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This skinny white chicken enchiladas recipe will be your family’s new favorite dinner

Posted August 23
Updated August 25

If you're trying to eat healthy, we're willing to bet grilled chicken and steamed veggies are on heavy rotation in your kitchen. And, we'll even go double or nothing here: You're probably craving something with a little more flavor, right?

Turn your attention to this "skinny enchilada" recipe, courtesy of Skinny Ms., a website filled with nutritious recipes, weight loss articles and tips, fitness workouts and everything else you need to lead a healthy lifestyle.

If you never thought "skinny" and "enchilada" could could appear in the same sentence, and live together in harmony, hear us out. The recipe is bulked up with healthy fillings like protein-packed shredded chicken breasts and diced green chiles. It's no rumor, green chilis can help ignite your metabolism, thanks to the capsaicin, which is what makes chiles spicy.

Of course, there's still cheese and sour cream in these white chicken enchiladas, but the recipe calls for low-fat versions of those ingredients. The enchiladas get spiced up with cumin and chili powder and then wrapped in whole wheat tortillas.

green chiles photo
Flickr | twistedstringknits

"We've lowered the fat content without sacrificing that rich texture that makes creamy enchiladas so great!" the site boasts.

In all, these enchiladas are 316 calories each. Nada lotta' for an enchilada, eh?

Craving more?

If you love enchiladas so much you wish they were in your weekly meal rotation, but are on a calorie budget, we've got you covered like melty cheese on a tortilla. Hey, if #TacoTuesday is a thing, #EnchiladaEveryday can aspire to be a hashtag, too.

Check out these chicken and white bean enchiladas with creamy salsa verde from Skinnytaste. Garnished with jalapenos and cilantro, these beauties are just 231 calories per enchilada.

Need some more healthy dinnertime inspiration? Check out these 15 Weight Watcher dinners that are under seven points per serving or these 10 dinners that are under 400 calories.

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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