7. Pinto Bean and Cheese Tacos

Tacos are almost as popular as pizza, so these are bound to be winners as well.

Since there's no meat, you won't have any fat or grease with which to contend, but there's still plenty of protein.

Again, if your kids like different vegetables and toppings with their tacos, experiment!

Recipes are just guidelines, so make them your own!


1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed

3/4 cup mild salsa

1 heart of romaine

8 taco shells

1 cup shredded Cheddar


In a small microwave-proof bowl, combine the beans and Β½ cup of the salsa.

Microwave on high until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.

Tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces.

Divide the taco shells among 4 plates.

Divide the bean mixture among the taco shells and top with the lettuce, Cheddar, and remaining ΒΌ cup of salsa.

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