Monday, March 26, 2012

Chinese Taco Salad

 

I'm sure that are your kids shun sweets and fats and beg for fruits and veggies, but it's a struggle around here to get the kiddos to eat any for dinner that doesn't come with a toy. My kids will eat taco salad, and so I decided to try the same idea, but with Asian inspired ingredients.
Ingredients:
Meat sauce:
1 lb. ground turkey
1 chopped onion
2 Tb. Soy sauce


Salad:
Cabbage
Carrots
Peppers
Peas
Chow Mein Noodles
Mandarin Oranges
You can really add anything you like: water chestnuts, mushrooms, pineapple, beans, sugar snap peas, onions, rice, quinoa, etc.


Dressing:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Splenda
1 Tb rice wine vinegar
1 Tb sesame oil
1/4 tsp ginger (optional)



Serve w/ chopsticks-because that makes it more fun.


My kids enthusiastically chowed down and even went for seconds and thirds.  It gained a very high place on the "make again" list.  


We tried to think of a fun name for it. Maybe "Chaco Salad"? Maybe Ninja Taco Salad?


UPDATE: I sent the leftover w/ the hubby for lunch and he actually texted me to say "I'm surprisingly a huge fan of the Turkey Chaco salad." In 16 years, it's the first lunch that has been text worthy. 




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10 comments:

  1. MMmm. This looks super yummy. I'm afraid my little guys wouldn't really go for it, but I would love to work my way up to it, because it sounds delicious to me!

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  2. This looks fun. I never thought of doing an Asian inspired "taco bar". What a great way to introduce your kids to new favors.

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  3. Wow! I don't think I would ever have combined those, but it sounds pretty good!

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  4. Yum! I'm sure even my none-veggie-eating boyfriend would give this a try. Pinned!

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  5. Text worthy.... definitely means I should make this too!! haha

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  6. Yay for text worthy lunches!!! Thank you for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree.

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  7. That looks really good I need to make lighter dishes....had to buy new jeans yesterday!

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  8. Looks delicious. And full of vegetables, which is a challenge for me when making dinners. Definitely going to try this.

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  9. I am making this for my kids! love it!

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  10. This looks soooo yummy!! Give yourself a pat on the back! thank you for sharing at Uncommon! ;)

    Bonnie @ uncommon

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