I love tacos - who doesn't? Ever since I was a little kid, tacos were a favorite dinner meal. It was something I enjoyed helping my grandmother prepare in her kitchen because I could do something simple like chop the onions, shred the cheese, or just keep an eye on the taco shells warming up in the oven.
And while I pride myself on mostly cooking from scratch, there's still something about those "Taco Dinner Kit" meals in a box (from Ortega or Old El Paso) that I still love and crave every now and then! It makes for a quick and easy dinner meal in a pinch so I always keep some of these kits on hand.
But even if you're using a taco kit and seasoning mix, there are ways to dress up your taco dinners to make them fancier—and more healthy, too! Kids will enjoy these ideas as much as adults as they make for colorful, fun meals that you can eat with your hands.
Here are five tips for better home-cooked taco dinners that you and your family can enjoy: