Low Carb Taco Bowl

Did you know that the United States Department of Agriculture reported that tortilla chips are high in calories per gram and are filled with saturated fats and high levels of sodium? Today’s recipe is a lower fat and low carb take on tacos and taco salad. You’ve probably seen taco and burrito bowls everywhere in restaurants. A taco bowl is a deconstructed taco with all of your favorite taco filling ingredients. A traditional taco bowl would involve beans and grains like corn and rice. This recipe is easy to adapt to multiple diets as the taco bowls can be customized as desired. Use all of the taco bowl toppings listed or mix and match your favorites. How about setting up the toppings on the dinner table and each family member makes their own version? First we start with lean ground meat. I suggest either ground chicken or turkey. Of course another option is lean ground beef. Be sure and pour off any fat after cooking. Add 2 tablespoons taco seasoning; for great taste and economy, make your own using my easy taco seasoning recipe.

A chopped small onion and romaine lettuce are a perfect companion for the beef. Top with halved grape tomatoes, avocado slices, sliced olives, and canned diced jalapeno peppers. The final addition is a sprinkling of shredded low-fat cheddar cheese and a spoon of Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Regular sour cream is high in fat. In fact, almost 90% of the calories in regular sour cream come from fat. Greek yogurt has more protein and less fat than sour cream with a similar flavor. If you want the feel of rice without the carbs, rice a small head of cauliflower to add to the bowl.

Low Carb Taco Bowl

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Low Carb Taco Bowl

A healthier low carb taco bowl is a great way to enjoy your favorite taco flavors without all the carbs of tortillas and beans.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword low carb, low carb taco bowl, taco, taco bowl
Servings 4



  • 1 1/2 lb ground chicken or turkey or low fat ground beef
  • 2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning


  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1/2 4 oz can diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 large tomato chopped or grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups shredded Romaine lettuce or your choice
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives (or green)
  • 1/2 cup shredded low fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 cup optional guacamole
  • Optional 1 small head of cauliflower to be riced


  • Optional rice cauliflower for bowls
  • Prepare all ingredients before starting bowls
  • Brown meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Break up meat with wooden spoon
  • Add taco seasoning and stir well
  • Cook for another minute
  • Drain excess fat
  • Layer ingredients in bowls adding toppings
  • Add a spritz of lime juice and serve immediately


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

11 thoughts to “Low Carb Taco Bowl”

  1. ooooh very tasty! I might have to leave out the olives though, I really don’t like them. I love a bowl of food like this, we’ve been experimenting with poke bowls

  2. Good advice Carol. Same over here , our chips and crisps (we call them) are full of bad stuff and carbs. Your recipe should make us try to make our own. Unfortunately too many of us are hooked on the bad stuff and too lazy to make our own better alternatives.

  3. Amazing, what a delightful and most appetizing bowl to satisfy any tastebuds.
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  4. This looks delicious! I often take the tact meat from our taco nights and use it on a regular garden salad as my meal in place of the tortillas or chips and I find it is nice and filling.

  5. I’m running behind!! Thanks for sharing at the what’s for dinner party last week – The new party is open now. Hope to see you there!

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