Taco Time! Celebrate National Taco Day the Low-Carb Way

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It may not be Tuesday, but it is National Taco Day! Taco fillings like ground beef, grilled veggies, cheese, and sour cream are low-carb staples. Unfortunately, a shell or tortilla ups the carb count — and your blood sugar. Celebrate Taco Day the low-carb way with these creative recipes.  ¡Delicioso!

Lettuce Wrap

Move over, sad salad. Swaddle any type of protein or veggie medley in large, sturdy lettuce leaves. Voila! You’ve got a taco with a stellar nutritional profile. Our picks? Butter lettuce and romaine leaves.

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Cheese Shell

Melt and brown cheese, then let it cool to form a crispy shell. Pick from any variety of low-carb cheeses — provolone, parmesan, or cheddar will compliment most fillings.

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Bacon Shell

More like baecon. Yum! Bacon adds a smoky flavor to tacos (or literally anything) without increasing the carb count. Weave, bake & shape bacon slices to make the taco shell of your dreams. Just make sure you pick a brand that doesn’t have added sugar, including maple or honey.

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Vegetable Tortilla

Soft tortillas can be equally delicious — and carb-filled. A standard flour tortilla has 25 grams of carbohydrates. A vegetable and egg-based alternative has 1/3 of the carbs. Use your imagination and experiment with adding spices to match whatever you’re filling it with.

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Other Alternatives

You don’t have to reinvent the tortilla. Check out these other low-carb ways to enjoy traditional taco flavors.

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Andrea Lagotte
Andrea Lagotte

Marketing & Customer Experience Specialist at One Drop. Native New Yorker with a passion for positive psychology, mindfulness, and digital health for diabetes management.