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Grain-Free Taco Bowl Recipe (Easy, Healthy, and Delicious!)

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I can’t help it… I might be a lazy cook, but I just love an easy, healthy meal, that comes together quickly! (This is why my cookbook is full of one-pan recipes that take 30 minutes or less.) This grain-free taco bowl is a one-pan meal with quick prep, minimal cleanup, and tons of veggies.

Quick tip for moms of picky eaters: If it tastes like tacos, they will eat it!

Taco Bowl: Quick Eats on Busy Nights

This taco bowl recipe brings together all of the best flavors of Mexican food without the vegetable oil-drenched corn chips or flour tortillas! The stir-fry style presentation opens up all kinds of possibilities, like adding in an array of fresh or frozen veggies not normally found in a taco.

Use all of the favorite Mexican restaurant toppings too, depending on your family’s diet: raw cheese, cultured sour cream, fermented salsa, guacamole, fresh avocado or tomato, cilantro, or a squeeze of lime.

For nights when fresh produce is on hand, it’s easy to switch over to tacos in lettuce wraps for variety and a more traditional taco presentation.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Hack

If you love Mexican food as much as our family does, it makes sense to use a ready-made taco seasoning in place of all the individual spices that make up taco seasoning. Of course, I don’t mean buying those packets of taco mix from the store! Make your own homemade taco seasoning in bulk so it’s always handy but also fresh.

I printed out the recipe and taped it to the side of my jar so that it’s easily accessible when I need to refill it.

Taco Scramble for Breakfast?

Grain-free breakfasts can be a challenge. It helps me (and the family meal budget) to reuse last night’s leftovers for breakfast. If this sounds like a gross proposition, consider seasoned meat and colorful peppers folded into an omelet or vegetable frittata and topped with a sprinkle of cheese and Mexican hot sauce. Not as out of the box as it seems!

Leftover taco bowls also can also be easily packed for lunch. (It’s even good cold!)

I hope you give it a try!

Grain-Free Taco Bowl Recipe

An easy stir-fry with Tex-Mex flavors. This is a great fast meal for a busy night and is also delicious for breakfast!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 162kcal
Author Katie Wells


6 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 medium yellow onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 bell peppers (diced)
  • 2 medium zucchini (or yellow squash, diced)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning

Optional Toppings

  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges


  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high until cooked.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, saute the chopped onions, peppers, and squash, stirring frequently, until starting to soften.
  • Return the meat to pan.
  • Add the taco seasoning and stir.
  • Add fresh spinach and continue to cook just until spinach wilts.
  • Remove from heat and serve with any desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Grain-Free Taco Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 861mg37%
Potassium 625mg18%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3235IU65%
Vitamin C 72mg87%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


To use as a breakfast scramble, simply make a frittata or put in an omelet. 

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Try these other favorite healthy high protein, grain free recipes:

  • Beef and Cabbage – Build this meal in the same way as Taco Scramble, but use cabbage, carrots, basil, and oregano for a completely different flavor profile.
  • Chicken and Vegetable – Chicken breasts, broccoli (even frozen!), and basil round out this simple but nourishing stir-fry.
  • Beef and Broccoli – More traditional Asian stir-fry flavors, with healthier substitutes like coconut aminos for soy sauce and coconut oil for processed vegetable oil.
  • Chicken Apple – An entirely different set of flavors, sautéed the same way in a quick stir-fry scramble. Fennel is a powerful detoxifier and blends well with the slight apple sweetness.

What is your go-to Mexican or stir-fry meal? Will you try this taco bowl recipe? Share below!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


20 responses to “Grain-Free Taco Bowl Recipe (Easy, Healthy, and Delicious!)”

  1. Justin Avatar

    5 stars
    This was so good it’s ridiculous! I ground up ribeye steak instead of the ground beef because it’s what I had. Topped it off with Mr’s Renfro’s Peach Salsa, so tasty!

  2. Jen Avatar

    5 stars
    This was so good! I have made something similar to this for years but I love the extra veggies (I always love when I can add spinach to a meal) and the absences of grains! I was actually planning to add cheese but I forgot and we didn’t even miss it. My kids loved it too and kept saying how yummy it was throughout meal time. I definitely recommend the cilantro and lime! It MADE the dish!

  3. Janet Fazio Avatar
    Janet Fazio

    Love how healthy and easy this recipe is. The two don’t always go hand-in-hand. I actually have everything to make it.

  4. Addison Jones Avatar
    Addison Jones

    This sounds easy, healthy and delicious! Can’t wait to try.

  5. Natalie Avatar

    I noticed the picture next to it that looks like a salsa to go with it… Just wondering if that is the case as it looks delicious!

  6. lydia Avatar

    Just signed up, very interesting to read up about gelatin. Will definitely start taking it, especially for artherites.

  7. Joan Avatar

    I have been reading your pages, trying to understand my hormone imbalance and finding your site very informative.
    I’m not trying to have a baby but am 55 and having issues w/ my hormones.
    Lots of good information…Thanks

  8. Charmaine Avatar

    Wow! Had meatloaf cupcakes planned but too much on my plate with baking my birthday cheesecake, bulk soup and vegetable snack preparation. Made this instead. My daughter asked for seconds! Definitely adding this to our meal plans. With all the fixings it reminded me of a healthier Chipotle bowl! Yum!

  9. Elizabeth Avatar

    4 stars
    Another winner! Even my toddler enjoyed it. I made the recipe just as it is written here and it was delicious. Thanks!

  10. Heath Avatar

    I just discovered your blog. Could this be reheated if there are leftovers?

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      Yes, but it reheats better in the oven or toaster oven than a microwave.

  11. Robin Troy Avatar
    Robin Troy

    I live in Albuquerque which is huge green chile country.  I added a  can of fire roasted tomatoes and a can of green chile.  it was awesome.

  12. Shelly Avatar

    Hi Wellness Mama,

    I was just wondering if you have any lamb recipes? I couldn’t seem to see any, so hopefully I didn’t just miss it!


    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      I do and they are on the schedule, just don’t remember when off the top of my head…

  13. Jenny P Avatar
    Jenny P

    I just want to thank you for all of your skillet recipes you’ve been doing!!!  Not only do they taste amazing, they are so easy and my family loves them!  It truly makes eating whole foods so much more “doable.”  So far I’ve tried the Chicken and Squash Stir Fry and the Beef and Zucchini Skillet and we’ve loved them both!!!  I’m now looking forward to your Pizza stir fry and this one now.  Thanks again!

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