I’ve been eating really well (for the most part) since I declared my mission to lose that last 20 lbs once and for all! What I’ve been seeing as my biggest challenge… is socializing.
Saturday night, I went to a friend’s birthday celebration. The theme of the event: Chips and Dips. Yes, I said chips and dips.
Every imaginable dip and chip was represented at the bash. Guacamole, queso, french onion, spinach and artichoke, buffalo chicken, taco dip, fiesta dip, apples and caramel dip… I mean, there were dips everywhere. Delicious… but wow, so far from even being close to being on my plan. So that was my plan low for the week.
This meal, I would deem my plan high of the week!
I actually ate this right before I went to the dip party. I had hoped I would be full and eat less dip. Yeah, that didn’t really work… I tried just about everything and had extras of a few favorites.
I’ll bounce back… but man, I’m glad chip and parties only happen once in a lifetime. 🙂
Let’s talk about this meal though. It’s Jenny’s Southwest Fajita Bowl, bulked up with veggies and served in lettuce boats. It ended up tasting somewhere between lettuce tacos and mexi-lettuce wraps. Yum, yum…
Southwest Fajita Lettuce Boats
1 package Jenny Craig Southwest Style Chicken Fajita Bowl meal
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 small red onion
4 romaine stalks or bibb lettuce cups
a handful of grape tomatoes, sliced
hot sauce, optional
1. Slice your peppers and onions and place them in a skillet lightly coated with cooking spray. Continue to saute on medium-high until peppers and onions are lightly charred, about 5-7 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, cook your Jenny meal in the microwave per package instructions.
3. Prepare your garnishes. Slice your grape tomatoes and cilantro. Wash your lettuce.
Note: I found these lettuce wraps at my local grocery store.
4. Remove your fajita bowl from the microwave into a small bowl. Add your sautéed veggies to the bowl and stir to combine. Confession: I don’t enjoy beans… so they’ve been carefully removed from this meal.
5. Arrange your mixture on the lettuce boats.
6. Top with tomatoes, cilantro, and a little hot sauce, if you like things spicy like I do.