Tex Mex To Go

Y’all know that I couldn’t make it through the week without preparing and portioning out meals for the week.  This is especially true for my lunch since I typically eat at the office.  One of my “go-to” meals is a Tex Mex dish that I shared recently on Instagram.

A few people asked for the full recipe so here you go.  I feel kinda bad because this isn’t really a “recipe” – it’s more of an assembly.  This recipe makes 10 small meals for me. 
  • 2 packages Jennie O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 large can of fat free refried beans
  • 2 packages Taco Bell low sodium seasoning
  • Low fat shredded cheese
  • Low fat or fat free sour cream
  • Pickled jalapeños 
Brown the meat, then add the seasoning packages and water according to package directions.
I portion out the meat into 10 small containers, add a scoop of beans, sour cream, cheese and a few jalapenos.  I microwave it for about a minute and a half.  I also like this as a salad on top of shredded lettuce.  

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  1. November 20, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    Such a great idea. And, looks super yummy.

  2. Anonymous
    November 20, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    I have to tell you that I love these pre-done lunch ideas. I've been eating the chicken/rice/zucchini combo for several weeks and find it is so easy and delicious. I'll be sure to try this one, too. Thanks for the sharing your good ideas.

  3. November 20, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    This is a great idea! This is too much for me to make at once but these are ingredients we always have on hand. I can portion out the meat, then freeze the extra!

  4. November 20, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing – this looks yummy!

  5. November 21, 2012 / 2:39 am

    Great idea! Finding what to eat for lunch is my largest daily struggle when it comes to eating healthy. I dont eat fast food, but that doesn't mean I make good choices either haha.

  6. Erin
    December 6, 2012 / 5:18 am

    thanks for sharing! I remember seeing that instagram and wondering what you put in there. What kind of containers do you use? I need some new ones and they look like a great size!

  7. January 14, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    I just made these for my lunches this week. Absolutely hits the spot! Thanks for sharing!

  8. January 27, 2013 / 11:23 pm

    I really need to do this…it makes lunch so easy and better for me.

  9. February 3, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    Does the sour cream get… weird.. when you microwave it? I've never microwaved it, but I just always assumed it was gross. I love the idea of this, I always crave Mexican food at lunch time 🙂

  10. February 12, 2013 / 10:38 pm

    I love mexican food,,,,,,,sounds yum but one problem. I am vegetarian. When I eat salad, i get hungry after an hour:( Can you tell me more vegetarian(no eggs or meat) to go food?

    • July 27, 2014 / 2:12 pm

      Try TV (textured vegetable protein-what is left of the soybean after oil is removed). Takes on the flavor of what ever it is cooked in and retains structure, ie not mushy.

  11. August 27, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Just made these last night! Cant wait to try today for my lunch. Thank you for all the good healthy tips! You are so inspiring! 🙂

  12. April 16, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    Love this lunch! Easy to prepare and so yummy. Ive swapped shredded chicken for the ground turkey sometimes. Yum!!!

  13. May 6, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Hey! This has become my favorite lunch to make, and always have enough to freeze some meat for a couple weeks down the road. So I know that I'm getting the nutrition right, are you using the 1lb packs of turkey to make this?


  14. March 13, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Does microwaving it with the sour cream on it already make the sour cream taste different?

  15. December 11, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    is this eaten cold or warmed? and should the sour cream be added after warming it up?

  16. December 3, 2016 / 5:53 am

    I really like your blog and all of your articles, I think it is great that youre both thinking about this! Great job.you can brows our healthy meals

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