Monday, 22 August 2016

Homemade Quesadilla Blast Salad

When you're watching your weight, eating out can present a bit of a challenge. But you can always order a salad, right? Not if it's the Quesadilla Explosion Salad from Chili's. The Quesadilla Explosion Salad is a really tasty and exciting item on the Chili's Bar and Grill menu. It seems healthy enough, with grilled chicken, tomatoes and corn relish, but this salad is more like two meals in one; a salad with chicken plus a quesadilla. 
The Quesadilla Explosion Salad is the highest-calorie salad on the Chili's menu, with 1,430 calories per serving. If you eat 2,000 calories a day, you've just blown almost three-quarters of your calorie intake on one salad.
Knowing the nutrition information for this salad might make you think twice before ordering it. We still probably wouldn't recommend ordering it if you enjoy fitting into your clothes. Usually, no quesadilla is a healthy quesadilla—unless you make it yourself at home with low-fat cheese, a normal-sized whole grain tortilla, and plenty of veggies.  By making a quesadilla at home, you have more control over the ingredients and portion size. By choosing the right ingredients, though, and keeping the portion size reasonable, a quesadilla can be a comforting, nutritious lunch or dinner.
Skip the restaurant and replicate this recipe at home using a more weight loss friendly method. Try this quesadilla explosion salad recipe the next time you're craving a zesty plate of greens without the calories and carbs.

Homemade Quesadilla Explosion Salad Recipe

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Low-Calorie Greek Hummus Wrap

This Crunchy, flavorful Greek salad paired with hummus and stuffed into a whole grain wrap to make a great, lowfat, heart healthy and portable lunch.  Liven up your lunchbox with this low-calorie wrap recipe inspired by the fresh flavors of Greek cuisine. It combines creamy hummus, crunchy veggies, salty feta, savory roasted peppers, and olives.  This 200-calorie hummus and feta wrap is bursting with bright flavors and so quick and easy if you store pre-cut vegetables in your fridge. Ditch your boring sandwich and try this nutritious, flavor-packed wrap today.
Kalamata olives are a great source of anti-oxidants and mono-saturated fats that help lower cholesterol. Olives in general are considered “super foods” and have long been a part of the Mediterranean diet.
As you might know, hummus is good in moderation due to its relatively high fat content. And even though it’s a good, unsaturated type of fat, it still adds calories to your meal. The Hummus & Greek Salad Wrap is just one of the ways of including hummus in your diet without making it a main course. Enjoy the taste, flavor, all the proteins, fiber and minerals of hummus in a healthy way.

Low-Calorie Greek Hummus Wrap Recipe

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Seared Tuna with Papaya Salsa

This is a very easy to prepare, refreshing, healthy, nutritious tuna recipe. A fresh tropical fruit salsa is a welcome addition to peppery tuna steaks in this easy but stylish dish.  It's a great source of protein and low in calories, so it's great for most weight loss plans. Try this recipe for a lightly seared version paired with flavorful, tangy salsa.
In a serving size of one fillet, there are about 250 calories. This filling, low calorie meal works for your diet and weight loss plan. It also has a high source of Omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your heart. When you incorporate different types of fish into your diet, you get a good source of protein that helps you stay full and lose weight.

Seared Tuna with Papaya Salsa Recipe

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Low Calorie Tuna Melt Panini

This is a fantastic, tasty and diet tuna melt similar to what you would receive in a restaurant.  This low fat tuna melt panini is incredibly easy to prepare and full of flavor.  Adding veggies to your tuna, replacing the full fat cheese and mayonnaise with light mayo and cheese makes this classic sandwich lower in fat and Weight Watcher friendly. Enjoy this tuna melt without worrying about spoiling your weight loss efforts. It can have less than 5 grams of fat and 215 calories per serving depending on the type of cheese and bread that you choose to use.

Low Calorie Tuna Melt Panini Recipe

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Garlic and Lemon Prime Strip Steak

Whether you're watching your health or your weight, you can still enjoy beef on occasion. But when you're concerned about your health or you're trying to lose weight, you want the leanest cuts of beef. Some dieters consider steak to be a luxury. However, it is a good source of protein, which can help you feel full, but some cuts are also very high in fat and calories, which quickly derails your diet. This doesn't mean you can't eat a small portion of steak from time to time while on a diet; consider the beef in your diet as a side dish, not a main dish. If you eat small portions you can fit it into your weight loss plan. The following recipe will show you how to cook a prime strip steak that is full of flavor without added calorie-loaded toppings and condiments.

Garlic and Lemon Prime Strip Steak Recipe

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