After telling everyone “I never get sick” and “I don’t need the flu shot”……I got sick. Ugh. It’s not the flu, but food poisoning (I think). The worst! So, at this point nothing sounds good, and I’ve been eating toast and chicken noodle soup since yesterday when I could finally stomach the thought of eating something. This morning’s breakfast? Gourmet Rice Krispies and almond milk. I can’t remember the last time I ate Rice Krispies for breakfast! They are actually really good.
Anyway, I digress, time for today’s delicious post!
I often get asked to recommend good cookbooks that contain light recipes. I have a handful of recommendations, but my typical response is that I use Pinterest, Blogs, and AllRecipes.com for most of my recipes. I also use Cooking Light Magazine and Diabetic Living quite often. However, in reality I really enjoy just about any cookbook that contains simple recipes, because even if they aren’t inherently light I can always modify them to make them light (or at least lighter). This recipe was a perfect example of a recipe that was not at all light, but was made “lighter” by making a few simple modifications (ie: less calories, fat, and sodium, but still not technically light, per USDA/FDA standards)
Yes, I take many of my photos as night, and I still haven’t mastered the art of nighttime photo taking.
NOTE: If you are following a low FODMAPs diet, this can be modified to be lower FODMAPs, but not FODMAPs-free. I omitted the onion when I made this, but the enchilada sauce had garlic and onion (as do most enchilada sauces) and it’s impossible to omit the sauce! If you are lactose-intolerant you can use a lactose-free cheese. Also, omit the celery if you are sensitive to polyols.
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I made this recipe for Nick, my friend Ashley, my mom, and me. All of us agreed that this recipe was a winner! Even with all the modifications I made it was still very tasty, and has now been “bookmarked” in my Crock-Pot cookbook.
Ok, ok, despite the handful of “nutrition highlights” this isn’t the healthiest recipe, but can you imagine the stats before my “healthy” modifications?! Yikes. At least it’s under 500 calories, that’s a plus considering how indulgent this meal tasted! You can bet you’re still eating less calories and sodium than you would if you were eating out. Scary thought, right?!