What does a girl do when she can’t eat chips and salsa? She has the next best thing – she makes a healthy Mexican meal!
I love all the flavors Mexican food offers so cook a lot of different Mexican dishes. Last night I was in the mood for fajitas. Since I had several people request recipes after posting it on Twitter and facebook, I’m sharing my meal(s) with you.
2 for 1: 1 recipe for 2 different meals
Fresh Sliced Chicken or Tyson Pre-Cooked Fajita Chicken Strips (fast fix)
Two Bell Peppers (one green, one red)
Badia Fajita Seasoning (to taste)
Lime juice, 3-4 limes or 1/4 cup of Lime Juice (depending on your taste)
Salt to taste if needed
Grilled Mexican Corn:
Today’s Harvest Frozen Corn (all natural, no preservatives)
Lots of Fresh Cilantro
Lime juice, 1-2 limes depending on size/taste
5 Diced small red and orange sweet peppers
One Tablespoon low-fat Hellman’s Mayo (optional)
Mix above ingredients and grill to cook in a pan or on the grill
Vigo Yellow Rice
Start the rice first, since it takes 25 minutes to cook, then start grilling the fajita mixture and the corn. The whole meal can be prepared in about 30 minutes.
1 Set of Ingredients, 2 Different Meals
MEAL #1: The No Tortilla Fajita Meal
Serve fajita meat and top with shredded lettuce, a dollop of low-fat sour cream and La Mexican salsa (in the produce section), with sides. (shredded cheese optional)
MEAL #2: Salad Bowl:
Layer #1: Rice
Layer #2: Sour cream
Layer #3: Fajita meat
Layer #4: Salad toppings – Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced onion, jalapenos, salsa and sliced avocado.
DIET TIPS: Save calories by keeping rice portions small. Remember, avocados are healthy but high in fat and calories so be careful on the amount you eat. 2 tablespoons of low-fat sour cream is only 40 calories and that’s a LOT of calories compared to 159 calories in a half of an avocado, which most people will use as one serving. We always skip the cheese. I don’t really taste it and it’s not worth the extra calories in our house. Finally, La Mexican fresh salsa is really low in calories (only 10 calories per 2 tablespoons) so enjoy!