|Walking tacos and fruit.|
I am trying a few new ideas with the girls. I learned about Walking Tacos in Yum Fun and Food for Kids in an article by the fabulous Kristen Doyle of Dine and Dish. Don't know how I had never heard about this yummy take on the standard taco. We stopped at the store on the way home from the park and picked up a few ingredients I thought would taste great and be enticing to the girls. I followed no recipe just an idea of what I wanted in the meal.
For the Meat:
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 sweet red pepper, diced
- 1/4 onion, diced
- fresh ground pepper
- dash of salt
- 1 can no-salt-added back beans
- 1 can no-salt-added Italian diced tomatoes
Brown the meat and then add red pepper and onion. Cook 4 minutes and then add garlic and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and heat for 15-20 minutes. Let cool slightly. In the meantime make walking packets. I was at the grocery store so I could not purchase the individual size corn chips bags. Instead I decided to make some.
|Filling containers with taco ingredients.|
I took waxed paper and folded it up into squares. To keep the heat in I added a layer of foil folded over the outside. The packets held up very well.
For the Tacos:
- Corn chips
- Meat mixture
- Shredded cheese
- Lettuce or shredded cabbage
- Salsa, optional
Place all ingredients into the packet and enjoy! These are great for meals on the go and backyard parties.
Check out what the other children had this week at Muffin Tin Monday.