Our family is a huge fan of Mexican food. Living down in San Diego we do not have a shortage of taco shops. That is for sure! But! We do exercise a lot of self control and resist the urge to stop and get take out… Almost all the time.
This recipe for black bean and zucchini healthy enchiladas is so easy to make that it really doesn’t take much time at all to prep.
This recipe is so good it’s kinda like you trick your mind into thinking that you are eating a completely unhealthy comfort food meal. But in reality this healthy enchilada recipe is pretty good for you!
That has to be a plus, right? Your family wont even notice they are eating something healthy!
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How to make healthy enchiladas
8 flour tortillas (wheat tortillas work good as well)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbs. taco seasoning
2 medium zucchini
1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
The first thing you want to do is prep all your ingredients. Tip: This is the perfect example of a meal where you can double up on prepping ingredients to use later in the week.
For tonight’s dinner of these healthy enchiladas I made triple the amount of chicken that I needed, shredded it and mixed in a little taco seasoning. I then separated it into three portions and froze two of those. My plan is to use that meat later next week when I make enchilada casserole and tostadas.
See how that works? Same amount of prep time and work, but next week when I am making dinner this simple step is going to save me a bunch of time and dishes that I don’t have to wash!
Once you have your meat prepared, your veggies chopped, and the beans drained, combine all ingredients except the tortillas and the enchilada sauce in a medium sized bowl.
Then you are ready to start filling the tortillas. Use just about ½ a cup of filling per each tortilla and roll it all up, then place the rolled tortilla in your greased baking dish.
Continue doing this until your pan is full. Cover the healthy enchiladas with enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
Tip: If you have a smaller family and wont eat an entire large pan of these healthy enchiladas, you can separate the enchiladas into two smaller pans. Bake one tonight for dinner and freeze the second pan for later. Two dinners in one night! Easy!
Keeping some foil pans, like these ones, on hand in the kitchen are perfect for doubling and freezing recipes just like this healthy enchiladas recipe.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes or until the sauce starts to bubble and the cheese is ooey gooey melted. Oh yum!
If you are looking for other healthy delicious recipes that can be made on a budget then these are for you!
Healthy Tropical Smoothie
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