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Loaded taco bowls recipe

Loaded taco bowls recipe

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Little ones will love this mild-spiced Mexican-style taco bowl made with lean turkey mince, wholegrain rice, black beans and veggies. It's a healthy kids lunch idea that's fun to eat too. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 508 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 200g 2% fat turkey breast mince
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 250g microwave wholegrain rice
  • 100g black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 60g tinned sweetcorn, drained
  • ½ medium avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 5g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 22%
  • Saturates

    3g 16%
  • Sugars

    5g 6%
  • Salt

    0.3g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 53.1g Protein 35.1g Fibre 8.6g


  1. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over a medium heat and cook the onion for 5 mins. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute before stirring through the turkey mince and paprika and cooking for 5 mins, breaking the mince up as you stir. 
  2. Meanwhile heat the microwave rice according to pack instructions. 
  3. Divide the rice between two bowls, then spoon in the turkey mince, black beans, sweetcorn and avocado. Serve with lime wedges and a scattering of parsley to garnish.

Tip: Can be made with meat or veggie mince. The bowl ingredients can be substituted to your favourites or whatever you have in your fridge – jalapeños, shredded lettuce, cubed beetroot, chopped tomatoes, top with sour cream or grated cheese.

See more Healthy recipes for children

Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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