Recipe: Healthy Taco Bowls with Superfood Swaps

Superfood Taco Bowls

Don’t sacrifice taste for the sake of healthy eating. Loaded with spicy ground beef, brown rice and plenty of salsa, Fit Foodie Finds’ taco bowls have it all. This meal includes some unexpected but delicious ingredient swaps: hummus in place of sour cream plus kale and sprouts in place of lettuce.

Superfood Taco Bowls


For the beef

  • 1 pound 95/5 ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the bowls

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 2 cups kale, leaves stripped from stems and chopped
  • 1 cup sprouts
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salsa


For the beef: Preheat skillet to medium-high heat. Add ground beef, and stir continuously until slightly browned. Add apple cider vinegar and spices, and continue cooking until fully cooked.

For the bowls: Separate the ground beef into 4 servings. Then, add 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 2 tablespoons hummus, 1/2 cup kale, 1/4 cup sprouts, 1/4 cup diced tomatoes and 2 tablespoons salsa to each bowl.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 4 |  Serving Size: 1/4 beef mixture + 1/2 cup brown rice + 2 tablespoons hummus + 1/2 cup kale + 1/4 cup sprouts + 1/4 cup diced tomatoes + 2 tablespoons salsa

Per serving: Calories: 447; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 453mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 26g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 252mg; Iron: 22%; Vitamin A: 38%; Vitamin C: 35%; Calcium: 7% 

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