Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chicken Tacos

As part of my meal plan this week we had chicken tacos. It's no secret that we love Mexican food, so this was a nice way to have it without all the extra fat and calories of beef.

Not only did I substitute ground chicken in place of ground beef, but I also threw about two cups of fresh spinach in with the meat mixture to wilt and add a touch of green.

Then we just topped with the usual cheese, sour cream, and hot sauce accessories.

We used fat free cheese, fat free vegetarian refried beans, and fat free sour cream. Ordinarily I hate fat free products, but I have to say I didn't notice this dinner was missing anything.

I highly recommend Breakstone's sour cream if you're going to go the fat free route. Instead of being watery and thin, it is still really thick like Greek yogurt. We have purchased regular, low fat, and fat free versions of Breakstone's over the years and I swear I can't tell a difference between the three!

8 comments:

Kristina @ spabettie said...

we love tacos at our house... it's about time for another Taco Tuesday here... :)

Christina said...

Ohh I didn't even remember it was Tuesday! Taco Tuesday, how fun! hehe I did originally plan to have these Monday, but it got late so we had omelettes instead. :P

Laura said...

good to know about the breakstones--don;t know if we have it up here--I'll look this week!

Simply Life said...

ooh we love mexican dinners!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I'll come have a Mexican dinner at your place any night--sounds fabulous! I actually prefer chicken to beef in tacos anyways. And good to know about the sour cream--I think the Great Value FF sour cream is pretty good too.

Merut said...

I would have a hard time without my non-fat/low-fat sour cream. It is one of my favorite parts of Mexican food! I've never tried ground chicken, but we usually use ground turkey. Interesting idea mixing the spinach in with the meat.

doggybloggy said...

well looks like I missed taco tuesday and I skipped all the way over to chicken pot pie wednesday - boy do we love our tacos around here - chicken, cheese, beef or guacamole and salsa - however you stuff em we eat em.

Amanda said...

mmm I love Breakstones. I don't notice a difference in their fat-free versions either. Crazy!