3 posts tagged Mexican
So last night I had dinner out with my girlfriends. We went to a delicious Mexican restaurant out in the suburbs. Knowing weigh in was the following morning, I was very aware of what I was eating. I’m pretty happy with what I had and even splurged on a small cinnamon gelato afterwards!
I had two chicken tacos on corn tortillas with just lettuce and tomato. On the side I had rice and black beans. I did my best to estimate the quantities and I guessed that the meal (minus the gelato) was 20 PP.
I wanted tacos tonight but I didn’t want to really cook anything. I’ve had a long couple of days do I wanted to take it easy tonight in the kitchen. So I made “Lazy Man Tacos.” I had a few extra points for dinner tonight so I decided to use them. I made two tacos and was completely full.
- 4 corn tortillas
- 1 c fat free refried beans
- 1/2 c reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
- 1/3 c guacamole
- 4 T fat free sour cream
- 2 T salsa
- 30g Baked Tostitos
This was so delicious! I heated up the beans separately and the split them up on the tortillas. I put the cheese on and then microwaved it to melt it together. I topped them with guacamole, sour cream and salsa. And I had a side of baked tortilla chips. So yummy!
And I would like to point out that I measured and weighed absolutely everything! The scale is a fantastic tool and super helpful for exact measurements. If you don’t currently have one, I HIGHLY recommend it. So that was it!
My lazy mans taco. Awesome!
Guys. It was WONDERFUL!!!
No really! It was heaven!
Ok, let’s break it down.
Two low fat tortillas, one cup refried beans, 3/4 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese, olive oil, 1/4 cup guacamole, one serving baked tostitos, 1/4 cup fat free sour cream, salsa.
It was a bit points heavy coming in at 23PP. But I think the next time I would use less beans and cheese and cut back by about 2PP. Also, I could use smaller tortillas for a lighter meal.
I really enjoyed this because even though it’s meatless, I still felt full and satisfied. Also, it was super quick! Which is always good. I could also use chicken, but that would take longer to cook.
Also, thanks to a great tumblr (I’ll post link tomorrow when I get on an actual comp) I think I may have found my new favorite dessert. Check back later for pics and details!