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Skinny Recipe: Meatless Tacos

Even if you’re not a vegetarian, reducing your meat intake just one day a week can have a considerable impact on your health. It can increase life expectancy while reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. And if every American ate meatless just one day per week all year it would be the equivalent of taking ½ million cars off the road.

If something as simple as swapping a plant-based, meatless product in your favorite dishes is good for not just your body, but also the planet, then why not give it a shot?

How to make meatless that taste and look like your familiar favorites?

Here’s where food technology plays a role, and in a good way. Gardein makes tasty, convenient and healthier versions of the foods we all love to eat. All products are plant-based and made with non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies that provide the taste, texture and nutrition of meat but with less calories, less fat and no cholesterol.

Meatless made easy!

Gardein’s products cook from frozen and are ready in minutes! I kicked my burger craving with these simply meat-free avocado sliders and you can tackle Taco Tuesday with this meat-free, easy-peasy recipe! #win-win!

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Skinny Meatless Tacos

  • 1 cup Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Ground
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 T Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 2 T Chunky Salsa
  • 1/2 cup chopped Fresh Spinach
  • 2 – 6” Whole Wheat Tortillas


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet and add beefless ground on medium to high heat. Sprinkle with seasoning. Cook until browned and thoroughly heated (about 4-5 min).
  2. In a small dish, mix together vegan cream cheese and salsa.
  3. Assemble your tacos: scoop half of the meatless ground into one tortilla. Top with salsa mixture then spinach. Repeat and serve!

skinny meatless tacos

Gluten Free Tip: This product is actually gluten free on top of being meatless! If you’re gluten sensitive or intolerant, feel free skip the tortilla and make this an awesome taco salad!

Nutrition: 380 calories and 31 g plant-based protein for both tacos.

Want more meatless information, recipes and ideas?

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A big thanks to Gardein for sponsoring today’s post and sweeping me off my meat!

What’s your favorite meatless meal?

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