With the new year, I do not like to make resolutions but this year is a little different. I have been trying to lose 75 pounds for about 100 years and decided to get serious about it last year. I had lost 25 pounds through diet and exercise and was really proud of myself. You can see some of my favorite work out DVD’s in my post on Effective Workout DVDs For Women. Then I fell in November and tore 4 ligaments in my foot and was in a cast for 3 months. When I fell, I did not know at the time I had also torn a rotator cuff in my right shoulder. So, after the case came off, I had to have my shoulder treated and ended up with surgery in August. I have not gained any of the weight I lost back, but I have not lost any either. Now I am cleared to do some walking and light aerobics and I am geared up to get that other 50 pounds off. I am going to follow a meal plan of healthy eating and I found this recipe for fajitas I wanted to try. With a flour tortilla and the fixings, one fajita is about 350 calories. I can have one fajita, extra veggies, fat free sour cream and a whole wheat tortilla and I bring the calories down to around 300 calories and I am totally full.
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What favorite from the pantry or fridge do you use to add a little spicy kick to your meals?
- 1 whole Beef Flank Steak
- Little Rosie's Spicy Filipino Dressing/Marinade
- 1 whole Medium Onion, Halved And Sliced
- 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Sliced
- 1 whole Orange Bell Pepper, Sliced
- 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Sliced
- 1 whole Yellow Bell Pepper, Sliced
- Olive Oil, For Frying
- Flour Tortillas, Warmed
- Cheese (grated Cheddar/jack Or Crumbled Queso Fresco)
- Sour Cream
- Cilantro Leaves
- Marinate your flank steak for 2 hours in ¾ of a bottle of the Little Rosie's Spicy Filipino Dressing
- Marinate your vegetables for 2 hours in ¼ of a bottle of the Little Rosie's Spicy Filipino Dressing
- Grill the flank steak until medium rare for 3-4 minutes and cut into strips
- Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook veggies for about 5 minutes, or until firm
- Heat the tortillas
- On the tortilla, layer steak, veggies, cheese, salsa, sour cream and top with cilantro