Saturday, September 4, 2010

Two Great Taco Recipes

This is a great lunch box taco recipe I found on Kaboose that I wanted to share. I can't wait to amke this one for my daughter:

by Stella Zedman

This totable taco salad makes a sweet treat for school lunches. Some assembly required, but kids love tossing together all the fixings and are sure to enjoy this welcome break from PB&J.


  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) canned kidney or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sour cream (regular or low fat)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) tortilla chips (regular or baked)

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a plastic container big enough to use as a bowl for the finished salad, toss together lettuce and tomato. In a small plastic container with a tight-fitting lid, stir together beans and salsa. Pack shredded cheese and sour cream in separate plastic containers. Finally, pack tortilla chips in a zip-top plastic bag.
  2. OK, you've got all the components. Now what? At lunchtime, open the container of lettuce. Dump bean mixture on top, add a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Finally, crumble tortilla chips on top and lunch is served!
Servings: 1


How kids can help

~Prepare all the ingredients for the taco salad and place in containers.

~Assemble at lunchtime. 
Image from
Walking Tacos  ( I love this recipe, very customizable)

Small packets of fritos or doritos-your choice
Ground beef, lean.
Taco Seasoning packet-your choice
Shredded Lettuce
Diced tomatoes or salsa
Shredded Cheese
Olives (optional)
sour cream (optional)
black beans (optional)
jalapenos (optional)
Prepare taco meat as directed on seasoning package.
Open chip packets carefully, preferably cutting off the top.
Layer meat on top of chips, then layer other toppings as you like.
Stick a fork in it...ready to eat!!!!!

My husband makes a great walking taco dip that I will post another day.



Anya@IW said...

Very creative! Wish I had some of these resources when my daughter was younger - she was (IS) a very picky eater! LOL.

LindaOriginal said...

I can't wait for more of your recipes!

CraftyMomof3 said...

Thanks! Stay tuned I am gathering up some fall apple recipes!