Tiny Tacos

Tiny Tacos

These miniaturized versions of tacos are one of my all-time favorite, kid-friendly snacks.
When Frito-Lay introduced Baked! Scoops, I was so excited that I instantly went to work on creating dishes to fill these little morsels. I just find them so festive. When I conjured these tacos, I couldn’t wait to show them to friends and clients. They’re so much fun. Not only can you eat ten of them (how often do you get to eat ten whole anything—outside this book, anyway— when you’re eating healthy?) for only 200 calories. Plus the whole family will be excited to dig into your “diet food.” And kids will be more than willing to help prepare them.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 101 kcal


  • non-skillet pan


  • 10 Tostitos Baked! Scoops
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded romaine lettuce
  • 12 ounce finely shredded Cabot’s 75% Light Cheddar cheese or your favorite low-fat Cheddar
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning lower-sodium
  • 2 ounces 96% lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp mild or hot red taco sauce


  • Arrange the Scoops side by side on a plate.
  • Mix the lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese in a medium bowl until well combined. Divide evenly among the Scoops (about 11/2 teaspoons per Scoop).
  • Stir 2 teaspoons water into the taco seasoning in a small bowl until it has no lumps. Set aside.
  • Preheat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Put in the beef. Use a wooden spoon to coarsely crumble the meat as it cooks. When the beef is no longer pink, after 1 to 2 minutes, stir in the seasoning mixture. When no liquid remains, after about 1 minute, remove from the heat.
  • Divide the meat evenly among the Scoops, atop the lettuce mixture (about 1 teaspoon in each). Dollop the top of each with taco sauce. 
  • Serve immediately


Recipe taken from Devin Alexander’s THE MOST DECADENT DIET EVER!
Copyright © 2008 by Devin Alexander published by Broadway Books, a division of Random House Inc.
Photo Credit: Theresa Raffetto
Originally posted on www.devinalexander.com


Serving: 3gSodium: 223mgFiber: 1gCholesterol: 18mgCalories: 101kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 3gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 9g
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