Easy Crunchy Taco Cups

This recipe for easy crunchy taco cups sneaks in a variety of vegetables and good nutrition while offering a unique flavor.

The turkey and Greek yogurt offer leaner protein and work to keep us fuller for longer, while the Won Ton keeps the crunch while taking away some of the added sodium and empty carbs.

Making these in a muffin tin also helps us keep the portions controlled.

Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

Taco cups in a muffin tin

Ingredients

  • ~24 Won Ton wrappers
  • ½ lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • ½ lb. 93%-96% lean ground beef
  • 1 large zucchini, shredded
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning (substitute gluten-free seasoning if preferred)
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup light plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • Light plain Greek yogurt and guacamole for garnish (optional)

Crunchy Taco Cups

Instructions
1. Preheat your oven to 375°. Generously spray and line muffin tins with one or two Won ton wrapper. For extra crunchy cup use two Won ton wrappers for your cup.
2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the onions, turkey and beef for 5 minutes. Add the zucchini and seasonings and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
3. Remove the pan from the heat and fold in the plain Greek yogurt and salsa. Scoop two tablespoons of the mixture into each Won Ton cup. Place in oven for about 6-8 minutes. Remove and sprinkle cheese on top of each cup and place back in the oven for about 5 minutes until cheese melts.
4. Serve immediately topped with your favorite taco toppings, such as, lettuce, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Enjoy!


Nutritional information per taco cup:
Nutrition Facts
24 Servings Total = Makes 24 crunchy taco cups
Amount Per Serving = 1 crunchy taco cup
Calories 70.1
Total Fat 1.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 14.6 mg
Sodium 164.1 mg
Potassium 78.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 7.1 g
Vitamin A 7.3 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 2.0 %
Vitamin C 4.9 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.4 %
Calcium 8.4 %
Copper 2.5 %
Folate 1.3 %
Iron 3.7 %
Magnesium 1.3 %
Manganese 2.3 %
Niacin 0.9 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.4 %
Phosphorus 1.0 %
Riboflavin 0.7 %
Selenium 0.2 %
Thiamin 0.9 %
Zinc 0.5 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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