This recipe is great for people who crave Mexican food but strive to consume fewer calories. The chili and lime flavors make this recipe so tasty and with all variations under 250 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving, this is a perfect recipe to include in a low-calorie diet. Adding potatoes to your taco increases the potassium and vitamin c, without adding fat or cholesterol.
Chicken Verde Potato Tacos
Cook potatoes, onion, chicken and peppers as directed above. Omit garlic salt, chili and lime seasoning and lime juice. Stir in 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning blend and 1/2 cup green chile salsa.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 230, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 340mg, Potassium: 397mg, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 18g, Vitamin A: 6%, Vitamin C: 35%, Calcium: 10%, Iron: 6%
Turkey and Red Chili Potato Tacos
Sauté potatoes and onions as directed above. Omit chicken and add 1/2 lb. 99% lean ground turkey with peppers and Mexican seasoning; cook for 5 minutes more. Stir in 1/2 cup red chili enchilada sauce and simmer for 5 minutes over low heat.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 250, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 500mg, Potassium: 303mg, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 23g, Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 35%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 8%
Soy Chorizo and Vegetable Potato Tacos
Omit chicken. Prepare potatoes and onions as directed above and stir in 1/2 cup soy or vegetable chorizo, 1/3 cup each: diced zucchini, diced tomatoes and chopped mushrooms with Mexican seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes more. Great topped with scrambled eggs.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 190, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 280mg, Potassium: 349mg, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 25%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 8%
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