I love waking up to these testimonies!
"Maria, thanks to your posts and books I am enjoying a new lifestyle. I am doing a weight loss program and your recipes have been a tremendous help. In less than a year I have lost 86 pounds. I have 14 to go to meet my first goal of loosing 100 pounds.
So far my diabetes is in remission. No longer using and insulin pump or taking oral hypoglycemic medications. I was so sick and fat and heading for an early grave.
I look forward to following your page and creating new dishes/ recipes with your help!!
PS: Your boys are so blessed that you and Craig are their parents. Keep up the great work!!
Chipotle Burrito = $6 for one serving
"Healthified" Burrito = $2 per one serving
Coconut oil/butter/peanut oil for frying
3 eggs, separated
1/4 cup Jay Robb unflavored egg white or whey protein
2 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups Cauliflower "Rice"
2 cups Organic Lettuce
1 lb Organic Chicken/Beef/Pork Loin
1 jar Marinated Peppers (or sauteed fresh peppers)
1 cup Salsa
"TORTILLA": Separate the eggs (save the yolks for a different recipe), and whip the whites in a clean, dry, cool bowl for a few minutes until VERY stiff). Blend in the whey protein. Slowly stir in the cream cheese (without breaking down the whites). Heat the oil in a fry pan on medium high until a drop of water will sizzle. Once it is hot, place a circle of dough on the pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat and place on a plate. Fill with your desired burrito filling and enjoy! Makes 4 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per tortilla)
Chipotle Tortilla = 290 calories, 9g fat, 7g protein, 44g carbs, 2g fiber
"Healthified" Tortilla = 126 calories, 8g fat, 11g protein, 1g carb, trace fiber
To make Cauliflower Rice: Cut the cauliflower into pieces and pulse in a food processor until small pieces of "rice." TIP: You can also use the heart of the cauliflower for rice, or use for making "French Fries." Stir Fry the cauliflower rice in a saute pan for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Set aside "rice." (TIP: pulse the cauliflower into "rice" ...leave raw... 2 days ahead of time and store in fridge for easy lunch/dinner options). If you want a visual, click HERE to see a video of me making Cauliflower Risotto on KARE 11 TV.
Chicken or Beef Filling: Place chicken breasts, beef roast, or pork tenderloin in a crockpot on low (I also dumped a jar of organic salsa in the crockpot). Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until you can pull the meat apart with a fork. When you get home you have awesome shredded meat to fill the tortillas with. Makes 4 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per burrito)
Chiptole Burrito (with rice, chicken, corn salsa, cheese, sour cream and guac) = 1975 calories, 104g fat, 56g protein, 179g carbs, 20g fiber
"Healthified" Burrito = 310 calories, 18g fat, 15g protein, 8g carbs, 3g fiber (5 effective carbs)
A law firm sued Taco Bell for claiming they use TACO "MEAT"...but they "meat" is only 35% beef! Most of it is fillers like maltodexterin (which is higher on the glycemic index than sugar!).
I don't know which is worse, Taco Bell for making this junk OR the fact that if they boost the "meat" to 40% the FDA approves it at... "meat!" I don't know which is worse, Taco Bell for making this junk OR the fact that if they boost the "meat" to 40% the FDA approves it at... "meat!"