Wednesday, June 22, 2011

beans & greens tacos

Confession: I'm not thrilled that I'm having to count calories right now. Sigh. I found a computer program that I am finding really helpful, (email me if you'd like details -- I'd be happy to pass along info,) and find that aspect of it EASY . . . I just don't love thinking that hard about what I eat EVERY SINGLE MINUTE.

Like, "Oh my god -- I forgot to input the eight animal crackers I had with the kids this morning! Was it eight crackers? Seven? Nine? OH WHO CARES!!!!!!" But I still input eight crackers, sigh.

The plus side? I have been eating healthfully for so long, I'm finding THAT aspect pretty easy. I am just watching portion sizes and adding more veggies. I have developed new relationships with my measuring cups and spoons I never thought I'd have. :)

Tonight's dinner definitely didn't feel like "diet food," although it came in well under 300 calories . . .


For each taco . . .
1 corn tortilla (I used homemade, from my freezer)
2 tablespoons refried beans (I used homemade)
1 tablespoon cooked brown rice
2 - 3 tablespoons cooked greens (I used spinach)
1 tablespoon shredded pepper jack cheese
1 tablespoon pico de gallo
1 teaspoon "light" sour cream
1 radish, sliced

I made myself two tacos for dinner tonight, which I found pleasantly satisfying . . . and left me plenty of room in my daily calorie count for a chocolate chip cookie for dessert. :)


Emily said...

I'm a little behind, how long have you been counting calories?

Eileen said...

Beans & greens are really underrated, especially on corn tortillas toasted just a little. I like using wilted kale, and a little chopped cabbage with lime juice.

Have you tried lightly pickling the radishes in lime or lemon juice? Pickled radishes & jalapenos are all over the taquerias here, & well worth a try.

Anonymous said...

Whats your recipe for the homemade corn tortillas?