There are those hectic work days when finding time to prepare a healthy lunch seems impossible. Yesterday was one of those days and Blimpy Girl needed an On the Fly meal. My stomach was screaming for lunch and avoiding the Cheez-it box in the pantry was a battle of wills. Prying my hands from the pantry door, I embarked on a refrigerator scavenger hunt. I did a quick panoramic assessment of the shelves and decided on a cheese taco.
I discovered a tomato in need of rescue, a green onion tortilla shell, low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, baby spinach leaves and banana pepper rings. Perfect! A meatless, cheese taco I could whip up in under 5 minutes.
Sprinkle low-fat cheddar cheese on tortilla shell and heat in microwave until cheese melts (it will only take about 30 seconds). Remove tortilla from microwave. Add chopped spinach, chopped tomatoes, salsa and banana pepper rings. It’s optional, but a dollop of low-fat sour cream is yummy.
This On the Fly cheese taco is in the neighborhood of 87 calories (and that’s with 1 tablespoon of low-fat sour cream). If your tummy is begging for meat (protein), add 2 tablespoons of canned white chicken breast (drained). It adds an additional 50 calories. Two of these cheese tacos (with chicken) is just 274 calories.