Low Carb Chicken Fajitas
When I decided to go low carb my initial thought was that I couldn't deal with the idea of saying goodbye to bread, pasta and most importantly, Mexican food. I really wanted to venture out in the Keto world and stay under 20 grams of net carbs, but I knew I'd quit it before I'd see any results because of my love for complex carbs.
That's when I started figuring out some alternative
s so that I can get back to my pre-pregnancy weight without looking like a walker from "The Walking Dead," seriously, yeah. I began redesigning some of my favorites and started looking like Dr. Frankenstein in the kitchen creating Frankenstein's monster but with green peppers and mushrooms instead of body parts. 🙂
My creations came into fruition and I created low carb fajitas, quesadillas, burritos--gasp!!!
How the hell did I manage to make fajitas low carb when most common tortillas are packed with 16-40 grams of carbs each, on average? At first I began using La tortilla factory tortilla (low carb version) that had a net of 7 carbs and I also tried mission flour tortilla "carb balance" version that had a net of 6 carbs--even better.
Then one day I was surfing through Amazon when I discovered the most amazing life saver for a low carbs dieter. I found Mama Lupe Low Carb Tortillas with just...drum roll...a net of 3 carbs--yes, three, III, tres--I don't know anymore ways to say 3 so I'll stop now, ha!
The best part besides how low the carbs count was was the fact that it actually taste good, too! I'm going to share a couple Mexican reformatted recipes.
Before I list the ingredients I'm going to let you know that these are recipes for people that don't have time to cook from scratch and need some grab and go but without eating frozen crap.
Chicken Fajitas (you can substitute with steak)
The total carb count for the meal displayed in the printable recipe is 19.65 carbs which doesn't leave much left to use for breakfast, lunch and snacks, but this is for when you're just craving Mexican food. It's still pretty low but I understand most ketogenic eaters like to stay under 20 net carbs for the entire days allowance.
What I do in order to shorten the carbs count even more is omit the onions. Onions have a lot of carbs but I figured onions are a major staple in fajitas so I included it in this recipe.
Now if you have a full house of low carbers just double, triple or quadruple the ingredients depending on how many family members. If you like this recipe check out my low carb chicken quesadillas, yummy!