Recipe: P2 Taco Salad

P2I call it a stall buster for P2.

No, not this salad per se, but this is one meal of the Stall Buster Routine.

When in a stall, this is my first line of defense. Now before I describe what the menu is for this stall buster, let me first explain what I consider a stall.  Even before that, let’s see what Dr. Simeons considers a stall:

The Plateau:

…the weight has been stationary for at least four days without any dietary error having been committed.

In my coaching, I am a little bit more liberal with my definition.  I totally understand how frustrating it can be to go for days at the same weight.  And like Dr. Simeons, there is no amount of cajoling I can do to alleviate the minds of my clients that everything is AOK, that they will resume losing, just have faith.

My definition of a stall on P2 is a 4 consecutive day period where your average is less than .4 per day.  If you are my client, and this happens with your losses, then I encourage you to try this:

One Beef/One Fish
One Raw/One Cooked Veggie
Only Berries (or, if you consider tomato a fruit, no berries)
Up to 1/4 cup of half and half (no carrageenan)
No wheat

Try it and see!

This is one of those meals on P2 that you really feel like you are eating pretty normal.



P2 Taco Salad
1 serving

10 minutes prep
15 minutes start to finish

3.5 oz lean ground beef
1 tsp taco seasoning, homemade
1 tbsp minced onion, dehydrated
1 small jalapeno, chopped small (to taste)
1 tbsp lime juice
1 roma tomato, chopped
3 oz lettuce, chopped
cilantro to taste

Brown meat over medium heat with taco seasoning until done, drain.  Let cool.

Add dried onion to lime juice and allow to rehydrate, mix in the jalapeno pepper…this is your dressing.

Layer lettuce, tomato, meat mixture and then top all with dressing and make pretty with cilantro.  Yum!

Entire Recipe:

197 Calories
6g Fat (25% calories from fat)
24g Protein
14g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber
62mg Cholesterol; 368mg Sodium; 817mg Potassium

Per Serving:

197 Calories
6g Fat (25% calories from fat)
24g Protein
14g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber
62mg Cholesterol; 368mg Sodium; 817mg Potassium

Serving Idea:  If you are doing a higher fat version of the protocol, you can add a dollop of sour cream and this becomes a double yum factor!

Note:  This is totally P2 Legal if you consider the following:  the dehydrated onions are considered a spice, as is the cilantro and jalapeno.  Lemon and limes are interchangable on protocol.  And consider your tomato a fruit.

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7 Comments on Recipe: P2 Taco Salad

  1. Megan says:

    I LOVE this salad. I didn’t think it was going to be enough food, and by the time it was made and I was eating it, I wasn’t sure I could finish it! Great flavor and very satisfying.

    • Biz Buzz says:

      Thank you Megan! I am so happy you liked it, now the question is, did it work? ::giggle::

  2. Vicki says:

    This is a fabulous salad! I love all of the different flavors and it’s very filling.

    • Biz Buzz says:

      Thank you Vicki! It’s one of my faves!

  3. Christa says:

    This is now my go to meal – I can even mix it up early in the day and take it to go. Sooooo yummy.

    • Biz Buzz says:

      It was one of my faves as well. Who am I kidding, it is STILL my fave meal! I love ANYTHING Mexican!

  4. Cynthia says:

    I can’t find the recipe for homemade taco seasoning. Can someone pls post. Thank you!

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