Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Healthy Fast Food

My friend Kelly the Kitchen Kop is hosting a Real Food Wednesday carnival to share recipes and ideas for healthy fast food (not fast food like you get from a drive-thru window . . . healthy food you can make - fast). I am so glad Kelly is hosting this carnival, because who couldn't use some ideas to help get healthy food on the table in a short amount of time?

The following "recipe" is one of my favorite quick-fix meals:Meat & Mashed Potato Wraps
  1. Warm tortillas (Ezekiel brand or homemade) until soft and pliable.
  2. Meanwhile, heat leftover mashed potatoes and shredded bbq beef (pieces of leftover steak, brisket, or roast also work well) on the stove in separate saucepans.
  3. Spread a thin layer of mashed potatoes on each tortilla (spread to within 1 inch of edge).
  4. Make a strip of shredded beef down the middle of the potatoes, then sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over top of beef.
  5. Optional: season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Wrap like a burrito, securing with a toothpick if necessary. Serve immediately.


Kelly the Kitchen Kop said...

What a great idea, and kids would LOVE this, too! :)

Thanks, McKenzie!

mommustwrite said...

This sounds so yummy...sometimes I make burritos for the freezer when I have leftover mashed potatoes and pinto beans, but my husband would like them better with some meat! Sounds YUMMY!

Jenny said...

That's a cool idea! My toddler would love it.