Healthy Fajitas

When craving Mexican food, which meals come to mind? Tacos? Quesadillas? These are two delicious Mexican meals, but my favorite would have to be chicken fajitas.  As soon as you smell the veggies sizzling it makes your mouth water.  However, no one would ever realize how bad fajitas really are for you.  At a typical chain restaurant, one fajita platter has 850 calories, 36 grams of fat, and 2,440 MG of sodium.  Don’t worry though!  I have found a much healthier way to eat this delicious meal.

Instead of wrapping your fajita in a flour tortilla, choose a corn or wheat tortilla instead.  They have half the calories and taste just as good!  Or, to make it even healthier, wrap your fajitas in a piece of lettuce!  It’s crunchy, delicious, and has almost no calories.  When picking what meat goes inside your fajita, choose leaner meats.  You can also mix the meat with a variety of veggies, which will allow you to reduce the amount of meat you use in each fajita.  When it comes to toppings, everyone loves to use cheese.  However, if you want your fajita to be healthier, you should skip the cheese altogether.  You should choose either sour cream or guacamole; you should not use both.  Adding tomatoes is a good, low-fat topping to add flavor.  Now you can eat fajitas and feel completely guilt-free after, and still get all the same delicious taste!

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