I decided to come up with a recipe using just what I had on hand. I looked at a bunch of copy cat recipes for Chili’s southwestern egg rolls, but they all called for using tortillas and canned black beans, both of which I didn’t have. So I give you my version!
Southwestern Egg Rolls
- 12 egg roll wrappers
- 8 ounces grilled chicken
- 1 tsp. taco seasoning (divided – 1/2 rubbed on chicken prior to grilling, then 1/2 in the filling)
- 7 ounces of corn (taken off the cob)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp. cumin
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup vegetarian fat free refried beans
- 1 tablespoon canola oil (mixed with Pam) for frying
The best part is that each egg roll comes in at 121 calories, 2.4 grams of fat, 16 carbs, 8.5 protein and 1.2 grams of fiber – add zero point salsa for dipping and this makes a great appetizer at home.
I just rubbed 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning before grilling
I did the corn on the grill too - love the flavor!
all the filling ingredients
I ended up weighing the filling, and dividing that by 12 - each roll got 1.6 ounces of filling
I heated one tablespoon of canol oil with Pam over medium high heat - the seam side went down first to seal the egg roll
so crispy! I cooked them all and hope that by putting them in the toaster oven, they'll crisp up again
the perfect bite with Tabasco! Had these just been for me, I would have chopped up pickled jalapenos in the filling
Tony said this is my best BSI recipe yet - nice!
Thanks again to Sophia for hosting this weeks recipe. Now I am off to do the never ending laundry! Come back tonight for Grilled Ribeye and Scallops with Asparagus!
If you haven’t looked for it yet, you have to try Cabot’s 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese – it is SO flavorful! I used calorieking.com to figure out the calories of this quiche – this is for the WHOLE pie!
|Crustless Zucchini and Baby Spinach Quiche
||1/2 cup (8 fl.oz)Milk: Cow, Reduced-Fat (2% fat)
||4 serving, 1/4 cup (1.8 oz)Naturegg: Eggs: Liquid Eggs, Simply Egg Whites
||3 serving (0.5 oz)Louis Rich: Turkey: Turkey Bacon
||3 serving, 1″ cube (1 oz)Cabot: Cheese: Cheddar 75% Reduced Fat, Sharp
||2.35 slice (0.3 oz)Vegetables, Fresh: Squash, summer, zucchini, raw, edible portion
||1 serving, 1 1/2 cups (3 oz)Dole: Salads: Fresh Organics, Baby Spinach
I precooked the turkey bacon and chopped it over the top before going in the oven
After I shredded the zucchini, I squeezed out as much of the liquid as I could. Just throw everything in a bowl, mix and put in the pie plate.
Baked at 350 for 30 minutes
1/2 of the whole pie! Breakfast comes in at 242 calories, 9 fat and 9 carbs
And I am so proud of two very inspirational ladies who have run races this week – first up is Heather at HangryPants - she ran a half marathon yesterday at an amazing 8:46 mile pace! Awesome job!
Then there’s Meghann – who in January 2008 hadn’t run more than a couple miles – she did her first half marathon in the fall and today is running in the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon! Last time I checked, she’s made it past the half way mark – and at a 9:56 pace!!
Great job ladies! I may just have to sign up for a race of my own!
Come on back for Southwestern Egg Rolls – which is my BSI recipe of the week – corn – hosted by Sophia!
Note to self: you need to marinate these wings longer than 2 hours – overnight would be better!
While I like the marinade recipe, the short time I marinated them, there was really no flavor to them at all.
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
- zest of one lime
- juice of one lime
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 worchestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
Ed hung out with me on the deck while I bbq'd!
the weather was perfect yesterday
lots of garlic!
I ate three wings and 5 stalks of celery dipped in light blue cheese dressing
It’s another beautiful Sunday in the midwest! I am definitely going to do my menu and grocery shopping today – I didn’t like not knowing what I was fixing last week at all.
See you later for a recap of breakfast and lunch! I think Tony wanted to see that new Pixar movie UP today – we love all the Pixar movies!
garage sale loot! 3 pairs of lounge pants, 2 boxes tastefully simple dips, Endust, pledge wipes, a new leash for Ed, snowman frame, dvds
a snowman box - I got it for $1
the butcher shop we went to didn't have bulk packages - next door was a bakery - I bought 1/4 pound of the sugar free chocolate chip cookies - THEY TASTED LIKE A$$!
sipped on this while waiting for sushi at lunch
I ordered the chicken teriyaki box
we split an appetizer of these - pork wasabi dumplings - spicy!
I had miso soup
tempura vegetables, fried rice, california roll, teriyaki chicken and edammame - I ate everything but only about 1/4 of the rice
Tony is more adventurous! Shrimp head! I don't like the beady eyes!
Tony told me after I ate these rolls that the orange stuff was roe! I thought it was carrot! I didn't mind though - didn't have much flavor to me
I got this at the butcher shop - looks like chili making is in my near future!
And next to the sushi place is a Trader Joe's - stocked up on Fage and picked this up - it sounds really good!
Off to pick up a few things at the grocery store. Come on back for Thai Marinated Chicken Wings!
When Hannah got home last night, she noticed that there was a huge cat in our back yard – it didn’t have a collar, but boy was it friendly! We decided to give it some milk. All I know is that our dog wanted to get at it! I am sure if we let it, it would have walked right into our house!
doesn't seem to be hurting for food!
I woke up with hashbrowns on my brain. I usually dice my potatoes small, boil them until they are tender, and then finish them off to get a nice crispy crunch - I used 3 potatoes and about 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
it took about 20 minutes to get tender
nice and crispy!
I went with Garlic Pepper Tabasco today - so good!
- 3 ounces of potatoes
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1 serving of baby spinach
- 1 serving of fuji apples
- 1 ounce 75% reduced fat Cabot cheese in and on top of my omelet
Breakfast comes in at 325 calories, 9 fat and 37 carbs
Hannah has to work this afternoon so we are off to check out some local garage sales before she has to go in. Then Tony and I are going to head to a butcher shop – we are toying with the idea of buying meat in bulk to see how that fits into our food budget – we’ll probably stop and get a bite to eat along the way – see you later!