I used to order fajitas when I was eating out thinking I was choosing a healthy option. I thought since fajitas contain veggies and lean meat, they must be good for me, right? Wrong! Fajitas are a terrible choice. Take for example, the fajitas at Applebee's. One Applebee's shrimp fajita dinner contains 1270 calories, and 6110 mg of sodium!! No, I didn't mistype that, over 6000 mg of sodium. The recommended amount for adults is no more than 2300 mg a day. Yikes.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
8 oz frozen shrimp, thawed and tail/veins removed
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 T lime juice
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 whole wheat tortillas
optional toppings: avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, black olives, salsa
Put shrimp in a bowl, and coat shrimp with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and lime juice. Mix it all together until shrimp is evenly coated with the spices.
Fire up the grill, and grill the shrimp, bell pepper, and onion in a grill skillet that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Grill until shrimp is cooked and veggies are tender. Start the veggies first, then add shrimp in at the end since it only takes a few minutes. The entire grilling process should take about 10-15 minutes.
Load veggies and shrimp onto a tortilla, then add any optional toppings desired.