My family has a lot of different sayings for what’s for dinner. We order pizza every Friday night, so we have called it for years “Party Pizza Friday” and when its taco night, all I have to say is “Mexican Fiesta” and my kids know exactly what we are having.
In the past few weeks, I’ve been weighing and measuring my foods, because I think it always is a good idea to get back to basics on a healthy eating/weight loss plan. And, like a lot of us, my portion distortion can easily sabotage my weight loss goals.
One problem with me and Mexican Fiesta night is my best friend, chips and salsa! Now, the salsa is healthy, but there is usually no way I ever stick to one serving of chips, they are just too good. So tonight I decided instead of making several tacos, I would make one big one, and if I was still hungry after that, I could have some chips.
For the base of my taco, I decided to use a pita bread that I found at my local grocery store. It’s 170 calories, but has 7 grams of fiber.
I could not get that price tag sticker off!
So, at the base was the pita bread, then a layer of mixed greens, 1/2 cup of taco rice(made from a prepared mix), 1/2 cup of black beans, half ounce of mexican shredded cheese, onions, and 4 ounces of taco meat, and taco sauce on top.
It took me the longest time to finish it! This huge plate was only 420 calories. And I was so full from that….no chips for me!!
So I feel like I had a really great dinner, and I didn’t go totally overboard!
Check out Healthy Ashley’s blog for her give-a-way of some yummy sauces! Country Bob sauces!
Also, check out day 4 of my brother’s book Tour at Lynn’s Weigh!!
And lastly, check out Megan’s Munchies for her Betty Crocker gift basket of goodies!