I’m sure I’ve said it before and if I haven’t- here it is, lunch is my least favorite meal of the day.
With so many food sensitive kids and the constant feeding of my little morning food grazers – breakfast runs into a morning snack- which runs into lunch- which seems to look like a little bit bigger snack. There is so much food served in my house between the hours of 7:00AM to 1:00PM there truly are days I wonder if I’m running a house or a food service company. Since lunch is at the tail end of it all- basically, it is the meal that gets the end of my energy, and lets face it Momma is ready to throw in the towel by then.
So I’m constantly searching for an easy way out or a quick serve solution – walking tacos my friend have won my heart for this reason.
Yes, they are not going to win an unprocessed, healthy living award but they taste good, are quick, easy, budget friendly, gluten free, and kids love them. So give it a try for a special treat- your kids will thank you- and heck, even healthy families can cheat sometimes.
Walking Taco Recipe
1 lb lean ground beef (turkey or chicken work great too)
1 once of your favorite taco seasoning
4 (2.5 ounce packages of corn chips)
2 C, shredded lettuce
1 C. shredded or diced cheese
1/2 C. diced tomatoes (we only had cherry at the time)
1/3 C. salsa
1/3 C. sour cream
Place ground meat in skillet on medium/low heat. Cook and stir until browned and cooked through. Drain any access grease. Add taco seasoning and prepare as directed.
Now, comes the fun part. With the bags unopened, carefully crush the corn chips (just slightly-do not turn them into corn powder). Carefully open the bags and begin assembly. Divide the ground meat evenly into all the bags and begin adding all of your favorite ingredients (lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa)
Serve in the bag with a fork- and to make them extra kid friendly I like to put my kids in a mug to prevent the bag from tipping/spilling over while scooping.
What is your go-to lunch for your family?