Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Meals--Tostadas!

I joined my college friend, Jen's blog group of Monday Meals. Check it out: Riese's Pieces
So, I am attempting to post one of my weekly meals on my blog to be seen by all...This is another healthy meal that took some planning--both at the store and in my daily schedule. Too often, knowing Tim will get home around 6:30, I wait until 6:00 to decide what's for dinner!

Grilled Chicken Tostadas

4 6oz skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 7-oz can green salsa
1 tbsp fresh lime juice 4 cups chopped tomato
1 tbsp low sodium taco seasoning 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, chopped
1/2 tsp sugar 1 1/4 cup fat free refried beans
nonstick cooking spray 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
5 8-inch flour tortillas 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
6 cups packaged coleslaw 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seed kernels, toasted

Prepare grill or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush chicken with lime juice and sprinkle with taco seasoning and sugar. Place the chicken on the grill pan coated with nonstick cooking spray and grill 4 minutes on each side until chicken is done. Cool slightly. Cut chicken into 1/4 inch strips and set aside. Place tortillas on the grill rack or pan and grill 30 seconds on each side or until golden brown. In a small bowl, combine coleslaw and salsa an toss to coat. Combine tomato and olives in a separate bowl and toss gently. Spread about 3 tablespoons or the refried beans over each tortilla and divide chicken evenly among the tortillas. Top each serving with 2/3 cup of the slaw mixture, 2/3 cup of the tomato mixture, 4 teaspoons of feta cheese, 1 tablespoon reduced fat sour cream, and 2 teaspoons cilantro leaves. Sprinkle each serving with 2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds, if desired.
361 calories; 9.2 g fat; 28.7 g protein; 43 g carbs; 6.8 g fiber

Changes I made to the recipe: I found green salsa--it's made with tomatillos & cilantro and it's HOT! I only mixed enough of it with cole slaw for me. Tim tried it and said it was ok, the girls didn't like it. Instead of the tomato mixture, I just used salsa from a jar...I don't like olives or tomatoes, but I do like salsa! I loved it and found it very filling! I ate mine flat, like a tostada, but may have loaded it too full! Tim just spread it down the middle and rolled it up like a burrito. The girls basically just ate the tortilla! Makenna liked the beans, too. Hannah said the chicken was too spicy! Oh, well. They can be so picky! I give this meal a thumbs up!

It was so good, I forgot to take a picture until I had already tried a few bites...

Here's my own cilantro!

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