Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Homemade Tacos with Slaw Have Half the Calories Than Takeout: Homemade Tacos Have Half Calories of Takeout

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Homemade Tacos with Slaw Have Half the Calories Than Takeout: Homemade Tacos Have Half Calories of Takeout

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If you ordered these Thai Tacos with slaw and from a take-out establishment, they would come in at a hefty 800 calories. In this recipe, a serving is 400 calories, half of the fast-food variety.

Add a combo to the meal with a tasty Asian Slaw and wash it down with a Fruity Mango Soda (recipes follow).

Chili Thai Tacos

4 taco shells

3 cans (each 85 g) flaked light tuna (Spicy Thai Chili flavour)

60 ml (4 tbsp) sour cream, divided

250 ml (1 cup) shredded iceberg lettuce

1 tomato, diced

2 lime wedges, for garnish

Toast taco shells for 20 to 30 seconds in a toaster oven or for 1 minute in a 180 C (350 F) conventional oven.

In a saute pan, lightly heat tuna. Reduce heat to low and quickly stir in half the sour cream. Place a quarter of the tuna mixture into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato and remaining sour cream. Garnish with lime wedges.

Makes 2 servings. …

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