05 November 2010

TV Dinner ~ Enchiladas Verdes

6.9 Points each TV Dinner  

Making your own pays off.  Just a little work but so much more flavor than those Lean Cuisine or even the Weight Watchers dinners, minus the stuff you can't pronounce but still just as convenient.

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So, who doesn't like Mexican food?  Raise your hand... That's what I thought!  NO ONE!  haha

The problem is, Mexican food is usually loaded with fat and calories.  Why do you think it's so good?  However, that doesn't mean I plan on giving it up, no way Jose!  One of our favorites is Enchiladas Verdes or Green Enchiladas.   I took my regular recipe, (link to my other blog with the regular recipe) and made it healthy.

Here are the few substitutions I made:

  1. LC tortillas instead of corn
  2. LF cheese in place of the regular
  3. Light Sour Cream when eating replacing the regular


Each of the TV Dinners is made up of:

  • 3 enchiladas  (4.6 points) ~ sauce, 3oz chicken, 3 tortillas and 1/4c cheese
  • 1/2 cup of brown rice  (2 points) ~ cooked in broth with diced tomatoes and jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup pinto beans  (.3 points) ~ homemade with just water and seasonings - no fat!




Before adjustments:  10 points each dinner (not bad but it could be better)




After adjustments:  6.9 points!

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