So one of the hardest things about eating healthy (at least for me) is not eating fast food! Once you get to looking at the calories and fat (and WW+ points) just 1 stinking taco, I just can’t being my self to waste my points on it. I can honestly say, since I have started Weight Watchers, I have only had fast food maybe twice (which is a long way from where I was eating it once or twice a week).
Hungry Girl has been a huge help for my
nasty problem of loving fast food. She has a “Chew The Right Thing” section on her website that takes some of the popular fast foods, and shows you how to make them healthy-er!
Lets dive into Taco Bell… (which makes me sad, because this is my favorite all time fast food place)
Some of the popular items may include..
- Crunchy Taco- 4 points, 10 grams of fat
- Soft Taco- 5 points, 9 grams of fat
- Bean Burrito- 9 points, 11 grams of fat
- Beef Taco Salad- *SHOCKER* 20 points, 42 grams of fat
- Crunch Wrap Supreme- 14 points, 21 grams of fat
This makes me sad… I do love that crunch-wrap, but that’s almost HALF my points for the whole day! When I saw the Hungry Girl swap, it’s safe to say my taste buds were singing “hallelujah, hallelujah” 🙂
Hungry Girl’s “Chicken Crunchtastic Supreme”
- 1 large La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber tortilla (at Kroger, these are in the bakery section, not with the other tortillas, and WW fans, they are only 1 point!)
- 3 large, baked corn tortilla chips
- 1/4 cup drained 98% fat-free chunk white chicken breast (next time, for 1 more point I may sub for 1/2 cup 98% fat-free ground beef, but the chicken was killer good too)
- 1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
- One-third plum tomato, diced
- 1 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
- 1 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix
- 2 dashes cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Using a fork, break up the chicken so there are no large chunks. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chicken, cheese, taco seasoning mix, and cayenne pepper, and mix well. If you like, season to taste with extra cayenne pepper. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until cheese begins to melt. Set aside.
Warm the tortilla in the microwave for 10 seconds (making it easier to fold without ripping), and then lay it out on a flat surface. Place the chicken mixture in the center of the tortilla. Flatten the mixture into a circle, keeping it about 2 inches from the outer edge of the tortilla. Next, layer the tortilla chips on top of the chicken mixture. Evenly top with sour cream, lettuce, and tomato.
*Folding instructions*- starting at the bottom of the tortilla, fold edge up a few inches to the tortilla’s center. Then, going around the edge of the tortilla, repeatedly fold, overlapping sections to meet in the center for a total of about six folds, until filling is completely enclosed. (poor Josh got my tester folded one, and it looked bad! But once I figured it out, he said I looked like I worked at Taco Bell… which I’m not sure I really want to hear ha-ha)
Bring a pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat, and carefully place the folded tortilla in the center of the pan with the folded side down. Heat for 4 – 5 minutes, until the tortilla is browned. Carefully flip it with a spatula, and heat for another 30 – 60 seconds.
Here’s where it gets good!
For 1 serving (which is the whole dang thing!!)
|Hungry Girl Style||Taco Bells Crunch wrap Supreme|
|210- Calories||530- calories|
|27.5g- Carbs||67g- Carbs|
|13g- Fiber||4g- Fiber|
|26g- Protein||19g- Protein|
|5 WW+ Points||14 WW+ Points|
That’s saving 320 calories!! and 9 points!!
Let me tell you, it was just as good as the full fat version!! They were super easy to make, and super fulling! I was worried about Josh not liking them, but in fact, he LOVED them!
If you have never looked at the calories and fat at the fast food your eating, you may want to take a
regretfully take a look. You wont be sorry… or maybe you will 😉
PS there are tons of apps (for iPhone users) that help with this. Some of my favorites are “Restaurant” and “Dotti”… Don’t have an iPhone, NO PROBLEM, almost all fast food joints have their nutrition posted online! Just Google “Taco Bell nutrition”, or any of your favorite places and “read em’ and weep”
Until Next Time,