Taco salad! Without the chips, naturally.
Season ground beef to you liking, toss with lettuce and assorted veggies, sprinkle with cheese! Yum!.
If you balance the meat, cheese, and veggies right, you could probably throw some salsa on there as well..
Course, I'm the pickiest eater in the world, and not much of a Mexican food eater, but I've always liked taco salad..
The easiest way to season the beef - Lawry's has a Taco Seasoning pack. You may want to check the ingredients - I haven't used this while on plan, so I don't know if it has anything we need to be aware of..
Hope this helps!!..
Mexican Chili? Add cumin, chili powder, onion, green pepper, etc. to the Medifast chili mix? (Or maybe some carb-free taco seasoning?)..
Why not go to the mexican restaurant? you can have fajitas, just don't eat the tortillas/sour cream ... etc...
Fajita Stir Fry!.
Chicken (I use the Tyson Pouch of Oven Roasted Chicken Breast because I'm lazy at times...).
Brown Chicken(it's already cooked), sliver the veggies, add them. Use a fajita marinade to stirfry them in, or sprinkle with garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and a tad of lime juice..
If you want to do half the amount of veggies it would take, use a total of one cup of veggies, cook, dump the whole skillet over a cup of lettuce, add fresh salsa, and call it fajita taco salad...
Here's a dish I make when my mexican craving gets pretty bad. And it's so easy.
Flattened Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (adjust to account for the cheese).
1-2 T Salsa.
1 oz Low Fat Cheese.
Just coat the chicken in the seasoning. Add salsa. Bake at 350 for @20 min. Add cheese and bake another 5 min. It's really yummy. Be sure to check the labels of the seasoning.
And I use Herdez salsa it's very low carb, sugar free, and authentic. You get in the mexican food isle. Hope you like...
I do taco - using lettuce leaves instead of tortillas. I use chicked seasoned with chili powder, cumin, garlic, onion, & lowfat cheese, and salsa. I measure the chicken & cheese to total 7oz. Put portions in lettuce leaves, roll up & enjoy!..
1-2 cups lettuce.
1 pkt Medifast Homestyle Chili.
1 pkt Medifast Multi-grain Crackers.
1/4 cup water.
Onion pieces (to taste).
Chili powder (to taste).
Fresh tomato (to taste).
Layer lettuce on bottom of plate or bowl. Prepare Medifast Homestyle Chili according to directions but using only 1/4 cup of water. Add onions, tomatoes and chili powder to taste. Layer on top of lettuce. Crush crackers and sprinkle on top of salad...
I also use taco salad to curb my cravings for Mexican food..
Here is my recipe. You'll need to enter some things into Private Foods to log, but I eat this about once a week..
I've used both 95% fat free Ground Beef, or Chicken Breast. I personnally prefer the chicken since we get 7oz instead of 5oz for the ground beef, but both are very tastey..
Chicken Taco Salad: cut the chicken into small cubes and saute in pan with 1/2 tsp peanut oil. Add 2 tsp of Lawry's Taco Seasoning and cook until done. Place on top of 2 cups of salad greens and 1/2 cup tomatoes, mix with 2 Tbsp of Litehouse Salsa Ranch dressing..
Recipe is similar with ground beef, but obviously do not need to use the oil...
I made a taco salad for my meal today and it was pretty good, I got some lean beef and some hot taco seasoning fried it up with some onions. Put it on a bed of letteuce with tomatoes and some low fat spicy cheese and sour cream, it was very good...
I don't know where you live, but, if your near an Applebees they have a new Tostada Chicken Stack Salad. Just don't eat the additional chips. There are a few chopped up in the salad though. There are also a few black beans and a really yummy honey lime cilantro vinegarette. I have been eating this one a week since being on Medifast and it has not effected my weight loss, whatsoever. It should satisfy your hankering for a little Mexican...
Yumie. All this talk about taco salad. Going to make one tonight. I just made the dressing. I mixed some low carb, low fat ranch with hot salsa. Really good...
I made nachos last week using multi-grain Medifast crackers (they do get a little soggy though), some salsa, and some low fat cheddar. Just subtract it all from L&G amounts and have another L&G later. It was pretty good.
Also, I really like the taco salad from Moe's. I always get it in a regular bowl instead of the chip bowl, no beans or guacamole, and a small bit of sour cream. The southwestern vinaigrette is my preferred dressing. I also tell them not to give me chips with it...
Mexican Food is my favorite. We go out to eat Mexican food quite often. You can have Fajitas, Fajita Salad, Pechuga de Pollo, etc. Many places will substitute salad for the rice and beans. Just ask them to take off the things that you don't want included in your food including, chips, tortilla strips, guacamole, sour cream, etc. You can also order a small dinner salad if they won't substitute salad.
That leaves you with lettuce, tomato and a small amount of grilled chicken (you can order additional chicken). I always use the salsa for my salad dressing. I chew gum while I am waiting on my food so I won't be tempted to eat the chips and salsa..
At home we use grilled chicken for lots of Mexican tastes. I make Fajitas with strips of grilled chicken heated in a pan with sauteed onions and mushrooms. We use Romaine lettuce leaves or Bibb lettuce to wrap the fajitas rather than tortillas. For our Pechuga de Pollo, we use a chicken breast topped with sauteed onions and mushrooms and melted white cheese on top.
I also like to make a Taco Salad using the chili. I make the chili with extra spices and taco seasoning and 1/2 c. of water. I cook it in the microwave for 3 minutes (stirring occasionally). I cover it ans let it re-hydrate for at least 3 more minutes. Add the chili and a little cheese to cut Romaine lettuce and top with salsa.
When the chili has cooked 3 minutes, I pur a little cheese and salsa on top before I cover it. Then I eat the dip with Medifast crackers..
I could eat Mexican food everyday. I have consistently lost three pounds per week. So I know that it is on plan to use these ideas..
Just be creative and enjoy your food...