Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday: Chicken Fajita Roll-ups

This week's Weight Loss Wednesday is all about recipes.  When my IC reared its ugly head, we had to make some major changes in our diet-- some for the better (no perservatives), some for the worse (real butter instead of low cal margarine).  We did learn through some trial and error that the IC diet does not have to be blah and boring.  Some of our new favorites were ones I found in the quest for IC-friendly foods.  This is one of them...

Chicken Fajita Roll ups


whole wheat tortillas (I use Trader Joes or Ezekiels to meet my needs)
chicken with seasoning (we use garlic powder, garlic salt, & pepper)
shredded mozzarella
corn, warmed
black beans, warmed


Cook chicken with seasoning.  If you can, grill it; it adds a depth of flavor that's definately worth the hassle!  Place on tortilla along with mozz, corn, and black beans.  Put in the microwave for 30 seconds or until cheese is melted.  Eat!

For those of you with kiddos, know this... the first time we tried this my kids were probably 3 & 7.  They complained about the black beans, and complained, and complained.  By the 3rd time we ate this they loved it.  It is now one of their favorite meals!

*Exercise update:  I finished my "hard" level EA Sports Active 6 week challenge on Sunday-- YEA!!!  Monday I began training for the Indianapolis Half-marathon.  I am walking it, but it's a start!


  1. I love chicken roll ups! They are a staple in my diet these days. I have learned to cook chicken a myriad of ways. But I had not thought about putting black beans with them. Love that idea. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for joining Weight Loss Wednesday!

  2. BTW, have I mentioned how much I love the new header picture. What a cute picture of your children!

  3. I was just thinking the same thing-your kids are adorable!!! And these sound so yummy. I make something similar, only I have been making it into a quesadilla and without the chicken. So versatile. Gonna try these out this week. Thanks!

    Feel free to check out the "treats" I posted this week!