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Low Carb & Low Calorie After School Dinners

Aug. 9, 2021

 
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Back to school season brings a return to evenings filled with homework and activities, so dinner needs to be quick, easy, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! For some low carb recipes and low-calorie meals that everyone in the family will love, use our Better for You tortillas paired with classic flavors and healthy proteins. We’ve rounded up six healthy dinner recipes that will make your weeknights delicious, nutritious, and stress-free!

Chipotle Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Nothing says kid-friendly-meal more than deliciously melty cheese. These healthier enchiladas use our Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas so that you know every bite is low carb and high flavor. For this easy healthy dinner meal, you can customize the amount of spice for every member of the family by mixing the chicken and cheese filling first, then adding chiles to the enchiladas for those who can handle the heat. Save yourself some time and buy pre-cooked chicken or make this meal ahead and freeze until you’re ready to pop it in the oven!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

One of the easiest ways to incorporate new flavors into your dinner routine is by introducing them along with ingredients that are tried and true. For these chicken tacos, you can rely on our delicious Carb Balance Soft Taco Whole Wheat Tortillas, pineapple, and some rotisserie chicken to get your kids interested in the Jamaican Jerk seasoning. Tacos are an easy school night meal since half the fun is building your own at the table, so set out the ingredients (including some cheese for the top!) and let your kids customize as they see fit.


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Zoodles and Meatball Keto Wrap

If you say spaghetti and meatballs, the kids come running. But what if you’d like a low carb or low-calorie version of this classic meal? We’ve got you covered with these zoodles and meatball wraps. By making your own meatballs at home (so much simpler than it sounds!), you can choose the meat and spices. After a quick cook in a hot skillet, the meatballs get paired with marinara sauce to finish cooking. Add some spiralized zucchini “noodles,” kale, and low-fat cheese inside a delicious and colorful Carb Balance Sundried Tomato Basil Wrap, then serve! Your kids will love this healthier take on a beloved meal.


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Keto Cheeseburger Sliders

Sliders are the perfect size to feed a family; the younger kids need just one, while the adults can take three or four! This easy, healthy dinner meal will curb any fast-food cravings by delivering on big flavor. Use your choice of ground beef or turkey to make the patties, then bake in the oven so you have time to prep the other ingredients. While the patties cook, warm our perfectly-sized Street Tacos Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas and cover with your family’s sauce of choice (although the sriracha-mustard combination in this recipe is amazing). Let everyone pick their other toppings, including avocado and arugula, then sandwich the patties between two tortillas and serve!

Chicken Mango Wraps

If you’re on the lookout for a low-calorie dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy, these chicken mango wraps just might fit the bill. This is a great healthy dinner option when the kids want fruit and crackers for dinner, but you need to serve something nutritious and protein-packed. The filling is a bright and creamy mix of avocado, lime, cabbage, mango, and mint that compliments the shredded chicken perfectly. Wrap everything in our Organic Flour Tortillas before serving warm or cold to the family.


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Low Carb Loaded Mini Taco Cups

Making something “mini” automatically appeals to the kids, so add this mini taco cup meal to your low carb dinner arsenal. This healthy dinner recipe is a great one for the kids to help prepare, too! Let them use a cookie cutter or small bowl to cut circles out of our delicious Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas, then press each circle into a mini muffin tin. Spray the tortilla-cups with oil (avocado oil is a great, healthy choice) and crisp in the oven while you prepare the fillings. Let everyone assemble this fun meal at the table and enjoy!

Set yourself up for weeknight dinner success with these easy, healthy recipes!

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