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HG's Twice-as-Nice Guapo Taco
HG's Twice-as-Nice Guapo Taco

Double Your Pleasure...
A crunchy taco hidden inside a soft taco? What a cool idea! Sadly, the Taco Bell version is a little LAME in the stats department. So, we did what we always do and gave it a makeover. All you have to do is assemble and chew!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the kind by Boca or Morningstar Farms)
1/8 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix
2 tbsp. fat-free refried beans
1 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber Original (not Large) tortilla, or alternative below
1 standard-sized yellow corn taco shell
1/4 cup shredded lettuce
1 tbsp. shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

Directions:
Place soy crumbles in a small microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Microwave until hot, about 30 seconds. Stir and set aside.

In another small microwave-safe bowl, nuke beans until hot, about 15 seconds. Stir and set aside.

Place tortilla flat on a microwave-safe plate and nuke until warm, about 10 seconds. Spread beans evenly over the exposed side of the tortilla. Set aside.

Warm shell in the microwave for 30 seconds. Place shell over the bean-covered tortilla -- line up the shell's bottom with the tortilla's center, and align the right side of the shell with the right side of the tortilla. Gently press on the inside of the shell's right side to seal. Pick up the entire right half of the taco-tortilla, and fold it over so the left sides align. Gently press on the inside of the shell's left side to seal. (If it cracks a little, that's okay!)

Fill shell with seasoned crumbles, lettuce, and cheese. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 taco (entire recipe)
Calories: 175
Fat: 4.75g
Sodium: 569mg
Carbs: 26.5g
Fiber: 10.75g
Sugars: 0.5g
Protein: 15g

PointsPlus® value 5*

HG Alternative! Can't find La Tortilla's 50-calorie tortillas? No worries. Just get the lowest-calorie 6-inch tortilla you can find, and adjust the calorie count accordingly!



Taco Bell's Double Decker Taco
Taco Bell's Double Decker Taco

Double Trouble!
One problem with Mexican fast-food places like Taco Bell is that their individual items are so tiny! And once you eat enough of them to feel satisfied, you've consumed WAY too many calories and fat grams. Take T. Bell's Double Decker Taco, for example. The calorie count isn't outlandish, but you need to pair it up with a few other things in order to feel like you've eaten a real meal. One measly taco just AIN'T gonna do it, people... even if it IS wrapped in an extra tortilla. And having two for a total of 660 calories and 26g fat is something we'd rather not do. So we decided to get it on with some no-guilt Mexi-licious ingredients in the HG kitchen. Being DIY control-freaks has a few perks (as does getting daily emails from them)! And it's a lot easier than trying to get the Taco Bell employees to make their items our way -- they tend to look at us funny when we try to shove meatless crumbles and low-cal tortillas into their hands...

Serving Size: 1 taco
Calories: 330
Fat: 13g
Sodium: 820mg
Carbs: 38g
Fiber: 8g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 14g

PointsPlus® value 8*

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