A taco is one of my favorite things to eat! I like to load them up with fresh veggies, spicy toppings, a little guacamole – perfection.Maybe I’m a little biased, but I love anything with jalapeno and cilantro (like these awesome margaritas). Tacos don’t have to be boring and they don’t always have to be enjoyed folded up in the traditional tortilla. So lettuce give you some tips. See what I did there?

I love me a good taco bowl. What could be better than a bowl full of your favorite flavors? Plus, tortillas always bust open, break your heart, and the contents go flying. We are really just trying to spare you from saying “There’s got to be a better way!”. Because there is. There really is.

Taco bowls are an easy and delicious meal to throw together during a hectic week. At the beginning of the week you can cook the grains and protein, as well as prepare any veggies to have meals all week long!


Assemble your bowl by choosing a starch or grain, a protein, and any veggies and additional toppings that you want!


  • Rice (brown or white)
  • Quinoa
  • Farro
  • Corn
  • Roasted sweet potato
  • Tortilla


  • Beans
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Fish
  • Shrimp
  • Pork


  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Avocado

Additional Toppings:

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Jalapeno slices (pickled or fresh)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Lime wedges

Home-cooked meals don’t have to be difficult! Taco bowls are a healthy option and great for the whole family. The build-your-own style of this meal is fun for kids and great for guests!

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Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein



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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.