Soft Shell Tacos

The taco probably originated in the Los Angeles area in the 18th century and was introduced by Mexican immigrants.  The original probably featured chicken, beef or pork as a filling.  The seasoned ground meat taco came along later and that’s what’s on tonight’s menu.

The original version was also served with corn tortillas.  Using a flour tortilla makes it an “American” taco.  Regardless of how they’re served, tacos are a mainstream favorite food.

Grocery List: Soft Shell Tacos
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Grocery List: Soft-shell Tacos Oct


garlic (if needed)

sweet onion (if needed)

red or green leaf lettuce (if needed)

1 bunch fresh cilantro (if making quick salsa)

1 green bell pepper (if needed)

1 Anaheim pepper (if making quick salsa)

1 Jalapeno pepper (if making quick salsa)

2 kiwis (one per diner)

2 fresh limes

Canned/Dried Foods

low sodium veggie broth (if needed)

one 15 oz. can no-salt diced tomatoes (if making quick salsa)

oregano leaves (if needed)

ground cumin (if needed)

chili powder (if needed)

Tabasco (if needed)

Frozen Foods

1 package meatless ground meat (if eating meatless)

1 package Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles or Patties (if eating meatless)


one half lb. ground turkey breast (if eating meat)

Chilled Foods/Dairy

plain nonfat yogurt (if needed)

sharp cheddar cheese (if needed)

1 pint fresh tomato salsa (If no quick low-sodium salsa at home)

6″ soft flour or corn tortillas

Nutritional Value Soft Shell Tacos
Soft Tacos with Ground Turkey Sausage

Per Serving


Protein: 35 g

Carbohydrates: 52 g

Total Fat: 30 g

(Saturated Fat: 7 g

Dietary Fiber: 15 g

Cholesterol: 100 mg

Sodium: 410 mg

% calories from fat: 45.6%

Serving Size:

One taco with 1 kiwi

Soft Tacos with Meatless sausage

Nutritional Analysis

Per Serving

Calories: 640

Protein: 31 g

Carbohydrates: 72 g

Total Fat:25 g

(Saturated Fat: 5 g

Dietary Fiber: 16 g

Cholesterol: 15 mg

Sodium: 710 mg

% calories from fat: 36.8 %

Serving Size:

Two tacos with 1 kiwi