Yup... still trying to keep things lighter... and still completely addicted to Mexican food.
I was going to make tostadas with some leftover Smoky Mexican Chicken. Then Taco Bell Mexican Pizza popped into my head. So I changed it up!
They are so easy and definitely lightened up!
Healthier Mexican Pizza
6 flour tortillas, 6 inch
3/4 C refried beans
1 1/2 C Smoky Mexican Chicken
3/4 C reduced fat Mexican cheese, shredded
6 TBLS smooth taco sauce
3 TBLS scallions, sliced
12 jalapeno slices
Preheat oven to 400F
Place tortillas on a large baking sheet.
Bake tortillas until golden & crisp.
Push down any bubbles that might pop up on the tortillas to keep them flat.
Spread 1/4 C refried beans on half of the tortillas.
Then spread 1/2 C Smoky Mexican Chicken over each tortilla with beans.
Cover chicken and bean covered tortillas with remaining crisp tortillas.
Spread 2 TBLS taco sauce on pizza.
Evenly spread 1/4 cup shredded cheese on each pizza.
Bake until cheese is melty.
Let it set for 3 - 5 minutes, then cut into quarters & enjoy!!
You can top these with your favorite toppings. This is just what I had on hand tonight. You can add black olives, diced tomatoes, diced red onions, cilantro, or for some cool fresh crunch, sprinkle on some crispy shredded lettuce when it comes out of the oven.
How did this measure up against Taco Bell Mexican Pizza?
Taco Bell Mexican Pizza - 1 pizza
Total Fat: 30g
Total Carbs: 46g
Healthier Mexican Pizza - 1 pizza
Calories: 485 - 45 calories less
Total Fat: 12g - 18g fat less
Total Carbs: 43g - 3g carbs less
Protein: 47g - 27g lean protein more (more than twice as much!)
Not too shabby!!!
8 hours ago