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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

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Effortless Chicken Enchiladas

Effortless Chicken Enchiladas

31 Flares Twitter 23 Facebook 1 Google+ 0 Email -- LinkedIn 1 31 Flares If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my Newsletter . Thanks for visiting! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias School is back in session here and so begins the after school clubs, concerts, football games, dances and more. Lexi is joining even more things this year, on top of orchestra, like yearbook committee, choir, archery, and authors club, and with yearbook committee comes the need to attend all other school functions and games to take pictures. Oh yeah, life just got a little more fast paced here! And thats just for Lexi, Gavins life is getting pretty busy outside of school this year too and he is joining his first after school club and wants to finally join a soccer team! This post includes some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here for my full disclosure policy. Over the years, I have been guilty of feeding the kids fast food or other junk on busy school nights, just to save time. Not anymore, I have put together quite an extensive list of recipes that are virtually effortless, at least on school days. One of our favorites is my Chicken Enchiladas with only 4 ingredients and next to no cooking on my part. I pick up the Walmarts Marketside Rotisserie Chickenmeal from the deli section, and the chickenis always juicy and tender, perfect for the enchiladas. Seeing that oh so familiar signat Walmart makes it easy for meto find what to make for dinnerquickly and easily! Its so easy, or should I say, effortless too, I always buy a few of them on the weekends and have Lexi shred them up. She enjoys it, says that it is relaxing and I know she sneaks a bite here and there and th Continue reading >>

Skinny Beef Enchiladas

Skinny Beef Enchiladas

Okay, guys. Here is that delicious new recipe I promised you. SKINNY BEEF ENCHILADAS. Yes, Ma’am. Skinny Enchiladas that are so out-of-this-world good you will want to make them again and again! Those of you that have followed my blog for awhile know that I’m a die-hard Mexican food lover. It is my ultimate weakness. The flavors and textures in Mexican food drive me insane (in a very good way. haha!) Unfortunately though, most of it can be filled with tons of fat and grease. So times like now, when I’m trying to eat healthy-er and exercising, that kind of food just isn’t on my diet… until now. I cut down on a lot of fat and calories by using really lean ground beef. 96% lean to be exact. But you could always use lean ground turkey or even chicken. I also made them with low-fat cheese and loaded them up with onion and spices so they were extra flavorful. I think that’s the typical problem with ‘skinny’ or ‘light’ recipes- they lack in flavor so it makes you miss the real thing. Not with these though, my friends. They are so tasty and totally cured my Mexican food cravings. *High five* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, brown and crumble ground beef with the chopped onion. (There should not be any grease to drain if you used extra lean beef.) Add garlic, cumin and black pepper to beef. Cook and stir another 5 minutes or so until heated through. Remove from heat. Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel then warm in microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. Pour enchilada sauce in a medium bowl. Dip each warm tortilla in enchilada sauce then place on a plate. Top tortilla with 3 Tablespoons of beef mixture and 1 Tablespoon of cheese. Roll up and place in prepared pan, seam-side Continue reading >>

How Can I Eat Healthy At Mexican Restaurants If I Have Diabetes?

How Can I Eat Healthy At Mexican Restaurants If I Have Diabetes?

Beans, rice, tortillas, and chips are the most common foods that contain carbohydrates in the Mexican diet. Restaurants may “double-wrap” and serve tacos or burritos with two tortillas as opposed to one, so be aware that you may need to double your estimate of carbohydrate intake. Especially with tortillas, it’s easy to forget how many we eat with each meal, so remember to keep count! Tortillas come in lots of different sizes, but one 6-inch corn tortilla will provide 11 carbohydrates. As at any restaurant, seek out vegetables and lean protein sources that have been cooked with little added oils or frying. If you have diabetes, at Mexican restaurants try to limit the chips you eat to a handful. If that's hard, ask your server to take the basket away. Lower-fat choices are fajitas and soft tacos stuffed with chicken, beef, or seafood, and loaded with vegetables. Hold the cheese and sour cream or ask for them on the side. Smaller portions of Mexican rice, black or pinto beans, and salsa are good sides. Continue reading >>

Makeover Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Makeover Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Makeover Chicken Enchiladas Recipe photo by Taste of Home Read Reviews Be the first to add a review Mexican food is often loaded with fat and calories. We were able to take this recipe and make it over to be a healthier version you will be proud to serve to your family.Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies 1 teaspoon each ground cumin and dried oregano 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided In a saucepan, bring the chicken, water and 2 teaspoons garlic to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken; reserve liquid. Cut chicken into thin strips. Set aside. In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add remaining garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add chilies and seasoning; saute 1 minute. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in 1 cup chicken broth, milk and reserved liquid. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted. Combine 1 cup of cheese sauce and chicken; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining chicken broth. Dip tortillas, one at a time, in hot broth just until limp, about 4 seconds on each side. Spoon about 1/4 cup mixture down the center of each tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon green onion. Roll up and place seam side down in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour remaining sauce evenly over tortillas. Cover and bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; cover an let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish with remaining green onions. Yield: 6 servings. Or Continue reading >>

Enchilada Sauce Nutrition: Is It Healthy For You?

Enchilada Sauce Nutrition: Is It Healthy For You?

Enchilada Sauce Nutrition: Is It Healthy For You? Hello Friends! Im so excited today to have a guest post written by Salina with CreamySmell . Enjoy it We all understand how busy our daily lives can be, whether you are a young career man or woman, we know how hard it can be to juggle chores, a job, and keeping a healthy diet . Its so much easier to get fast foods or buy microwavable foods than planning your own diet. It can even be hard to come up with a dish to make for dinner , especially when youre looking for something more palatable than the ready-to-eat ones. Do you want tastier and healthier food? Learn about enchilada sauce nutrition and why its good for you! What Nutrition Can You Get From Enchilada Sauce? Since enchilada sauce is tomato based, it is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants . The vitamin C in this enchilada sauce can boost your immune system while the antioxidants can help fight free radicals that are known to cause cancer. Tomatoes are also rich in lycopene and beta-carotene are specific types of antioxidants which have been associated with the prevention of prostate cancer and breast cancer. Recent studies show that people who eat more foods rich in both lycopene and beta-carotene are less likely to have either breast or prostate cancer. Enchilada sauces, thanks to the tomatoes are a rich source of potassium . By increasing your intake of potassium, you will be able to moderate your blood pressure better. Increasing your consumption of potassium can have vasodilation effects, wherein your blood vessels become dilated resulting to a lower blood pressure. Folic acid improves the elasticity of your arteries, reducing the risks of heart attack. Since enchilada sauces are rich in potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants, not to mention fiber, your r Continue reading >>

Corn Tortillas Vs Flour Tortillas For Diabetics

Corn Tortillas Vs Flour Tortillas For Diabetics

Corn Tortillas vs Flour Tortillas for Diabetics Corn Tortillas vs Flour Tortillas for Diabetics Theres a lot of debate about whether flour or corn tortillas are healthier. Some will say that flour are healthier if you eat wheat tortillas. Ive always found it to the be the opposite. If youre a diabetic (like me), than corn tortillas, or tortillas de maz, are the way to go. And if you have to also eat gluten-free, like I do, you can enjoy corn tortillas without worry. They dont contain any gluten and theyre much easier to digest! Overall, corn tortillas are the safer bet. Why Corn Tortillas are Better for Diabetics Flour tortillas average about 18g carbs each and only 1g of fiber. A meal of 3 tacos with four tortillas would be a staggering 54 carbs! And these are not those large, burrito-sized tortillas youre thinking of. This is for regular-sized flour tortillas that fit in the palm of your hand. Its just not worth it. Especially if youre used to eating more than one or two tacos at your meal. Corn tortillas on the other hand are only8g carbs each and have four times as much fiber (4g)! If you have three tacos at your meal, thats only 24 carbs! At that rate, you could probably have another taco or two! TIP: When eating out at a Mexican restaurant, ask for two tacos and remove that second tortilla from each taco and split the filling in half. Or you can simply ask them to bring you four tacos and not double up on the tortillas. READ NEXT Ideas for Creative Activities That Can Improve Quality of Life #CareSupport If youre like me andyou love tacos, always try to stick to corn tortillas instead of the carb-loaded flour variation. It will help you stick to your diet and you wont have to miss out on those delicious tacos ever again. Continue reading >>

Chicken And Spinach Enchiladas

Chicken And Spinach Enchiladas

Trying to eat more veggies? Heres a great way to incorporate veggies into an everyday dish. Short on time? Use a cooked rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store. 9-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained cup reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese 8 ounces canned green chile enchilada sauce Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large metal or glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine spinach, garlic, cumin, cilantro, pepper, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese; mix to incorporate. Add shredded chicken; mix to incorporate. Scoop cup chicken-spinach mixture into a tortilla. Roll tortilla and place seam side down in a baking dish. Repeat process for remaining 9 tortillas. Pour enchilada sauce over tortillas. Bake 25 minutes. MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: If you can find a gluten-free enchilada sauce, this dish can be made gluten-free. Photo: Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas Quick Recipe. PNC Photography, Photographer: Peter Papoulakos. Fall is a great time for produce! Right now there are several flavor-packed, versatile fruits and vegetables in season. The truth is, comfort food doesnt have to be packed with calories! Calculate the number of calories you should eat each day to maintain your present body weight: Please select an option before you continue. I don't do any physical activity other than what I need to do for my usual activities, such as going to work or school, grocery shopping, or doing chores around the house. I do some moderate exercise every day in addition to doing my usual activities. For example, I walk about 1.5 to 3 miles a day at about 3 to 4 miles an hour. Or I do something else that's moderately active. I am very active every day in addition to doing my usual activities. Continue reading >>

Dining Out With Diabetes: Mexican Restaurants

Dining Out With Diabetes: Mexican Restaurants

Let’s face it, eating out is something we all like to do. It’s relaxing, convenient, and fun to let someone else worry about what to cook. For people with diabetes, it’s important to keep an eye on your plate – whether you’re at home or at a restaurant. It can be a challenge to find healthy options, but it’s not impossible. Mexican Dining: Learn the Language Should you order the Grande Chicken Taco Salad or the Chicken Fajita Salad? Or maybe you should you try the Chimichanga? The salads basically sound the same, right? No, not exactly. Both of the salads, from On the Border, are made with chicken and lettuce, but one of them comes in a big (grande) taco shell. The Grande Chicken Salad has about 1280 calories and 75 grams of carbs, while the Fajita Chicken Salad has about 750 calories and 25 grams of carbs. The fried tortilla shell makes a big difference in calories! Otherwise, a chicken salad with veggies and even beans is a healthy meal option. Chimichangas (1350 calories and 130 grams of carbs), along with their smaller relatives empandas and taquitos, are deep fried tortillas that are filled with meat, cheese, and some veggies. They can be much higher in calories, carbs, and fats than regular tacos and burritos. At Taco Bell, the Gordita (Spanish for “little fat one”) is wrapped in a thicker pita-style tortilla, which has 340 calories and 30 grams of carbs vs 200 calories and 15 grams of carbs in a regular crunchy taco. Avoid items with mega, grande, double-decker or supreme in their names – you will usually end up with at least 100 more calories per serving than the regular version. Familiarize yourself with descriptions of entrees before you order, as this way you can avoid extra calories and carbs. The Icing on the Taco Toppings at Mexican resta Continue reading >>

Bean And Mushroom Enchiladas

Bean And Mushroom Enchiladas

A hearty family meal thats easy to make, cheap and nutritious. Each 589g serving contains (excludes serving suggestion) 2-3 tsp chilli powder (mild or hot, to taste) 1 x 400g can mixed beans, drained and rinsed 4 large wholemeal tortillas (approx. 65g each) Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a saucepan, then fry the onion for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the garlic, yellow pepper, mushrooms, chilli powder, oregano and cumin. Stir the ingredients together. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree and carrot. Mix well. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat, cover with a lid, then simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mixed beans and green lentils, mix, then bring back to boiling point. Stir and remove from the heat. Spread 4 tablespoons of the chilli mixture over the base of a large ovenproof dish. Lay the tortillas onto a board and divide the rest of the chilli mixture between them. Fold over the ends and roll up to seal. Place them in a row in the ovenproof dish. Mix the yogurt and grated Cheddar together, and dot over the enchiladas. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve with salad. The chilli mixture is great served on baked sweet potatoes or rice, or spoon it over tortilla chips to make healthier nachos. Someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes. Your donation can change lives. Continue reading >>

Best And Worst Meals For Diabetes-savvy Dining

Best And Worst Meals For Diabetes-savvy Dining

Balance Your Choices When you have type 2 diabetes, you need to eat a good mix of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. So what's a well-balanced dinner? A power breakfast? The following meal examples can help you make better choices. Some people find it helps to count carbs. Keep in mind recommendations from your doctor or nutritionist, too. The Count: 2,060 calories, 276 g carbs No food is off-limits with diabetes, but this brunch will blow your carb and calorie budget in a hurry. Experts suggest that meals for people with diabetes should have 45-75 grams of carbohydrates, depending on individual goals. Your body weight, activity, and medications all matter. This meal packs enough carbs for four to five meals. The Count: 294 calories, 40 g carbs This quick meal delivers protein in a scrambled egg, and just 40 carbs, mostly from fiber-rich oatmeal and blueberries. Fiber slows digestion to help prevent blood sugar spikes. People with diabetes need to watch all types of carbs: cereal, bread, rice, pasta, starchy veggies, sweets, fruit, milk, and yogurt. Spread your total carbs across the day. The Count: 1,760 calories, 183 g carbs. Before one bite of burrito, you can get 98 grams of carbs and 810 calories in a basket of chips and salsa. If you're trying to slim down and eat less sodium, like many people with diabetes, the burrito adds 950 calories. You also get way more than a whole day's worth of sodium. The Count: 443 calories, 48 g carbs Lean beef and black beans make this Mexican dish a good option for a diabetic diet. The fiber in the beans can help lower blood cholesterol and control blood sugar. Go heavy on the veggies and light on cheese. Enjoy 10 small corn chips (1 ounce) with a little guacamole. The Count: 2,510 calories, 83 g carbs This classic Southern m Continue reading >>

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup is comforting, hearty and easy in the slow cooker! When the first crock pot (or slow cooker as you might call it) was ever created the world became a better place for all. Families leading busy lives can still have a healthy meal without ordering take out and even those without children can enjoy the benefits of slow cooking using a small 4 quart sized crock pot. However your lifestyle if you haven’t begun taking advantage of this essential kitchen appliance you should begun this new year with the resolution to start. You will wonder why you didn’t begin sooner and how you ever managed without one! I’ve been using my slow cooker for at least 17 years since I got one as a newlywed and have had many a failed dry uneatable meal or two before I learned how to perfect recipes in the crock pot. There definitely is a technique behind it and many recipes out there to choose from. I’ve learned along the way, the hard way in fact, that if you don’t have enjoy liquid in that pot you will not be satisfied with the results of your meal. And always and I repeat always remember this one important detail; Don’t forget to plug in it! Ha, I’ve done that as well. Never ever ever ever ever will I post a crock pot recipe on my blog that my family and I don’t love, never, it’s a promise! I would not want to be the one that scorns you from using your crock pot. If you have been scorned by a recipe or two, you can most certainly make friends with your crock pot again. Try this recipe whether it’s your first or your fifteenth and enjoy the comfort of the crock doing all the work for you. This meal is an easy weeknight meal or a perfect Sunday supper or Game day kind of meal as well. I mean who doesn’t love chicken enchilada’s right? Well Continue reading >>

Corn Tortillas On A Diabetes Diet

Corn Tortillas On A Diabetes Diet

A healthy, balanced diabetes diet should include plenty of nonstarchy vegetables and moderate amounts of whole grains, fruits, starchy vegetables, lean protein and low- or nonfat dairy, says the American Diabetes Association. Corn tortillas, which are prepared from masa, or ground corn flour, are considered a whole-grain food and can be included in a diabetic's diet in moderation. Ask your doctor or a dietitian if you need help developing a diet that can help you manage diabetes. Video of the Day Diabetics should focus their diet on foods with a low glycemic index. These are carbohydrate-rich foods that do not cause sharp fluctuations in your blood glucose level. Items with a score of 55 or less are considered low on the glycemic index scale. According to Harvard Health Publications, one corn tortilla has a glycemic index of 52, making it a preferred carbohydrate choice for diabetics. Whole-wheat bread has a higher glycemic index than corn tortillas, as do white rice and regular pasta. The ADA recommends that a diabetic should plan meals to consist of half nonstarchy vegetables, one-quarter lean protein and one-quarter whole grains or starchy vegetables. A single white or yellow corn tortilla -- the two are nutritionally identical -- would count as the entire whole-grain portion of your meal in this method. Throughout the course of the day, a diabetes diet should include six to 11 total servings of whole grains or starches. Diabetics need to control their weight and sodium intake to help lower their risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Instead of frying corn tortillas in butter, lard or oil, heat them in the microwave, the oven, on the grill or in a nonstick skillet lightly coated with cooking spray. Fill the tortillas with grilled vegetables, poultry, Continue reading >>

Firehouse Enchiladas

Firehouse Enchiladas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook onion in hot oil over medium heat about 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce and the water. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook ground beef until meat is brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain well; return meat to skillet. Stir in 1/2 cup of the sauce, 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese, and the chile peppers. Spoon 1/2 cup of the sauce into the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. Wrap tortillas in microwave-safe paper towels. Microwave on 100% power (high) 1 minute. Working with one at a time, spoon about 1/4 cup of the meat mixture onto each tortilla; roll up. Place filled tortillas, seam sides down, in the prepared baking dish. Stir any remaining meat mixture into the remaining sauce. Spoon sauce evenly over tortilla rolls in baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until bubbly. Drizzle with hot pepper sauce and sprinkle with green onions before serving. PER SERVING: 363 cal., 12 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 77 mg chol., 475 mg sodium, 32 g carb. (6 g fiber, 5 g sugars), 32 g pro. Continue reading >>

Chicken Enchiladas | Everydaydiabeticrecipes.com

Chicken Enchiladas | Everydaydiabeticrecipes.com

You must be logged in to add a private note. Login | Register We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box. You must be logged in to add a recipe. Login | Register Anyone who is a fan of traditional Mexican enchiladas will surely want to give this homemade version of Chicken Enchiladas a try. We've lightened up all the ingredients, leaving a full-flavored taste that shouts, "Ole!" 1 pound chicken breast tenders, rinsed and patted dry 1 (15-ounce) can red or green enchilada sauce 8 (6-inch) reduced-carbohydrate flour tortillas 1 1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded Colby-Jack cheese, divided Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and cook chicken tenders over medium heat 6-8 minutes, or until no longer pink inside. Remove to a cutting board and shred apart with fork and knife. Place chicken back in skillet, add enchilada sauce and heat on low for 5 minutes. Evenly divide chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Evenly sprinkle each with cheese and scallions. Roll tightly and arrange in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake about 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Continue reading >>

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