Tuesday, July 12, 2011

recipe : cheesey zucchini enchiladas & fiesta lime rice

I haven't been in the mood to cook much lately.  Eggs, PB&J sandwiches, and steak quesadillas kinda took over our menu.  The easier the better.  Over the weekend, however, I got re-inspired.  I hopped back onto the healthy cooking/eating train.  My bags are packed.  I'm on board.  My fridge and pantry are stocked.

Have you ever checked out www.skinnytaste.com?  I learned of this site through a friend on Facebook.  I have been "following" Skinny Taste for a while, but never took the time out to browse through the recipes on the website.  I finally took some time to click around over the weekend.  Lots of healthy meal options, inspiration, and pictures.  Pictures really are worth a thousand words when it comes to recipes.  Am I right?!

On Sunday night, I whipped up Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas and Fiesta Lime Rice.  

Super tasty.

 Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas


1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 medium scallions, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
{ cilantro really makes a Mexican dish taste fresh - I just love it! }
2 medium zucchinis, grated
salt and fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
tortillas (low carb ones are suggested)
small can of enchilada sauce (I like the green sauce)
chopped scallions
chopped cilantro


In a medium nonstick skillet, saute garlic and scallions in olive oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes; add zucchini, salt, and pepper to taste and cook about 4-5 minutes.  Remove from eat and add 1/2 cup cheese; mix well.  Divide zucchini between each tortilla, roll and place seam side down in baking dish.  Top with enchilada sauce and remaining cheese and bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.  Serve with chopped cilantro, scallions, and reduced fat sour cream, if you wish.  Enjoy!

Fiesta Lime Rice


1 1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and heated
3/4 cup cooked corn, heated
1 large tomato, diced
1 large scallion, finely diced
2-4 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
salt to taste


In a large bowl, combine hot rice, heated corn and beans, tomato, scallion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.  Toss and serve.  Enjoy!

We really enjoyed both of these recipes.  I will be making a lot more of Gina's recipes in the future.  In fact, we're having Spinach Lasagna Rolls tomorrow night for dinner.  I'll let you know how they turn out!

Do you have a favorite healthy recipe website?  Or maybe a healthy recipe you're willing to share?

BTW - I finished painting our fireplace during naptime yesterday!  Hooray!  Pics to come soon.


  1. Mmm these look and sound so yummy. I'm definitely going to check out this website and I totally agree with you, recipes have to have pictures :o)

  2. What a great sounding {and looking} recipe! I'm off to check out the site right now. So glad you shared :)