Oh boy! Most of you know that I’m a peaky eater, so when I figured out tacos were not all that healthy, I almost died! *Insert. Dramatic. Music. Here.* I love tacos! How can I possibly live without them?!
My challenge in taking care of myself has been to figure out healthier versions of my favorite foods. A lot of the time it just requires me to cook it at home, from scratch, so I know exactly what and how much is going into my food.
Sometime over the last week, cooking has just clicked. I was stressing about “how to cook chicken. Ew! I don’t want to touch raw chicken meat!” I found chicken tenderloins at the store that didn’t gross me out when I try to cook it…I know, I have issues lol…I can use the tongs so I don’t have to touch them and BOOM! no longer gross lol HA!!!
Without further adieu, here is how I get my taco fix for less than 500 calories. :)
(Image take with my iPhone 6)
- 1/2 cup Black Beans reduced sodium
- 1/2 cup Brown Rice
- 1/2 cup (approximately 4 oz.) plain Chicken Breast cooked with a little bit of Pam on the skillet.
- As much lettuce as I want.
- 1/4 cup Mexican Four Cheese Blend
- 5 tablespoons Ortega Taco Sauce
For a total of 483 calories and 42 grams of protein.