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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Pineapple, Strawberry, and Red Pepper Salsa

Well since the last time I posted I have had a bunch of things happen in my life. Namely I am pregnant and expecting a little boy at the end of May. The first half of my pregnancy has been quite blissful however I just was recently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes and what that means for this sweet tooth is a diet over haul and monitoring my blood sugar levels. Tonight I hemmed and hawed about what to make for dinner after my ten hour shift.

I chose this recipe from Spark Recipes because of the low carbs (what I have to keep an eye on) and it sounded very interesting. Here's a picture of how mine turned out:

So what I didn't follow in the recipes...well I didn't remember to buy fresh mint or red onion or how did I make it my own?

I mixed the strawberries and pineapple with half a red pepper and used lemon juice instead and finally I sprinkled Red Cayenne pepper in the salsa for a kick ( can get spicy). I then took the chicken and diced it up when it was done and served it taco style on two six inch corn tortillas that I ended up spraying a pan with cooking spray and cooking the tortillas until warm/brown. I added lettuce to the mix as well for a taco feeling.

The whole recipe nutritional information breaks down like this for a serving size of two tortillas heaping full:

337 Calories
40 grams Carbs
7 grams fat
30 grams protein.

It falls 5 grams short of my limit for dinner carbs. and the verdict around the house is that it is "very flavorful" and that it was "really good" with "the right amount of spice." Until next time with another Diabetic friendly recipes...have something sweet for me.

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