The Wonderful Wonton: Taco Cups

A week or so ago, I posted about how awesome and versatile wonton wrappers are, and how they always make it in to my grocery buggy. That being said, I thought it would be a good idea to post a few wonton wrapper recipes over the coming weeks to prove just how wonderful they really are.

Taco Cups are a fun and crispy alternative to taco shells. Easy to prepare, and each cup is only 20 calories (obviously, this doesn’t include the filling)

Preheat oven to 350°F
Spray a regular sized muffin tin with cooking spray and place one wonton inside the cup, pressing sides into muffin tin, to make a “cup” shape. Give each an additional spritz of the cooking spray.
Cook for 8-10 mins until lightly starting to brown, removed and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Now that you have your cute little cups, fill them with whatever taco-ish ingredients you like… I did the typical seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, green onion, salsa and a dollop of sour cream.

Yum!

Grocery Store Gotta Haves

I try to only do my “big” grocery shop every 2 weeks, and most of my cart is filled with meats, dairy and veggies, i do have a few “treats” that keep healthy eating enjoyable. So I thought I would share my current top 3 that I always find myself reaching for when I am in the grocery store.

  1. Hummus, who doesn’t love hummus. I have tried many different brands, and hands down Sabra is my personal favourite. Currently obsessing over the classic flavour, but I wouldn’t say no to some of the roasted garlic flavour either.
  2. Frozen Woodland Blueberries…. so good. Now if you are lucky enough to live in a warm climate where you can get locally grown fresh fruit year round, fantastic, but I don’t. So I have to rely on the frozen variety, and these little beauties are fantastic, sweet and perfect to add to plain yogurt, smoothies, etc.
  3. Wonton wrappers, they are so versatile, make perfect little vessels for all sorts of things from sweet to savory, they are inexpensive, low calorie, and freeze extremely well.

 

Recipe: Banana Raspberry PB2 Muffins

Here is my first PB2 recipe, as promised 😉

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Serves 10

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • Egg
  • 1 Cup of PB2 & 1/2 Cup of water
    (or 1/2 Cup of any nut butter)
  • 2 Tbsp of Honey (or sweetener of your choice)***
  • 2 Tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp of chocolate protein powder (optional, though they might not rise as much)
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Pint of Raspberries

Pre heat oven to 400°F

Mix together all the ingredients, adding raspberries last (fold in gently)

Pour batter into lined & sprayed muffin tin

Cook for 11-13 mins, until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool and Enjoy!!

***add a bit more honey for a sweeter muffin, or if your raspberries are on the tart side.***

Food Find: PB2

I’m sure im way behind the times on this one, but i spotted this powdered PB at my local Costco and I was instantly intrigued. While PB does contain good fats, it is very calorically dense… this powdered peanutbutter is only half the calories, great for smoothies and baked goods too (I’m guessing). Stayed tuned for future recipe experiments. 

What’s for Lunch

Lunches at work always seem to be the most difficult. I am surrounded by tons of unheathy fast food options, so instead of indulging in a greasy burger and fries I opt to bring my own lunch with me to work… but lets face it, eating a turkey sandwich every day is just boring. So i have had to challenge myself to come up with more interesting options. Todays menu is:

seasoned beef baked wontons with salsa, snap peas with hummus and a bunch of sweet green grapes.

Yum!

P28 Personal Pizza

I posted the other day about finding P28 wraps, and today, as promised, used it as a “crust” for pizza. Topped it with spinach, sauce, red onion, yellow bell peppers, turkey pepperoni and a little bit of cheese….yum!

Food Find

So I was in the store picking up some protein powder, when i came across something interesting… Its called P28 wraps. Have I been missing out or what?!?!?! These wraps are 260 calories and 28 grams of protein per wrap… and they are huge… 10″ x 12″ OMG, i have struck wrap gold. They neeed to be kept frozen to stay fresh, so when i got home i quareted some of the wraps so that i could have some lo-cal high protein sandwich slices at the ready, and these bad boys are also screaming to be made into pizza crust. Clean eating at its finest.