Friday, March 18, 2011

Fajita Ideas from Dietitians of Canada

Feel like you're always making the same things for supper? You can use a simple idea, but switch up a few ingredients to create a variety or flavours and give your body a variety of nutrients.

This year for Nutrition Month, Dietitians of Canada (DC) created two different handouts to encourage Canadians to create healthy meals at home. The "Get Real" handout has some great recipe ideas in a section called Fajitas Rock!

First, choose the wrap itself - whole grain tortillas, rice paper, lettuce leaves, or whatever you can imagine. I know we've done great wraps with lettuce leaves, crab meat, avocado, a dash of pepper, and a squirt of lime.

DC suggests 3 wrap ideas:

1) Stampede - thinly sliced lean BBQ steak, grilled green peppers, salsa, and a little sour cream (or plain yogurt). Tip: Beef has lots of vitamin B12 which is important to keep your brain firing on all cylinders.
2) Mac Attack - diced MacIntosh apple, Canadian Havarti cheese, raisins, chopped celery, and a spoonful of vanilla yogurt. Tip: Leaving the peel on apples gives you a little more fibre.

3) Chick Trick - sliced grilled chicken, thin strips of sweet bell pepper and cucumber, sprinkles of green onion and shredded lettuce, topped with salsa. Tip: The darker the lettuce, the more nutrients it contains.
Get creative in the kitchen tonight!
Steph Wheler