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9:53AM

Chicken Taco Wraps

Good Morning! I have something to admit: I had McDonald’s for breakfast. Oh the shame. Shameful, you’re asking? Why is it so shameful to eat McDonald’s for breakfast? Well, for me, when I crave something it is very difficult for me to stop thinking about it. For instance, last night I decided I wanted McDonald’s for breakfast and I have been thinking about it since then. I usually go through a crazy routine before I go to a fast food restaurant; there is a ton of thought going into it, mainly it has to do the calories and my weight. I’m obsessed with not gaining weight, but it’s because I have come so far from my almost 300 pound body. Yes, you read that right, at one point in my life I weighed almost 300 pounds. Now I weigh a perfect 120 and there is no way that I am not going to fight to keep my weight right where it is!

So, you see, eating McDonald’s almost always results in an instant feeling of regret. I mean, how could a process that includes talking myself into eating it not result in a feeling of regret. However, I am a firm believer in eating anything you want with restraint and moderation. It is okay to eat the not-so-good things every once in a while. For instance, one day a month I give myself permission to eat McDonald’s breakfast. That is not so bad, right? I do not eat there for any other meal and I allocate only one day each month. I have come a far way – I used to eat it once or twice a day on most days. I was a sucker [and still am] for fast foods; however, I did not restrain myself back in those days! My guilt and regret and my need to stay thin really controls my brain most days! I do have a healthier version of my beloved Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Biscuit. You can find it here! Be strong and go with this recipe and not the drive-thru!  

Now that I’ve had a moment to vent about my healthy and unhealthy eating habits, I feel the need to give you a healthier alternative for lunch or dinner tonight. Several weeks ago a friend of mine, Chad, told me about this amazing taco wrap he was having for dinner and I wanted to have one instantly [see my food obsession goes far beyond McDonald’s]. So today I have a Grilled Chicken Taco Wrap that will please everybody in your house!

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 piece grilled chicken, sliced or cut into chunks
  • 1 jar taco sauce                                        
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • Hint of Jalapeno Tortilla Chips
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Nacho/Taco Cheese, shredded
  • Corn Tortilla Shells

Directions:

  • In a large skillet, take the already grilled & sliced chicken and add the first five ingredients until thoroughly coated

  • Preheat your George Foreman Grill
  • On your tortilla, crumple one or two chips then layer lettuce, tomato, chicken, and cheese

  • Fold the ends under and roll the tortilla to ensure that none of the filling will come out

  • Place your taco wrap on your George Foreman and close the top and heat the taco wrap until it has those awesome little charred marks on each side; approximately 5 to 6 minutes

This meal is incredibly easy to whip together. Nick and I had a leftover piece of grilled chicken and I decided to use this chicken for our taco wraps and our taco salad. One little piece of chicken fed us for two meals – INCREDIBLE! I really love tacos so this adaptation seemed like a great way to change the age old favorite up a bit; Nick loved it, so I know it was a success! Try it soon!

I hope you all enjoy!!

Until Next Time,

Happy Taco Wrappin’