I have never been very good with 'dieting' per se, so recently I decided to switch it up and do a 'life style change' with my family's way of eating and daily activities. I have been preparing weekly meals that are not only low in fat and high in protein, but they are also really yummy too!
I find that not only eating nutritious, but also eating delicious keeps me on track much more than the bunny-rabbit, raw veggie, nibbling diets that I have attempted in the past.
Don't get me wrong, I love my vegetables but something about consciously knowing that I should eat them, makes me want to run as far as I can from them. So this new lifestyle of 'nutritious and delicious' is really working for me. Last week's prepped dinner was Low-Fat Black Bean Chicken Tacos, crockpot style. This recipe is super easy to throw in the crockpot before bed, or before work.
Low-Fat Black Bean Chicken Tacos for the Crockpot
Black Bean Chicken
Add all of the following ingredients to a large Crockpot. Cook on medium for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked and easy to shred.
4 cans of low sodium black beans
6 large boneless skinless uncooked chicken breast
3 cans of Rotel tomatoes&green chilies
1 medium red onion
4 gloves of fresh garlic (I love garlic, so I personally add 6 gloves)
1 teaspoon of each-Black pepper, white pepper, cumin, and a SMIDGE of salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
Making the Tacos
1 head of red cabbage, cut into thin trips for topping
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 lime, cut into wedges
(or pre-squeezed lime/lemon juice, if not in season)
Sriracha Sauce (optional)
Fry up corn tortillas on stove top at medium-high heat. I like to use just a dab of Kirkland brand Mediterranean Oil because it gives a great flavor to the tortillas, but a dab of any cooking oil work fine.
Dollop two large spoonfuls of Black bean Chicken mix onto lightly fried tortilla, top with red cabbage, lemon, lime, and Sriracha sauce, if you like your tacos spicy.
3 black bean chicken tacos are under 350 calories and are VERY filling. I could actually only eat two during one meal.
Split into portion-sized containers and easily serve throughout the week.
This recipe is very easy and a healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy.