Tacos and tortillas are the perfect party buffet dinner food. With a variety of choices in meat fillers, cheese add ins, and vegetable toppings every trip to the table is a new taste tempting sensation in flavor.
Tacos are a fun family meal as well. Not only do adults enjoy this smorgasbord style meal but it is even more so for kids. Children love meals that they have control over. With a taco buffet table set up they can choose which foods they want to eat and how much of each.
Diners can choose from a soft tortilla or a crispy taco shell then fill these with an array of foods from the buffet. I have found that most of the foods involved with a taco meal are quite healthy. You have a variety of meats, cheese, and vegetables available to pop into the shells which are all healthy food choices. Although most people think of tacos as a treat they are actually quite a nutritious meal.
Begin Your Set Up With a Selection of Taco and Tortilla Shells
Tortillas come in a variety of flavors and colors which makes for a nice display of choices on the table. They really are a fun food and much healthier than your standard thick slices of bread.
Green Avocado tortillas are filled with disease-fighting antioxidants.
Red tomato tortillas are packed with vitamins.
Brown whole wheat tortillas for fiber.
Orange cheese tortillas are good for calcium and protein
Just to name a few of the benefits offered by specific tortillas.
Taco shells can be of a soft variety but they also come in a crunchy crisp variety as well.
I generally choose the crispy crunchy type and kids love them. They are just like chips and can also be purchase in chip style for easy dipping.
Taco shells are crunchy and they can easily make a mess as the insides slip out onto the plate if the diner holds them the wrong way. My kids love them.
I don't know about your kids but mine seem to LOVE to make a mess and be able to get away with it. They giggle all the way through our taco dinners. This is definitely fun food for kids and the buffet style dining arrangement magically transforms our family dinner into a party atmosphere for them and they love it.
Provide a Variety of Pre-Cooked Meats for Taco Filling
Protein is energy food and one of the main ingredients of this meal is meat. You can use any number of different meats to fill the tacos so for a buffet style party meal be sure to have a few varieties for your guests to choose from.
Because there will also be a selection of cheese and vegetables for fillings your family or guests also have the option of going meatless if they prefer.
Chop or Shred a Variety of Vegetables Fillers
Iceberg lettuce with its crisp snap is a general must have for tacos but from there it is anything goes when it comes to selecting the vegetables to pop on the top. Below is a selection of suggestions for vegetable fillers.
Green, Red, or Yellow Peppers.
The more color choices that you can offer onto the better the buffet table display will be. There really is a whole field of tasty choices where vegetables are concerned.
Tortilla Burrito Masterpiece!
Did you know that the difference between a tortilla and a burrito is the filling. A tortilla is the wheat or corn flat bread. Once you fill the tortilla with fillings it is then called a burrito.
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