Tacos with Cheesy Shells

In our quest to be low-carb, we are always looking for ways to upgrade our favorite foods to make them healthier. Tacos are a great way to work a lot of fresh veggies into a meal – tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, lettuce, etc so I was thrilled to find a different option for taco shells. This recipe comes from http://www.homemadeinterest.com/low-carb-taco/ and uses shredded cheese to make the taco shells. Here’s the basics for the shells –

– Line a cookie sheet with silpats, place 2-3 oz of cheese in a pile (I could get two per sheet using the big cookie sheets) and spread the cheese into a single layer.

– bake at 350 deg for 5-7 minutes until the edges start to turn brown. Meanwhile, place a large spoon (or other kitchen utensil) across 2 cups.

– take out of the oven and let set for 2-3 minutes, then lift off with spatula and lay the cheese shell over the spoon, allow to sit for 10 minutes or so in order to harden up a little bit and allow it to take the shape of a shell.

You can use any kind of cheese, we used shredded mild cheddar. Fill with your favorite taco supplies and enjoy!




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