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Are there really low carbohydrate recipes in the Mexican genre? Wow! Mexican! Isn't that supposed to mean beans and rice and corn and flour tortillas? How can you make that low carb? Well, actually the two recipes I have selected are not super-low carb, and probably should not be chosen on an induction phase of a low carb diet. The first recipe has 8 grams of carbohydrate per serving, and the second has 6 grams of carbohydrate. But this is Mexican, man. That's doing pretty well. And so I say, "Enjoy!" -- but not too much !!

Mexican Low Carbohydrate Recipes #1: Chicken Enchilada Salad

Low carbohydrate recipes Ingredients

4 chicken breast, no skin, no bone, R-T-C -- cubed
1/2 lb sour cream -- 250g
1 tbsp heavy cream
4 oz green chiles -- 125g canned chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese -- or Mexican blend che
2 qts mixed salad greens

Low carbohydrate recipes Instructions

Combine the cubed chicken breasts, sour cream, cream, and chilies in a casserole. Stir to combine. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the chicken mixture. Bake at 350 F or180 C for 40 minutes. Arrange salad greens on 4 plates and ladle hot chicken mixture over the greens.

Low carbohydrate recipes Macronutrients

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 555 Calories; 29g Fat (47.6% calories from fat); 64g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 204mg Cholesterol; 362mg Sodium. Exchanges: 8 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 4 Fat.

Exported from MasterCook (from www.carb-lite.au.com) recipe by Laura

Mexican Low Carbohydrate Recipes #2: Mushroom Quesadillas

Low carbohydrate recipes Ingredients

2 tbsp butter
1 cl garlic -- minced
1/2 onion -- diced
4 cups mushrooms -- chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp lime juice
oil for coating
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
guacamole or salsa for garnish (optional)
ow carb crepes or low carb tortillas 8

Low carbohydrate recipes Instructions

Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute the garlic and onion until golden. Add the mushrooms, salt, and red pepper flakes. Continue cooking until the mushrooms soften and the pan is nearly dry, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and remove from the heat.

Coat a medium cast-iron skillet with oil and place over medium-low heat. Place a low carb crepe or tortilla in the pan and cook less than a minute. Flip over. Sprinkle the crepe or tortilla with 1/4 cup of the cheese, 2 tablespoons of the grated Parmesan, and 1/4 of the mushroom mixture. Spread to cover tortilla or crepe.

Top with a second tortilla or crepe, pressing down with a spatula to seal. In a few seconds, as the cheese begins to melt, use a spatula or tongs to flip it over to cook the other side. Turn a few times until the cheese is oozing and the tortillas or crepes are glossy and beginning to crisp.

Keep the finished quesadilla warm in a 200 degree oven while completing the remaining quesadillas. Serve hot with guacamole and/or salsa, if desired.

Low carbohydrate recipes Macronutrients

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 227 Calories; 18g Fat (68.2% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 49mg Cholesterol; 666mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat.

* Exported from MasterCook * (from www.carb-lite.au.com) Author unknown

So there are some fairly low carbohydrate recipes in the Mexican genre. And these are two of my favorites. I hope these will help you get some well-rounded variety in your low carb experience. Adios amigos y amigas!

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