Monday, May 21, 2012

Muffin Tin Monday, Walking Tacos

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.


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12 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I've never heard of Walking Tacos. I'd love to try this for the family.

    Thanks for sharing this week!

    Blessings,
    Kristine

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    1. Idea was new to me as well. Great for a picnic or party in the back yard.

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  2. Great idea!! I will have to do this!

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    1. I would love to take credit but I got the idea from the fabulous Kristen Doyle of dineanddish.net.

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  3. I love these, but haven't tried them with JDaniel. I need too.

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    1. Next time I am going to make a point of picking up the individual chip bags to make them even more fun.

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  4. I used to make these for my kids when they were little and called them frito boats (cuz well, I used fritos LOL) and we hadn't had them in years. Now I want one right now!! Plus you made them healthier than I did so that is how I will do it from now on!!!

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    1. I found reduced salt Fritos at the store! I actually had to add a small amount of salt to the dish because it was so salt free!

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  5. This is great! I had never heard of this kind of meal! What fun :)

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    1. It was way more fun than I thought it would be. Definitely a keeper.

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  6. I haven't heard of walking tacos either. That is a wonderful idea! I must try this with the kiddies! I have those reusable snack taxi snack bags that would be great for this idea :)

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    1. I am not familiar with snack taxi snack bags. Will have to look into that. I would love to have something easy to wash to keep around.

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