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Healthy Fiesta--Mexican Recipes that are Yummy Without All the Fat and Calories!

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I can honestly say that I do not know anyone who does not love Mexican food. It is so spicy, savory and festive. You can turn up the heat on it, or tame it a bit. But, you can also pack on a lot of extra pounds, if you’re not careful with the ingredients. I have a new love for Mexican Food, since moving to The Valley of the Sun, but I make sure I skimp on the calories without sacrificing flavor. Here are some of my Fiesta Favorites from my Fitness Answer Meal Plan:


1 8 oz. Pkg. Of Ground Beef
4 Small Low-Carb Whole Wheat Tortillas
½ Cup Green Peppers
¼ Cup Chopped Black Olives
1 8-oz. jar of crushed tomatoes
1 Jar of Salsa
¼ Cup of Monterrey Jack Cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef in medium skillet. Add in Green peppers, black olives and crushed tomatoes. Fill tortilla shells with meat mixture
Fold shell tightly, sealing off all four corners and place in baking pan. Pour salsa on top and bake in pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes.
Makes 2 servings

Serve with mixed greens and 2 tbs. Of Lime Avocado dressing
½ of Avocado
1 tablespoon Lime Juice
1 tablespoon White Wine Vinegar 2 teaspoons
¼ Cup of Greek or plain yogurt
Salt and Pepper

• (4) 6oz. Chicken Breasts, diced
• 2 tbsp. Of olive oil
• 1 bunch of cilantro, cleaned and trimmed
• ½ Cup of sliced red bell peppers
• ½ Small, yellow, Spanish onion diced
• ¼ cup of Monterrey Jack Cheese
• Greek Yogurt
• 4 Small Low-CarbWhole Wheat Tortillas
• Salsa

In large skillet stir-fry chicken in olive oil until tender, cover and set aside. Add onions, peppers and cilantro. Fill each pita with chicken and pepper/onion mixture. Garnish with a dollop of Greek yogurt and salsa.
4 servings

Serve with side salad with balsamic vinaigrette

• 6oz. Chicken Breasts, diced
• 1 tbsp. Of olive oil
• 1 bunch of cilantro, cleaned and trimmed
• ¼ Cup of sliced red bell peppers
• ¼ Small, yellow, Spanish onion diced
• ¼ cup of Monterrey Jack Cheese
• 1 small avocado peeled, cored and sliced
• Greek Yogurt
• 2 Cups of Romaine Lettuce
• Salsa

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