Monday, April 15, 2013

low calorie vegetarian meal/snack -- bell pepper tacos

So, this simple little dish could be great in a number of situations:

-you're on a low calorie diet
-you are expecting dinner to be a big one
-you aren't all that hungry
-you've got a special treat you want to eat after lunch and you want to save some room, tell me I'm not the only one who saves room for chocolate!

Well, this little recipe is for you :)

-1 bell pepper (I prefer red, it has more nutrients and is sweeter, but green was all I had)
-3 corn tortillas
-a little olive oil
-seasonings (I used sea salt, crushed black pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, cilantro and red pepper flakers)
-smoked chipotle tabasco sauce 

Simply sautee your bell peppers (only a short amount of time, if you overcook them, they lose a big chunk of their nutrients (they are sooo good for you) they should still be a little firm and shouldn't be losing their color) in a little olive oil and your seasonings.  You could add other yummy things like onions.  Put on heated tortillas, and sprinkle with the tabasco sauce).

The best part of this little meal/snack? It's only 198 calories!  You're welcome :)