So if anyone knows me, they KNOW I looooove Mexican food.
…but most people (regardless of whether they know me or not) ALSO knows that Mexican food is typically fattening! So, a few months ago I tried a delicious looking (but not good tasting) recipe I saw in Oxygen magazine for Baja Fish Tacos.. you can see it here on Spark People’s message board. It called for greek yogurt which sounded really bizarro but whatever.
I tried it.
and immediately spit it out. blah.
I’m not sure if it was the fish & yogurt combo.. or yogurt & lime combo.. but it was really tart and just not what i’m used to…. good, yummy, creamy mexican. I love queso. I cannot lie. I could almost drink it.. the chips are just a conduit to transfer more queso into my mouth.
sooo when I read on yet ANOTHER blog about substituting greek yogurt in another mexican recipe. I was of course VERY skeptical.
and then I read another blog about it.. and another blog about it. so gosh darn it, I had to give it a second chance.
Skeptical, I put it on a taco.. a teensy smidge… and took a super tiny bite.
either my taste buds changed in the past 6 months.. or it’s actually good….
Instead of going the super healthy fish taco w/ cabbage route.. I did the traditional route.. ground beef, taco seasoning, tortilla, cheese, tomato. nothing fancy AT ALL. Only thing new was the chobani plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
Well, I now have a new favorite. Now if I can only find a satisfactory and healthy substitution for queso…
from here.. I’ll start making small changes.. chicken or fish instead of the ground beef, and see if I can’t lighten it up from there now that I have a good base.
Do you have any helpful favorite healthy food substitution? Please share them!