A bean and cheese taco can be a healthy meal or a calorie extravaganza, depending on the recipe. If you're making your taco at home, lighten the calorie load by using reduced-fat cheese and a soft tortilla instead of a fried one. You can also keep your taco lean by choosing vegetable toppings such as pico de gallo rather than fatty sour cream.
A bare-bones taco contains 52 calories from a soft corn tortilla, 122 calories from one-half cup of pinto beans, and 114 calories from 1 ounce of cheddar cheese, for a total of 288 calories. With 2 tablespoons of salsa, you add 10 more calories, bringing the calorie count close to 300. Top off your taco with diced tomato and shredded lettuce and you'll up the nutrient content while adding only a few more calories.
How Many Calories in a Taco Bell Bean ...
How to Freeze Sweet Corn Off the Cob
How to Make Pico de Gallo
Cooking Dried Banh Pho Noodles
Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Easy Exercises to Tighten Loose Skin
How to Slice French-Style Julienne Beans
Is Soy Milk Casein-Free?
Portillo's Chopped Salad Calories
How to Cook Oven-Roasted Corn
How to Make Toasted Bread Sticks With ...
How to Blanch Tomatillos
How to Cook Yakamein
Bok Choy Nutrition
How to Cook Balatong
How Do I Curdle Soy Milk With Lemon ...
How to Fix Curdled Whipped Cream
How to Keep Tomatoes Fresh
How to Freeze Empanadas
Calories of Tuna in Sunflower Oil
Nina K. is a Los Angeles-based journalist who has been published by USAToday.com, Fitday.com, Healthy Living Magazine, Organic Authority and numerous other print and web publications. She has a philosophy degree from the University of Colorado and a journalism certificate from UCLA.