As promised, here is week number 2 of 4 of recipes and ideas about how to eat healthier. I found several recipes, but since I know many of my readers have children, I decided to go with a kid-friendly recipe. I chose fajitas, which is of course, a straight forward and simple meal to make. Also, since I didn’t believe that fajitas were actually low fat, I did a little research. I found out that there is a compound in the chili peppers called capsaicin. It is responsible for the mouth-searing quality that chili peppers have. Nevertheless, capsaicin can also fire up your metabolism. So don’t be afraid to go a little heavy on the chili peppers in this dish, or in other dishes as well. Also, as an added plus, you can use leftover chicken breasts that you may already have on hand for the fajitas. Especially if they have been baked or broiled. Finally, as I stated earlier, the kiddies will love this recipe. So you will not have to cook your healthy food, and suffer while the rest of your family eats the other meal you prepared for them (that you are secretly devouring in your mind)!
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ½ red or white onion, sliced
- 1 red, orange, or green bell pepper, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 whole chicken breasts, grilled and cut into strips, or 8 oz extra-lean, 95 percent, ground beef
- ½ C salsa
- ¼ C nonfat sour cream
- 4 whole-wheat tortillas, 7"-8" in diameter. Variation: spinach or corn-flour tortillas
- 1 C shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Add onion, pepper, and garlic and saute briefly. Add meat, reduce heat to medium, and saute until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
Stir in salsa and chili powder to taste. Saute for 5 more minutes.
Spread 1 tablespoon sour cream in a thin layer on each tortilla. Divide the meat mixture on top of tortillas, sprinkle each with cheese, wrap, and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts per serving
CALORIES 287.6 CAL
FAT 10.2 G
SATURATED FAT 4.6 G
CHOLESTEROL 53.2 MG