Truth be told, I don’t have the most exotic palate. Thinking back throughout my life, I might even say that I tend to be a little picky. However, in my quest to lose weight one thing has come clear and that is flavor is king. I can eat something that is lower in calories and lower in fat as long as the flavor is good and that is where my idea for a light version of tostadas came in today.
This lunch was SO delicious and easy that I will absolutely eat it again! The cast of characters for this event were:
Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas (extra thin)
1.5 oz rotisserie chicken, chopped
1 Tbs 2% Kraft Colby Jack Cheese
6 black olives, chopped in half
1 romain lettuce leaf, chopped
1/4 cup reduced sodium black beans
1 Tbs Bolthouse farms Salsa Ranch Dressing
1/2 roma tomato, chopped
1 quarter slice of lime
The other day at the store, rotisserie chickens were on sale so I bought one thinking I could use it for many different meals. These things are so versatile and, if you leave off the skin, they are a great source of low-fat protein. Well today seemed like a great time to try something a little more exotic than I usually do so I took 1.5 oz of breast meat and chopped it into bite-size pieces. In the meantime, in a small skillet, I had sprayed olive oil Pam and set it to medium heat. Once it was warm enough, in went the corn tortilla. Now, the end result for me was a bit chewy when I was hoping for something crunchy. If you wish to leave a note in the comments telling me what to do to get a crunchy tortilla next time, that would be great!
As the tortilla was warming in the pan, I proceeded to chop the lettuce, tomato, and black olives. Once the tortilla seemed ready, I placed it on my plate and began layering the various toppings on there. The bottom layer was 1 Tbs of the cheese, then came the chopped lettuce, then the chicken. Next came the black beans, black olives, and tomatoes. I topped it off with 1 Tbs of the Salsa Ranch dressing and a squeeze of fresh lime juice from the quartered fruit. OH. MY. WORD!!! It was so bright and fresh tasting, I loved it!!!