I’ve tried so many diets over the years I should win an award. Not for succeeding at anything though. Just for the effort. You know, one of those participation trophies. I’d love to show one of those babies off. The one diet that I’ve actually seen results from is the South Beach Diet. It’s also probably the hardest diet to stick to. There’s only so much ricotta and eggs a person can eat before they say eff this. But when you make food that actually tastes good it’s a lot easier to stick with. Like this Phase 1 Friendly Taco Salad.
My roommate and I started the South Beach Diet 2 days ago, on Monday. We’ve done fairly well so far. We even resisted the urge to eat the peanuts out of the M&M’s. Granted the M&M’s are still sitting on the coffee table, taunting us. We just haven’t had the heart to dispose of them. I think she counted them just to see if I cheat while she’s gone! We have 12 more days left on Phase 1; I’ve never made it to phase 2. I’m hoping with the support (and hand slapping) of a diet buddy we’ll make it there without issues.
Anyway, back to this Phase 1 Friendly Taco Salad. This will work for anyone. If you’re like me and enjoy crunchy shells I’ve got something special for you. If you’re like my roommate and hate the crunchy shells you can skip the special part. You’re weird.
Sorry – sugar deprivation, don’t hate me!
Anyway, here it is. There’s no packaged seasoning – it’s a make it yourself thing so you know what’s going in it. I use lean ground beef but you could use ground turkey or chicken too. I just like my beef! Of course, ground turkey would probably be a lot healthier.