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Fast Fooding

A friend popped by today with some homegrown tomatoes and since I hadn’t eaten lunch yet, I had a few minutes before I had to pick up the girl from camp, to whip something up.  I needed it to be light because I’m still watching calories for the up-coming physical, but while I’m still yearning for an hot fudge sundae, I needed it to be full of flavor, and make me full as well.

I just had to use those beautiful tomatoes and I had some fresh pickled jalapeno peppers in the fridge.  What ever would happen it would be spicy and tomatoey and I’m thinking that’s a good start.  I scrounged up some corn tortillas, jack cheese, and some butter beans out of the fridge too.  In a small cast iron skillet, I poured a spot of olive oil and placed a corn tortilla over it an turned the heat to med-high.  I laid about eight butter beans, two tomato slices, cheese, a bit of salsa, and some dried cilantro on top of it in a way that it would be easy to fold over and cook a little longer on the tomato side.  I dotted a little sour cream and added pepper slices to it before folding it up and putting in on my plate, and boy was it a good, fast little lunch that weighed in at about 220 calories and took my mind so far from ice cream with those peppers making my brow sweat.  I love the heat!


6 responses

  1. That looks pretty good. If I had 2 of those along with some refried beans I could be satisfied with it.

    July 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  2. avian101

    I was going to ask you if one of those was enough for you but then I read your secret! Hmmm! It’s good to lose weight but it’s no good to starve to death! Looks good though! 🙂

    July 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    • Thanks! It was good! Even during this “lean season” I’m allowed to have 400 and 500 calorie meals. It really helps if they are powerfully loaded with flavor. The jalapenos brought on the power in this one.

      July 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm

  3. I stumbled upon your blog from Mandy’s blog. I love the combo flavors in this dish! I’d probably have to have a couple of those though 😉

    July 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    • Thank you Yudith! So glad you stumbled by. 🙂 I agree, one just didn’t cut it, and the photo is the second one…the second one is always prettier.

      July 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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