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Image of tomatos, shredded cheese, ground beef, lettuce in broth, Lean and Green Meal made easy

This taco soup is a satisfying and filling low-carb comfort food that you’d eat even if it weren’t healthy!  This particular meal is a great fit for the lean and green meal on your 5 and 1 program.

Fortunately, most of the meals on the program are of the “done-for-you” variety, but the nightly Lean and Green meal requires a bit of forethought.  But it also gives you the opportunity to satisfy your cravings for a specific flavor. 

Already on the program?

If you’re already on the program, I highly suggest that you develop a few “go-to” lean and greens and then stock up on the ingredients you’ll need to make them.  This way, you’ll never have an excuse to cheat and you’ll always have something that you love available.  

Not on the program yet?

If you have no idea what a “Lean and Green Meal” is but you’re at your wit’s end and you want a program that will actually work, shoot me a message on Fb or email. I’d love to help you get started.

If you haven’t been following my journey, then you don’t already know that I had tried everything. My health was declining and I was really beginning to think that I would never lose the weight.

I had no idea that in just a few short weeks (yes… weeks), I’d be able to share clothes with my mother and my sister (who had always been smaller than me.)   I’m so grateful I found this program and to my coach who helped me through it step by step.  Now it’s my goal to pay it forward and help at least 50 people hit their goal weight this year!  

One of the ways I’m doing that is by sharing the easiest and yummiest Lean and Green recipes I’ve found while doing my program.

Taco Soup: the perfect low carb comfort food

The night I whipped up this taco soup, I was craving that yummy taco flavor.  But, of course, I wanted to stick to my meal plan since I was seeing such great results!  This low carb taco soup was just the ticket!

It’s the perfect creamy comfort food and is so filling for a low carb meal!  The fact that you can make it ahead of time means that when it’s time to eat, you basically just .. well… eat. There’s really no additional prep needed and if you make it in the crockpot, clean-up is a breeze!

The science behind the Lean and Green requires you to be pretty exact since every single ingredient you put in your mouth is being specifically targeted to help you lose weight. Fortunately, it’s only for one meal per day!

You’ll also want to weigh each item using a kitchen scale.  The more precise your measurement, the quicker the weight will come off! Admittedly, this can make the Lean and Green meal a bit tricky when you are just starting out  (but then again.. that’s why this program works so well!)

Lean and Green Breakdown for Crockpot Taco Soup


Total: 1 Lean

About 5/6 Leaner | 5.33 oz. Ground beef
About 1/6 Leaner | 1.33 oz Plain 2% Greek Yogurt


Total: 3 Green

1 Green | 3.33 oz. Rotel;
1 Green | 1c (2.54 oz.) ceberg Lettuce

Healthy Fats

Total: 1 Healthy Fat

1 Healthy Fat | 1 oz. regular shredded cheddar


Total: 1 Healthy Fat

1 Condiment | 5.33oz low sodium chicken broth
About 1 Condiment | 1/3 tbsp. cilantro & 1/6 tbsp. taco Seasoning
About 1 Condiment | 1.3 oz. reduced fat cream cheese

What can you make with this low-carb soup to make a complete lean and green?

The only thing this soup is lacking is 2 servings of greens.  You can easily add those in with a cup of steamed green beans!   You could also take a few spoonfuls of the soup and sprinkle it over 2 cups of iceberg lettuce for a soup and salad combo!

Can you make this taco soup ahead of time and freeze it?

You can absolutely use this recipe as a  Taco Soup Freezer Meal.   After removing the soup from the crockpot, simply put it in a freezer-safe container and vent excess air. Do not add shredded cheese or fresh vegetables. Freeze for up to 6 months (quality may become reduced after 1 month.) 

To reheat:
Remove soup from the freezer and place in a microwave-safe container.   Reheat until soup reaches your desired temperature (at least 4-6 minutes). Top with cheese and lettuce.  Do not refreeze.

Yield: 2 L&G Servings

Taco Soup

Image of tomatos, shredded cheese, ground beef, lettuce in broth, Lean and Green Meal made easy

This delicious Taco Soup recipe makes 2 full lean and greens

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef (95%-97% Lean)
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup low fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 10-ounce cans of Rotel
  • 1 Tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Cilantro - fresh or dried
  • ½ cup shredded low-fat cheese for garnish


    1. Brown Ground Beef in a skillet over medium heat
    2. While meat is browning, place cream cheese, Rotel, greek yogurt, and taco seasoning into the crockpot.
    3. Drain grease off of meat and put meat in the crockpot
    4. Stir to combine with cheese and Rotel.
    5. Pour chicken broth over meat and cheese
    6. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours N
      Need it quicker? Cook on high for 2 hours
    7. Top with lettuce and cheese and remaining
    8. Before serving, stir in cilantro
    9. Ladle into bowls (6 servings) and garnish with shredded cheese and greek yogurt

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 778mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 52g

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