Looking for a fun & healthy family meal that your entire Trim Healthy family will enjoy? Stop your search you found it – THM tacos in a bag will make everyone at the table happy (even those that are off plan).
You might call them “walking tacos” but around here we call them THM tacos in a bag. A little bit of nachos, a little bit of tacos and a whole lotta good.
Save a plate tonight and eat your Trim Healthy Mama dinner out of a chip bag! The kids think it is hilarious, you do less dishes and everyone likes the way it tastes.
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THM Tacos in a Bag
Tacos are kind of a universal favorite. I mean everyone loves tacos right? I know my family does & it is such a simple meal that doesn’t require a ton of effort from me.
Trim Healthy Mama Taco In a Bag Ingredients
Here are the items that you need for your taco dinner in a bag.
- An Individual Bag of Baked Tostitos (E) (These often come in and out of stock on Amazon. Join my THM Deals group – I often update when they are back in stock and on sale!)
- Lean Ground Turkey (E) Make it like this in the Instant Pot for the most flavorful taco meat ever!
- Diced Tomatoes (FP)
- Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (FP)
- Jalapenos (FP)
- Salsa (FP)
- Diced Onion (FP)
- Shredded Lettuce (FP)
- Corn (E)
- Black Beans (E)
- Pinto Beans (E)
- Fat Free Refried Beans (E)
- Brown Rice (E)
Adding the following toppings would make this recipe a delicious & on plan crossover (XO):
- Full Fat Cheese (S)
- Avocado (S)
- Sour Cream (S)
- Olives (S)
The fun thing about walking tacos is that you can customize the bag exactly to your liking and your family can make their dinner just the way they want it.
And that is even more important on Trim Healthy Mama because no one wants to make multiple meals. Since you choose your toppings, you can make this work for off plan family members or those that want a different fuel than you.
How To Make Your THM Walking Taco Bag
Making the THM tacos in a bag is an easy weeknight dinner that is fun to eat. My 7 year old thinks it is an incredibly fun way to eat her dinner.
Here are the items that you need to prepare.
- Cook your ground meat, drain grease and season with THM Taco seasoning. (I like this Instant Pot method for the meat)
- Warm or cook any other toppings that need to be prepared (rice/beans/corn).
- Place bowls out with the remaining toppings that you have chosen.
Building Your Taco Bag
Open an individual bag of baked Tostitos and crush the chips lightly. You just want to break the chips up gently but don’t reduce them to crumbs!
Start scooping the toppings that you want right into the bag! The chips are an E so if you want to keep it that fuel, only use FP or E toppings.
What’s in My Bag
I crush my chips a bit and then add in a tablespoon or two of corn and probably around 1/4 cup of fat free refried beans. I don’t measure the beans but that is roughly the amount.
Next, I add in the turkey taco meat. Then I add the Greek yogurt as a sour cream sub, diced tomatoes, onion, salsa and jalapenos.
With whatever space I have left, I pile in a bunch of chopped baby spinach. As listed, this would be an E meal.
Full disclosure: I love adding a big sprinkle of shredded cheese for a XO to make this meal even better!
Eating Tacos in a Bag
Now for the fun part! Eating your THM tacos in a bag.
Grab a spoon and mix your taco meat, veggies and chips together. Scoop up a big spoonful and enjoy eating your dinner right out of a bag.
Hey – whatever we have to do in order to do less dishes on THM right?!
Avoid Overdoing the Carbs
I listed multiple E toppings that you can throw in your chip bag. But it is important to remember that the chips already have 19g of carbs so you don’t want to go overboard with too many additional E toppings.
Counting and measuring is something that I despise in a way of eating so you won’t often see me saying that I measured 1/4 a cup of beans and 1/3 a cup of whatever. It isn’t how I eat & thankfully it isn’t what THM preaches. That being said, just be mindful.
As an example, one bag of chips with 1/4 cup of black beans and 1/4 cup of corn will keep you under the recommended carb limit of 45 grams per meal.
Last note is for the Trim Healthy Husbands! One bag does not fill my husband up so he eats two. While eating two bags of the chips is not ideal in my eyes, I’m not his keeper! He does go heavier on meat and FP toppings though so numbers wise, it really works out.
If I am still hungry after eating my taco bag, I usually just make a little side salad with lettuce, meat and FP toppings.
Want an “S” Walking Taco Bag?
Not tested yet (tell me if you try it) but I’m thinking an individual bag of pork rinds could work here! Pile it high with cheese, ground beef, sour cream, avocado and black olives. Sounds pretty good to me!
Or if I want an S meal while my family in having THM Tacos in a bag, I will just make a big salad with the taco meat and toppings.