500 Calorie Meal: Chicken Tacos with Cauliflower Tortillas

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Chef Lo here. I am obsessed with turning cauliflower into all different kinds of things - pizza crust, pita, chips, tortillas. You name it and it can be done. It's a great sub for all things corn or flour based because when dried out and baked it really holds its shape. A head of cauliflower clocks in around 140 calories and as a veggie, it's just plain good for you.

Cauliflower tortillas take some tender love and care to make but once finished, the final product is so worth it. They are absolutely DELICIOUS. If it wasn't so lazy I'd make them all the time and eat them exclusively for tacos, but alas, that doesn't always happen. Today though, IT'S ON.

For this 500 calorie meal challenge I had a lot of fun putting together a really satisfying meal that's exceptionally delicious. I chose chicken legs over the breast for the depth of flavor and moisture, and added some unique toppings like pickled radishes, chimmichurri sauce (I didn't make this at home - it's left-over from a restaurant meal), and roasted mini bell peppers. All together these tacos are a flavor explosion in your mouth. Better yet, they are super low cal and quite nutritious - full of protein, good carbs, and good fat. Each taco is about 160 calories so you can eat until your tummy's content. 3 tacos comes in at 492 calories - quite a meal!

I hope you enjoyed my Instastory of creating the cauliflower tortillas :) And I hope you make and enjoy these tasty taco treats! It is Tuesday after all!

 

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