This is a blend of a Weight Watchers recipe and just an old favorite enchilada recipe. This is the second time I have made it. Tonight, I was able to make 10 enchiladas with this recipe, so I made 6 and froze the filling for Tuesday night when I am cooking for others again but have a very hectic day at work scheduled (which is good, right!).
3 chicken breasts, seasoned with whatever you want (Mrs. Dash?) and boiled then shredded.
Preheat Oven to 350
Warm up a dash of olive oil in a non-stick skillet. Add chicken.
Add in 24 oz chunky salsa (you'll have to buy more than this, or just hold back one cup for later)
Add in 1 or 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
Add in chopped scallions. I have just been buying a smaller bunch and using it all b/c I don't want them in my fridge.
Add in chili powder. I used about 3 teaspoons.
Add in ground cumin. I used about 1.5 teaspoons.
Add in any other seasonings you want. I used Tastefully Simple "onion/onion", a little Italian seasoning, and the Tastefully Simple "Seasoning salt." I am discovering that "low point" food is typically very bland so I have been consulting my Weight Watcher cookbook and using a lot of seasoning. Truth is, fat is seasoning. So remove it, and food is quite bland.
You can also add in about 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained. I leave these out b/c Dave doesn't love them.
Add in 1/2 -to 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack (I use about 1/2 cup fat free cheddar)
Add about 1/2 cup salsa to bottom of baking pan.
Spoon about 1/2 cup mixture to the middle of tortilla (whole wheat, white, low carb-- you choose!). Roll.
Place seam side down in pan.
When finished, add another 1/2 cup salsa over tortillas and top with as much cheese as you choose.
Bake at 350 for about 20 min.
Total Points: Low Carb White Tortilla (3), 1/2 cup filling (1), 1/4 cup cheese on top (3) Total: 7 (but I'll probably skip the cheese topping and spend those points on chips and salsa!!!)
Thanks to Aanna, we are also having mini-brownies for dessert. Though I will admit that I was a bit upset to figure the nutritionals and learn that they are still 2 points each! Aanna, that is not your fault! I love your blog and getting ideas from it. I have some lactose free ice cream we might serve them with, as well as some whole strawberries that I will thaw. On second thought, that ice cream is about 10 months old. Hmmm..... I wonder if it's still good?!?
This weekend has been good so far. Today, knowing we have a big dinner coming up, I have eaten very light and still have 12 or more points left for dinner. Last night I had sushi, and it is hard to point, and honestly I probably went over for the week because of it! I guess I just decided to use good judgment, eat a smaller portion than typical and enjoy life. If I went over for the week it was by less than 5 points. I just hope some of my guessing earlier in the week was actually over :) When we decided to have sushi last night, I immediately regretted my 8 point lunch. Again, a little planning ahead would have helped. Better luck next time.
Company is coming for dinner so I'm signing off! But I'll be back tomorrow with a nacho update and other delicious Super Bowl snacking thoughts.
On the journey.