So, I think I have mentioned a couple of times that my husband and I are trying to find lower calorie meal options. We really like tacos, but hate that the shells have around 170 calories each! So we decided to come up with a recipe using taco fixins’ but not the shell. I was looking in the freezer and realized the Potatoes O'brien we had only had 50 calories per cup, which I thought was pretty reasonable-hence this recipe was born. When I put the ingredients into My Fitness Pal it said that with the ingredients I included in this picturepotatoes, hamburger, corn, cheese, sour cream, avocado, onion and peppers) this taco bowl was around 500 calories.
This is so simple I almost hate to even put it into a recipe, but it is SOOO good because you can add whatever toppings you prefer and make it a little different every time.
**this recipe would make 2+
-4 cups Potatoes O'brien
-tablespoon margarine or olive oil or whatever you like to cook with
Cook the potatoes in a pan on the stove until they are browned. We also add a can of corn to this after the potatoes are almost done.
-1 pound hamburger
-½ a packet Taco Seasoning
Brown hamburger and then add half a packet of Taco Seasoning and ¾ cup water and let simmer for a couple of minutes.
OR if you want to, you can use chicken instead of hamburger. For chicken we bake the chicken breasts and then shred them and put them on a skillet on the stove with half a packet of Taco Seasoning, Corn, and water to simmer.
-Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
-Chopped onions raw
-Light Sour Cream
Take 2 cups of Potatoes O’bien and put them in the bowl
Top with hamburger or chicken mixture (to keep it lower calorie we do not use much hamburger)
Top with cheese
Warm up in microwave just to melt cheese
Do you have any low calorie meal options you would like to share? Please email me your recipe and a picture and I would be happy to include it on my blog...and my meal rotation :)