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Mission Tortilla
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Mission Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sometimes the best meals are the simplest.  Mission Foods recently sent us some tortillas and a challenge to cook a meal for a large group for under $10.  This became even more challenging adding in our new healthy eating diets.  When I think of tortillas my brain instantly goes to melted cheese and sour cream.  So I tried to rethink a fajita and make it as healthy as possible.

My plan:

  1. Load up on the peppers and onions!  These are zero points for us weight watcher folks (super healthy for everyone else).
  2. Don’t use Olive Oil from a bottle, but instead Olive Oil or Vegetable oil spray.  You will use a lot less and thereby not add a ton of fat and calories.
  3. Grab Fat Free Sour Cream and Cheese made with 2% milk.
  4. Most Salsas are also zero points (super healthy) but we went another step with black bean salsa to add some more fiber and protein.
  5. Skip the chips or rice, just add steamed green beans or another vegetable on the side.

Ingredients:

1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of Chili pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste

1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1  onion
1 second spray of Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Mission Tortillas
Sour Cream
Salsa
Shredded Cheese, 2% milk,

First put the meat, honey and chili pepper together.  Then throw it all in one big pan. 
7 minutes later dinner is ready!

The grand total for this meal: $6.64 and it made enough to serve 5 people easy.
Total points for the meal = 5

If you are up for a tortilla menu challenge then check out the Mission Menus Challenge.  Now through August 9th, you can enter for a chance to participate in a cook-off in The Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles.  The winner of the cook-off will receive a $10,000 kitchen makeover!

To enter, send in a “budget-friendly” recipe.  The meal must cost less than $10, be able to feed 5 people, include Mission Tortillas, and be your own unique creation.

I know you guys can handle the $10 part of the challenge so get your gears working. Let’s see if a Southern Saver can win a round-trip to LA and hotel accommodations for two and then win that kitchen!  Feel free to use the comments below to do some brainstorming.

Visit my sponsor: Mission Menus Challenge

    • Morgan

      Forget the sour cream! Chobani plain Greek yogurt is naturally fat-free and it tastes awesome! I was a die-hard sour cream girl until I put some on my baked potato… And as we all know, there are great coupons for it.

      • camp

        greek yogurt is awesome! i used to get fat free sour cream to save on calories. but now i use greek yogurt instead and i can't even stand the taste of the fat free sour cream anymore.

    • BeccaM

      Hey another thing you could do is use Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream. Plain greek yogurt is REALLY similar when you're adding it to your meal. And I really like my sour cream. That way too you're not putting all those chemicals in your body (as opposed to calories). If you look at the ingredients of regular sour cream compared to lite versions, the lite versions have all kinds of chemicals that I'm not sure what they are.
      Also if you take out your meat and use beans and greek yogurt, you get plenty of protein. I love my fajitas, I'd could have them once a week. :)

      • Shannon

        I never buy light products or fat free. HORRIBLE things! Eat real food if you are going to eat, even if the calories are more.

      • Morgan

        Great minds think alike…

        • Laura

          I was just coming to the comments to make the same suggestion! It really is an excellent substitute! Its the same texture, and plain yogurt has that same tangy taste.

    • Shannon

      Forget buying salsa. Make your own. it's so easy and better for you. I just made a huge batch today and have more than I know what to do with. And all the ingredients came from either my garden or a friend's.
      Does anyone need any salsa? hahahaha

      • Laura

        I've been wanting to make salsa from scratch for a long time now. Maybe that will be my goal this week, to finally make some!

      • dannysangel

        I just made fresh salsa for the 1st time this yr and i will never buy the jar kind again.. tomatoes (canned or fresh, garlic, peppers & seasonings, plus a blender and you can't go wrong… )

        • Shannon

          Making salsa is fun and not that hard. I either make it raw in a chunky pico de gallo form or stew my vegetables, then puree in a processor for a more traditional looking salsa. In fact, I just ate some with corn chips and I have to brag. it was better than any crap you buy in a jar.

        • Shannon

          Oh, and yesterday I got creative and decided to stew some cucumbers in with my tomatoes and peppers for salsa. YUMMO!!! Try it. It adds a delicious aromatic coolness to the warmth of the other vegetables.

    • Elle Tyler

      I use italian dressing as a quick base for sauteeing the meat. Works great, and costs very little.

    • Annie

      The website says the budget is under $25, even easier.

    • meg

      This is crazy! I was just telling my husband yesterday that I wanted to have a meal like this but I didn't have any recipe to work with and I log on today and here it is! Definitely a sign I should make this, thanks for the healthier recipe :)

    • angelyn_1986

      Not to spoil the fun, but just a dietitian's word of caution: don't get too carried away with tortillas. I've never seen tortillas that don't contain partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats). Even if the label says 0 gm trans fat per serving, if it contains partially hydrogenated oils it still contains some, although less than 1 gm. That doesn't sound like much, but to give you a reference point, the average American diet (pretty unhealthy) contains 5.8 gm per day. It's safest to consume as few as possible, so a couple servings of tortillas can make up a sizeable portion of your day's total.
      That said, I love tortillas and make room for them in my diet. But after researching the matter recently I've definitely downsized from my previous weekly heap of tortillas. Happy eating!

      • Laura

        Or you can make them from scratch! Corn tortillas are very easy to make. Just buy corn mesa flour from your local store (It will last you forever and costs the same as a package of the already made shells). All that you need to make them are water, pinch of salt, a rolling pin, and a stove top to cook them on! I also like adding a few spices to the dough to, as Emeril would say, kick them up a notch. SO much better then store bought shells, and you don't have to worry about any weird ingredients.

      • Laura

        Or you can make them from scratch! Corn tortillas are very easy to make. Just buy corn mesa flour from your local store (It will last you forever and costs the same as a package of the already made shells). All that you need to make them are water, pinch of salt, a rolling pin, and a stove top to cook them on! I also like adding a few spices to the dough to, as Emeril would say, kick them up a notch. SO much better then store bought shells, and you don't have to worry about any weird ingredients.

        • camp

          thanks for this tip laura. i always like making stuff from scratch. my parents never had food with tons of hidden chemicals and mutated fats. i don't appreciate that our generation and our children are the guinea pigs for this crap they hide in our food.

    • AngelaDH

      Just watch the sodium levels. Mission Tortillas are my favorite but they are so high in sodium that we don't eat them much. :(

    • Laura J

      I am also a dietitian, in order to make “healthy” fajitas, remove mission product from the recipe, they are filled with preservatives and unhealthy fats.

    • dannysangel

      I just made fresh salsa for the 1st time this yr and i will never buy the jar kind again.. tomatoes (canned or fresh, garlic, peppers & seasonings, plus a blender and you can't go wrong… )

    • camp

      thanks for this tip laura. i always like making stuff from scratch. my parents never had food with tons of hidden chemicals and mutated fats. i don't appreciate that our generation and our children are the guinea pigs for this crap they hide in our food.

    • camp

      greek yogurt is awesome! i used to get fat free sour cream to save on calories. but now i use greek yogurt instead and i can't even stand the taste of the fat free sour cream anymore.

    • Laura J

      I am also a dietitian, in order to make “healthy” fajitas, remove mission product from the recipe, they are filled with preservatives and unhealthy fats.

    • Shannon

      Making salsa is fun and not that hard. I either make it raw in a chunky pico de gallo form or stew my vegetables, then puree in a processor for a more traditional looking salsa. In fact, I just ate some with corn chips and I have to brag. it was better than any crap you buy in a jar.

    • Shannon

      Oh, and yesterday I got creative and decided to stew some cucumbers in with my tomatoes and peppers for salsa. YUMMO!!! Try it. It adds a delicious aromatic coolness to the warmth of the other vegetables.