Taco Tuesday’s Healthy Makeover


Tired of the same old #FastFixFave? Try this healthier version of Taco Tuesday. It’s 3 easy steps and under 20 minutes to on the table.

Get stocked with these staple ingredients and Taco Tuesday will be a hit at your house next week!

What, you mean you don’t do Taco Tuesday? Pin this and give it a try next week. It’s always easy to know you have at least one meal planned for the week, and something fun the kids can count on. And while we don’t do it every week, we often do some version of Tex Mex because we love the flavors and it’s fast and easy (black bean nachos, quesadillas or burritos) using these same staple ingredients in #TheHeanyHouseKitchen.

Tuesday Taco Salad

Serves 4 (or leftovers for 2!)


1 pound ground turkey

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 15-ounce can black beans (I like Eden Organic especially because of their BPA-free liner)

Lettuce (I prefer the crunch of Romaine for this)

Tortilla chips (we tried the Jalapeno Lime flavor by Late July & they are so awesome!)

Shredded cheddar (I use Cabot Jalapeno Light because it’s hormone free & full of flavor)

1 avocado

Salsa (I keep a minimum of two jars of Costco’s Kirkland brand salsa in my pantry at all times, along with their organic tortilla chips because you never know when you’ll need a big easy snack to feed a crowd!)

Salad dressing (We are obsessed with Bolthouse Farms Ranch or Cilantro Avocado works beautifully with this dish – made with yogurt, no preservatives, and only 40 calories – and no they did not pay me to say this! It is that good, I just wanna spread the love friends!)


  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat and add turkey, cumin and chili powder. Cook turkey until browned, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add beans to warm through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Assemble salad starting with lettuce, then chips, cheese, turkey and bean mixture, avocado, and salsa. Serve dressing on the side.

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