Let's Taco Bout Low-Carb Tacos

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There's no reason to reserve tacos for Tuesdays only! Whatever day of the week it is, you can (and should!) enjoy tacos.

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. But with these creative recipes, you can enjoy tacos any of day of the week without the carb overload.  ¡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
Apr 19, 2019

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