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Nutritious Meals at Home: Enchiladas

Posted Aug 19 2012 12:32pm

I have long been told that healthy meals are boring, bland, and take too much effort. Nothing is far from the truth! I love healthy meals that are full of flavor and keep my hands fairly free as a parent of two young boys . This meal fits my healthy, simple, and flavorful requirements. This enchilada dinner is also complex enough to serve at a dinner party as it mimics enchiladas served in a restaurant.

Chicken Enchilada Restaurant-style Dinner Meal components:

  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Homemade Enchilada Sauce
  • Brown Rice with Tomatoes
  • Refried Beans
  • Tortilla Chips

Upon filling the tortillas and placing them in a lightly greased casserole dish, I poured the sauce on top and sprinkled 1/2 cup of shredded cheese on top. I baked them at 450 for 20 minutes until the sauce was bubbling and the cheese was melted.

I dished up one or two enchiladas for everyone and topped them with organic iceberg lettuce and added a dollop of sour cream. I took the rice and beans, setting them side by side and sprinkled a very small amount of cheese atop and spooned one teaspoon of enchilada sauce over the cheese. I added 5 or 6 tortilla chips to the plate to round off the meal.

In the end, my children had a fairly clean meal, filled with all the benefits of tomatoes , onions, peppers, and all the spices.

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