Steve and I love tex mex food. Burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, nachos, enchiladas, it’s all sooooo good. And if you prep some of your food in advance whipping up a week night mexican feast is super simple.
When I got home from teaching boot camp last night I went to the fridge pulled out my prepped food and had dinner ready and on the table by the time Steve got home roughly 20 minutes later.
If you pre-slice some of your veggies in advance it’s really easy to pull week night meals together. I love bell peppers and love them even more when I have an assortment of beautiful colours.
I took those bad boys out of the fridge and popped them into a pan with a drizzle of olive oil to let them cook through. At the same time I took out the chicken I baked on Monday night and sliced it up and heated it through in a pan with some fajita seasoning.
While those two were heating up I took the time to get our fixings all together. We used low fat shredded cheese, low fat cream cheese, (I have a slight obsession with cream cheese but it makes everything taste creamier and just a little bit allows
me to use less other cheese and keep the fat content down – also it’s just delicious) and taco sauce.
I came across President’s choice taco sauce I while back while perusing the shelves in the Mexican section at the grocery store. I absolutely love the stuff. It’s a blend of 3 peppers and is just perfect with fajitas, burritos and is delectable on omelettes as well.
|My cat Chester stares at me from our island while I cook….kinda creepy as I turn around and he’s just staring there, but I love him|
Once everything was heated through we were ready to chow down! We used both whole wheat and sprouted grain wraps which I heat in the microwave for 30 sec to make all warm and lovely.
|My shredded cheese looks like egg salad because I grate it in my magic bullet.
All in all it was a delicious dinner with a combination of protein, veggies, and complex carbs, perfect after a day of training. Nothing fancy, just goodness. I meant to take a picture of my assembled fajita but was so excited to eat that I forgot. If you happen to be low carbing it and staying away from grains you can easily make delicious fajitas in lettuce wraps. Butter lettuce as pictured below works great because it’s not really crispy and holds up well. This way you can still make this as a family meal and stick to your particular eating plan. I think tex mex is great for families as I know that when I was growing up I loved getting to make my own wraps and tacos and playing with my food.
|Ya, it was pretty fantastic|