Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chili's Southwest Eggrolls made Healthier

When trying to eat healthier many people believe they have to give up their favorite restaurant meals, however, it is possible to find ways to make them healthier. I love Chili’s eggrolls, but after reading the fat/saturated fat content, I can only bring myself to eat them about once a year (if that). So I went home and made up my own, healthier version. You can do this to just about any restaurant meal that you crave. Copycat Recipes website can help you find the ingredients, and then you can find healthier substitutions for most ingredients. Sometimes its trial and error, so patience is also a key ingredient.

Chili’s Southwest Egg Rolls Healthiefied (my own version)

1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half, shredded or cubed
2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
1/3 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons julienned spinach, ( I use fresh)
2 tablespoons diced jalapeno peppers
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon minced cilantro (more or less to taste)
1/2 cup shredded lite Monterey Jack cheese
4-5 (6 inch) whole wheat tortillas

Mix ingredients in a bowl, spoon mixture into warmed tortillas, fold ends in and roll, place folded side down on baking sheet, mist with sunflower oil (I have an pump sprayer), bake in a 425 deg. oven for 15 min. or until crisp.

I didn’t dip these into anything. However, if you want to make a version of their Avocado Ranch dipping sauce, try this recipe from Favorite Copycat Recipes

Avocado-Ranch Dipping Sauce

¼ cup fresh avocado, smashed, about half of an avocado
¼ cup sour cream (use greek yogurt to make it healthier)
¼ cup mayonnaise (use olive oil based to make it healthier)
1 ½ teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon buttermilk
Dash dried dill weed
dash garlic powder
Dash black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon onion, chopped
1/8 teaspoon onion powder

Smash avocado.
Add the rest of ingredients to avocado in a small bowl and mix well.


fancy nancy said...

These look awesome!! I pinned it so I can try these out soon!!

zaini said...

yes, right , if you like any restaurant food then try to make this food in home by you own with healthy ingredients this is good for health.