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Lean and Green Cheesy Taco Vegetable Skillet

Optavia Counts

  • 1 Lean
  • 3 Greens,
  • 2.6 Condiments 

Are you looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s healthy and delicious? Look no further than the Lean and Green Cheesy Taco Vegetable Skillet! This one-pan meal is packed with nutritious veggies, lean protein, and gooey melted cheese for a satisfying and flavorful dinner that the whole family will love. Best of all, it takes just 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish, making it the perfect meal for busy weeknights, when you don’t have, much time to spend in the kitchen. So fire up your skillet and get ready to enjoy a delicious and nutritious dinner tonight!

Cheesy Taco Vegetable Skillet


  • 14 oz Jean 93% ground beef-10 oz cooked (2 Leans)
  • 1 cup assorted bell peppers, chopped (2 Greens)
  • 10 oz can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilles, do not drain (2 1/2 Greens) 
  • 3/4 cup zucchini, chopped (1 1/2 Greens) 
  • 3 cups baby kole or spinach, chopped (3 Greens)
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp toco seasoning (8 Condiments)
  • 1 cup 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese (1 Lean) Green onions to garnish

Cheesy Taco Vegetable Skillet


  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain the cooked meat of excess fat.
  • Add bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and kale to ground beef.
  • Stir in taco seasoning and cook for about 5 more minutes or until spinach is fully wilted. 
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and cover the pan allowing the cheese to melt or put the meat mixture in a 9-inch pie dish and place in the oven at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes until the cheese has melted.

Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

Hi, we have found that almost the 3rd person facing the problem of being overweight. In our team and research, we have some fellows who have been facing this for years. So at the beginning of 2021, we began to take the weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while our journey isn't over, we are well on our way! When we started our team and fellows had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so we were so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. We are very happy to share it with you as well! For those not familiar, OPTAVIA is not some fad diet but instead is a program designed to help those who are looking to lose weight make better choices with their health and wellness via better habits. We've worked hard to make sure that all OPTAVIA 5 and 1 recipes listed are approved for the OPTAVIA 5&1 plan.

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