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Low Fat Sizzling Fajitas

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)!

Ingredients 

Directions

1. 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. 2. Stir in salsa and chili powder to taste. Saute for 5 more minutes. 3. 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. 4. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts per serving  

CALORIES 287.6 CAL FAT 10.2 G SATURATED FAT 4.6 G CHOLESTEROL 53.2 MG
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Green Machine.

So many juices are based around carrots and I fully understand why. I’m just a tad tired of carrots. One of my juices today has carrots, I took a different route. GREEN, I wanted some extra green today. I pre-juiced three veggie-based juices today. I know that’s not ideal but Oliver has a vet visit and I worked out like a fiend and I just wanted to juice and be done with it for the day.

Juice #1 Ingredients

  • 1 Apple (cored)
  • 2 Stalks of Celery
  • 3 Carrots
  • Small bunch of Parsley

Notes

Carrots and apples. What can I say?

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Juice #2

  • 1 Pineapple spear
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 1 Pear

Notes

Oh MAN, this was so delicious. Pears, pears, give me more pears! So delicate and refreshing.

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Juice #3 Ingredients

  • ½ Green Bell Pepper
  • Handful of Spinach
  • 1 Apple (cored)
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 3 Stalks of Celery

Notes

Yummmm.

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