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Mexican Fiesta! Taco Shells (0 carbs), Guacamole (3 net carbs)

Posted Sep 12 2008 8:58am

Last night, my wife and I made burritos, tacos and guacamole. The burritos wraps are simply Mission brand low carb tortillas. These have 7 net carbs each. There are many tortillas with less than half of this but the others tend to be rubbery. The Mission ones taste just like real flour tortillas. As for the crunchy taco shells, they are made out of 100% cheese. This is the first time we tried this method for making taco shells. Crunchy cheesy taco shells is one of those recipes that sounds a bit goofy but actually results in a pretty tasty dish. We also made guacamole which we put on our tacos and burritos. We also dipped some with soy protein chips. The guacamole is strong enough to mask the soy flavor in the chips. I am looking for more ideas on things to dip. If you have any good ideas, let me know.

Crunchy Taco Shells (zero to one net carbs )

Tools:

Parchment paper. Wax paper will not work.
Object to shape shells around. We use an oven mitt.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Cheddar Cheese for each taco ( carbs vary)

Instructions:

Spread 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese on parchment in. Microwave on high for one minute and ten seconds. Cheese should be bubbly and just starting to turn brown (adjust microwave time accordingly). Place another sheet of parchment paper on top of hot cheese. While cheese is still flexible with parchment s till attached bend the cheese over your shaping object to give it the taco shape. Let cheese cool while around the object. When cool, remove paper. Fill with favorite taco ingredients such as meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, etc. Be sure to add up the carbs accordingly.


Guacamole Dip (3 net carbs per serving)

The net carb count varies a little depending on the type of avocados you buy. We like the smaller rough skinned ones better than the large smooth ones. Pick out very ripe and soft fruits. Often, we buy these hard and leave them on the counter for a week to soften up. The particular ones we used this time are Walmart's Paul Newman brand organic avocados. The package says 0 carbs 0 fiber. I don't believe this at all. I think it is more likely about 4 each. As for the garlic and garlic salt, adjust according to your taste. The longer this stuff sits, the more the garlic flavor comes out. Also, the lemon or lime juice is critical as it prevents the guac from turning brown.

Makes 4 healthy servings.

Ingredients:

3 ripe, mushy Avocados
1/2 t. minced garlic
1/4 t. garlic salt
pinch of salt
2 t. lime juice (can use lemon)

Instructions:

Peal avocados and remove skin and seeds. Mash up. Add other ingredients. To make extra smooth, use a hand blender or put in food processor.



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