Let’s “Taco” Bout It #CreateYourBowl

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tacoWhen you have a family as large as ours there are always go-to meals that we focus on because they make all of us happy and for us it’s Taco Tuesdays. We make a giant spread and all pick and choose what we want eat. There have never been tears when tacos were on the menu.

We make a big deal over our meals as a time to catch up on what happened with the kids at school. When they are happy and smiling it’s a lot easier for them to spill the beans on the ups and downs of elementary school life.taco

Life can be cruel in their little world so we savour the moments together solving issues that come up as a family. I think they enjoy it as well. Taking turns talking about our day is like a therapy we didn’t know we needed and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

“Nacho” Ordinary Taco

You want to get kids to eat their food? Give them a selection, let them make the decision, and go with the flow. Let them help you cook and shred and set the table. Let them be involved. Let them feel special.

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A ate this whole bowl of rice as the filling for her Tortilla Bowls…but she ate #success

Tacos are one of those foods that have opened up a world of new opportunities for our kids. Lettuce has always been taboo until the kids had it on tacos. My son could eat a whole head in one sitting now because he tried something new and liked it. Ditto for my older daughter and black beans. She now pouts if there is no legumes on our table. They especially love these fish tacos from British Columbia Mom that are ready in under 30 mins.

OLD EL PASO Tortilla Bowls

We are a soft taco crew and always will be but the kids have always worn half of their dinner on their clothes. No matter how we wrapped them and placed them gently in their hands they somehow ended up picking up random bits of cheese and guac off their pants. Not anymore though.

Today’s Taco Tuesday included the OLD EL PASO Tortilla Bowls where we could each load up our faves into the handy-dandy bowls. I knew that these would be a hit before I even got them into my hands because I am the one who has to do laundry. Dinner went into the littles tummy’s this time 🙂

As our meal was winding down I asked my family what they thought of the bowls and the unanimous decision was that they would be purchased again. I think they liked that we didn’t have to help them roll anything up (no offense to regular tortillas).

I think what I like most about these is the versatility though. While the regular sized bowls were perfect for dinner I realized that the mini ones were perfect as little two-bite taco appetizers. You could load them up with whatever you pleased and they would be a hit at get-togethers.

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Let’s “Taco” Bout the Guac

Guacamole is one of my favourite foods and I always make too much on purpose so I can snack on it without feeling guilty at night. This recipe is so simple and I like it super chunky so that its more of a topping than spread.

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Where to Buy

These multi-use, convo starting, smile-inducing OLD EL PASO Tortilla Bowls can be bought at your local Loblaws. You can find your closest store with this handy-dandy store locator.

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I know that looking at all of these pics has you all super hungry so why don’t you head on over to grab some of these babies and celebrate “Taco Tuesdays” on any day of the week. Check out this video for even more ideas!

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23 Comments

  1. June 7, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Taco salad (or haystacks, as my Seventh Day Adventist family of my childhood calls them) are my favourite meal!! This, combined with your amazing puns make for an awesome post!

  2. June 8, 2016 / 11:53 am

    I just had leftover “taco Tuesday” salad thanks to this suggestion. So yum!

  3. Cheryl
    June 9, 2016 / 11:23 am

    I just love Taco Tuesday!!! Such an easy healthy meal that the kids love 🙂

  4. June 9, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Such a fun and yummy looking meal! I love that it encourages your kids to try new things and eat their dinner. Can’t wait to try your guacamole recipe. #client

  5. kristen visser
    June 9, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    seriously you are making me sooooo hungry right now! Taco’s/burritos are one of my favorite foods. I haven’t had it in a couple weeks which is weird for me. I want to try the taco bowls and also tie rice into the mix which i never do

  6. kathy downey
    June 9, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Seriously i just got a free coupon in the mail this morning i cant wait to try them ,thanks for the ideas

  7. June 10, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Oh my gosh, I am getting so hungry just looking at all of your fabulous photos. and your recipe for Chunky Guacamole….so delicious sounding! I may have to make it this weekend! Love the Olde El Paso Tortilla Bowls, how fun are those!

  8. Nate
    June 11, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Looks very tasty

  9. Lynda Cook
    June 13, 2016 / 11:50 am

    I love these new taco bowls, they hold so much more goodness, we like to have tacos at least once a week, they make for a great fast meal!!

  10. kathy downey
    June 13, 2016 / 11:59 am

    You made me so hungry for this kind of food we ran out yesterday and picked up a few kits and had fun filling the bowls so delicious..

  11. Debbie S.
    June 13, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    My family loves tacos and I love your ideas here.. I haven’t tried the Old ElPaso taco bowls yet, but I will be! I saved your guacamole recipe to yumprint and pinterest!

  12. Victoria Ess
    June 16, 2016 / 11:20 am

    This is such a great idea! Have to go pick some up!

  13. Joni W
    August 9, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    I love tacos!! They’re usually corn made, which i love because my stomach can’t handle wheat

  14. loriag
    August 9, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    Oh that looks so good. Old El Passo is the best.

  15. Mike Gismondi
    August 14, 2016 / 11:49 am

    This looks delicious!

  16. August 17, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    We love tacos and the bowls are so nice for less mess and more deliciousness.These look amazing.We love Old El Paso products too.

  17. Jamie hall
    August 27, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Yum love tacos it’s a easy meal that everyone loves

  18. October 1, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I love Tacos! Thank you for sharing your recipes, we like to try different things when we make tacos!

  19. Darren Scrubb
    October 7, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    These Taco bowls truly look so delicious that I could eat that right now.

  20. Victoria Ess
    December 4, 2016 / 7:27 am

    I’d tried these and they are a lot of fun!

  21. Debbie White Beattie
    October 18, 2017 / 5:49 am

    I love tacos and I love extra toppings like sweet peppers shredded carrots cucumber sticks tomatoes and whatever else I can find

  22. Tammi L.
    October 20, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    We’ve never tried these, but they look good! My husband prefers soft over hard too. I’d love to make my own guacamole, I’ve never done that before – and the good thing is that I won’t be buying a big container that gets thrown out as I’m the only one that eats it! Thanks!

  23. JoKing
    August 7, 2019 / 10:49 am

    Taco tuesday reinvented! Great for layering and can be a healthy meal.

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