Real Healthy Taco Casserole

Because some days you want a taco...without the hassle of a tortilla.

Because some days you want a taco…without the hassle of a tortilla.

Every mom knows that a quick casserole recipe can save the day. Of course it’s always best when that quick casserole recipe is something that the kids will actually eat!

My problem with most casserole recipes is that they all seem to be made with unhealthy ingredients. And I don’t care how convenient a recipe is to make, if it’s filled with grains and dairy then I’d rather not bother. Take traditional taco casseroles — these grease-bombs start with a layer of corn chips and end with a layer of cheese. Sounds like a tummy ache in the making…

The Real Healthy Taco Casserole takes all of the good things about a taco — the seasoned meat, veggies and toppings — and bakes it up with a cashew-based cheese spread and salsa. Baked sweet potato cubes make a wholesome base to take the place of grains. It’s quick, it’s wholesome and it’s delicious. Enjoy!

Oh and yes, the kids will actually eat this one 🙂

Real Healthy Taco Casserole
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 12

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a casserole pan with coconut oil. Arrange the frozen sweet potato pieces in the casserole pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a skillet along with the chili powder, sweet paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder and salt, then drain off the liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl mix the dairy-free cheese spread and salsa together.
  4. Sprinkle the ground beef over the sweet potatoes, then sprinkle with the cheese mixture. Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and place a few scoops of casserole onto individual serving plates. Top with the onions, olives, tomato, lettuce and guacamole. Serve and enjoy!
NUTRITION

Calories: 238     Fat: 11     Carbohydrates: 20     Sodium: 266     Fiber: 5     Protein: 14    
Dairy-Free Cheese Spread
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 16

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Store in the fridge.
NUTRITION

Serving size: 1 Tablespoon     Calories: 90     Fat: 8     Carbohydrates: 2     Sodium: 50     Fiber: .5     Protein: 2    

 

Healthy recipe for taco casserole

The kids gobble this one up!

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