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Entries in tortilla chips (2)

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’ 

11:51AM

Grilled Chicken Taco Salad with a Jalapeño Crunch

Good Almost Afternoon Foodies! It’s a hot, hot, hot day here today and all I can think about is drinking lots of iced tea and lemonade. Unfortunately for me I do not have either one of those beverages made. In typical fashion, I crave those things I do not have made already. What’s up with that, I wonder. Luckily for me those two things are easily fixed. Now you know what I will be doing shortly after I post this, huh?

Most of us do not like to cook on these extremely hot days and it seems like the East Coast is getting pounded by the heat. So an easy solution is making light and tasty meals. I know I already blogged about a steak salad this week, but that was no ordinary salad. It is hard to deny how awesome that salad looked [and believe me, it tasted even better].

Today I have another pretty amazing salad. About 10 days ago it seemed like everybody was talking about tacos or taco related foods and I started dreaming about tacos. Seriously, I was dreaming about tacos. My mind was overcome by flavorful stuffed crunchy tortilla shells. So today I present to you my incredibly delicious Grilled Chicken Taco Salad with a Jalapeno Crunch.

Here is what you will need:

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  • 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

Directions:

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

  • Layer several Jalapeno tortilla chips on the bottom of the plate
  • Add lettuce, tomato, chicken and top with chips

  • Crumble some additional jalapeno tortilla chips on top

  • SERVE & EAT!!

It is super easy, super tasteful, and relatively healthy! I really enjoyed it. It was the perfect dinner for an incredibly hot day!! I hope you all enjoy as much as we did!!

Until Next Time,

Happy Crunchin’