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Healthy Crockpot Taco Soup

CUISINE

Mexican

PREP

20 minutes

COOK

4 hours

SERVINGS

4 Servings

Healthy Crockpot Taco Soup

Ingredients:

Homemade Taco Seasoning
The Bowl
Optional Toppings

Directions:

  1. Combine seasonings in small bowl (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, salt and pepper). Mix together.
  2. For the crockpot: combine broth, chicken, beans, enchilada sauce, corn, green chilis, diced tomatoes, onion, pepper and homemade taco seasoning. Stir together ingredients. Submerge the chicken and cover it.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. About 30 minutes before, remove chicken and shred it. Add chicken back in and stir together.
  4. Serve, top with tortilla and avocado!

Tools:

The following items are items that I personally use and recommend to make this recipe.

Who needs to switch up their Taco Tuesday game? Try this Healthy Crockpot Taco Soup!

 

This taco soup is easy, delicious and full of flavor. I made sure to add some extra veggies and left some room for tortilla chips. YUM! Ya, tacos are quick but it’s pretty awesome coming home to a crockpot full of taco soup. Your house will smell like it’s ready for a fiesta! Invite the neighbors over or meal prep the leftovers for lunches. It’s made with simple whole ingredients and is always a crowd pleaser. You probably have most of the ingredients on hand.

So many of my clients worry about eating out at Mexican restaurants but I am here to tell you, Mexican food can be healthy!

It has definitely gotten some negative publicity…I mean there are a lot of fried options and typically there’s way too many carbs topped with sour cream, cheese, high calorie sauces, etc. but my mission is to come up with healthier alternatives with the same great taste and flavor.

Because, who could live without Mexican food?

Healthy Crockpot Taco Soup Nutrition Info:

Homemade Taco Seasoning: Don’t be intimidated by the homemade seasoning, you throw all the spices in at once and it’s no big deal. If you’re looking to reduce your sodium intake (which most of us are), give it a try. It’s cheaper to buy your own spices vs. the pre-made packets and usually better for you. Cuminchili powder and green chilis are great ingredients to add Mexican flavor foods without added fat, calories and sugar.

Chicken: is a great source of protein and low in fat. The chicken breast is lean and has the most protein by weight, making it ideal for people who want to lose weight, maintain muscle mass and improve recovery.

Beans: They’re packed with protein and fiber while low in fat and calories. In addition, they’re exceptionally high in a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

Avocado: Contains heart healthy fats, mirconutrients and antioxidants.  Studies have shown that eating avocado or avocado oil with vegetables can dramatically increase the number of antioxidants you take in.

 

Need new variations of healthy tacos?

Try Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos, Steak Taco Salad, Sweet Potato Nachos 

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