Taco Tower

Taco Tower is delicious and nutritious

Looking for some Game Day recipes to try? Check out my team’s ultimate favorite! It’s Taco Tower with seven layers; they’re are some nutritious & delicious combinations!

Layer 1 = Refried Beans (16 oz. can)

Layer 2 = Guacamole (see below)

Layer 3 = Seasoned low or non fat sour cream (see below)

Layer 4 = Chopped sweet onions or scallions

Layer 5 = Chopped black, pitted olives (14. 5 oz. can)

Layer 6 = Chopped tomatoes

Layer 7 =  Shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (8 oz.)

Guacamole Recipe: for layer #2 by Jodie Fitz

2 ripe avocado’s

1/2 clove garlic (from a large clove)

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 – 2 tablespoons finely chopped tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

Using a knife cut into the avocado lengthwise and cut around it through to the pit in the center.  There are some FANTASTIC avocado cutters that are great for kids to use that don’t have the sharp edges so that they can complete the entire process from beginning to end.

Once you’ve cut around the entire avocado, twist it and separate the two sides.  Remove the pit.  Scoop out the ripe avocado and mash it up.  Add in the the salt, pepper, lime juice, onions and tomatoes and stir it all together.  We are light on the onions and tomatoes in this mix due to the other layers.

Seasoned Sour Cream: Layer #3

16 oz. low fat or no fat sour cream

1 package of  taco seasoning

Simply fold the seasoning into the sour cream until it is thoroughly mixed.

Folding is a GREAT lesson to share with kids.  I like to tell kids I’m cooking with that when you read it in a recipe it’s like a STOP sign that says don’t use an electric mixer on my, stir me slowly and gently in a circular motion.

Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.

 

36 Comments on “Taco Tower”

  1. Chrishelle

    Following from the Favorite Things blog hop. This looks delicious. I think this will make it to our Super Bowl Sunday table. cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

    1. Jodie Fitz

      Thank you for the invite – I popped over & shared! Have a GREAT weekend….
      And, agreed – cooking w kids surpasses the span of ages they grow through and allows us continued ‘fun’ time with them… (they grow WAY too fast…)
      Have a great weekend!
      ~ Jodie

    1. Jodie Fitz

      It is! My one of my family’s favorite football noshing snacks…
      🙂
      Have a great weekend!
      ~ Jodie

  2. Jann Olson

    Hi Jodie, I make something very similar and we love it. I fixed your oven chicken tenders the other night for hubby and I. We both really enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Jodie Fitz

      Hi there – THANK you so much for stopping by! I am so glad you tried the chicken tenders and enjoyed them…my kids love them & we avoid the frozen processed foods :)!

      Love dips like taco tower! I bet yours is delicious too 🙂
      Have a GREAT week ~
      Jodie xo

    1. Jodie Fitz

      It’s always a hit when we share it!

      Hoping everyone else likes it too 🙂
      Have a Great week ~ Jodie

    1. Jodie Fitz

      Did you get to watch! I always watch for the commercials & half time show lol (shhhh – don’t tell my family :))
      ~ Jodie

  3. Kathy Moody

    This looks fabulous! It’s perfect Superbowl food. I have to try these. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

    Hugs
    Kathy

    1. Jodie Fitz

      I hope you do! Always a BIG hit w my football loving team at my counters… 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the game.

      ~ Jodie

    1. Jodie Fitz

      THANK you for pinning!!! Have an awesome week ahead…
      Hope you enjoyed the game! On to Valentine’s….
      ~ Jodie

    1. Jodie Fitz

      Yes & just a few bites are more than filling 🙂 It goes a long way, making it a great party share! Thanks for stopping by…
      ~ Jodie

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