One of last season’s “Biggest Loser’ episodes showed the calorie content of the contestants’ favorite meal. I’m not a big fan of counting calories, but that episode totally got my attention,
The top calorie meal was cheese enchiladas, with refried beans, spanish rice, chips and salsa. . . . that meal came in well over 4,000 calories! One meal!
Do you love cheesy, gooey, Mexican food? Clearly, Mexican food can overwhlem our bodies with carbs and the wrong kind of fats. How can we possibly switch that and still enjoy the great flavors?
Recently I was thinking of Mexican food – – specifically tostadas – – -but didn’t want the yucky feeling I usually get when I eat them. So, I put my brain to work and came up with a great alternative! It is easy, tasty and basically all protein.
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup quick oats
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 ½ scoops VI Shake, dry
3/4 tsp taco seasoning.
- Blend in blender.
- Crisp the tortilla in a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes (I sprinkle some coarse ground cornmeal on my pizza paddle for easy sliding).
- After the ‘tortilla’ is crisped, spread on heated refried beans (vegetarian) and grated Monterey jack cheese and return to oven to melt.
- Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and enjoy!!
- This makes 3 tortillas.