Friday, June 12, 2009

Taco Bell, You Are My Friend

From now on you will probably see Taco Bell recreations quite often. Taco Bell was my "fat" friend. Now it's just my dear, old friend. I knew if I was going to lose weight, I'd to give up my weekly 8 item Taco bell splurges. But I also knew that to be happy, I'd have to find a way to still get my fix. Thus, I began recreating Taco Bell items at home.

My " Baja Beef Chalupa"
1 Pita (perferrable Western Bagel's Alternative Pita for 110 cals)
2/3 cup soy crumbles
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1/4 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 roma tomato

"Baja" Sauce:
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1 teaspoon Sriracha (or to taste)
chili powder
red pepper

Warm pita in microwave for 15 seconds. Cut in half and seperate.
Mix soy crumbles with taco seasoning. Microwave for 1 minute (until cooked).
Combine all ingredients in sauce. Lather the inside of your pita with sauce.
Throw in soy crumbles and shredded cheese. Microwave for 20 more seconds (until cheese melts).
Top with shredded lettuce an tomato. And if need be, go steal so Taco Bell hot sauce to top.

Original Calories: 410 for 1. My recipe: 310 for 2 "chalupas"

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