Hi friends! I can not believe it has been over a week since I last shared a recipe with all of you. These past two weeks have been so crazy for me. I decided to start a low-carb diet as I showed you in my Peanut Butter Protein Balls. I was looking to not only get more in shape by doing Insanity, but also start a healthier lifestyle with my eating habits. I thought trying a low-carb diet would be a good way to start eating more protein and more real meals instead of just a half a box of Cheez-its for dinner. However, this really didn’t seem to work for me in the long-run. I started getting headaches from the lack of carbs, I didn’t feel like myself, and just overall felt angry. After doing a little more research on low-carb diets, I see that all of these reactions and emotions are totally normal from the lack of carbohydrates in your system. After a few talks with my friends and boyfriend, I decided this wasn’t really the best plan for me. I went on a little binge including Rita’s and Bottomless Chips and Salsa at Chili’s 🙂 For the future I really do hope to just maintain healthy eating habits with small meals throughout the day, hopefully eliminating my urge to binge or to eat an entire bag of pretzels in one sitting. Again, sorry for not blogging over the past week, I just really didn’t have the energy to even finish this post or make any other recipes these past two weeks. Don’t worry though, this happy girl you see below is back!
Now onto my newest creation: Taco Shells made from Cheese!! Yes, that is a thing. Instead of eating those hard shells in the box or even using carb-filled tortillas, you can make them from your favorite cheese. Now I knew this was totally possible, but it took a first try to realize all you need is your microwave. I repeat, do not use your stove top to melt your cheese. The disaster below is what happened 🙂 🙂
All you need is some parchment paper, your microwave, and cheese! Take a few minutes to try these next time you celebrate taco night in your house! If you’re anything like me, this is literally once a week. Oh how I love every kind of Mexican food 🙂
Ingredients (For only the Cheesy Taco Shells)
Provolone Cheese: 2 slices per shell
*For the rest of the tacos shown:
Chicken Breast: 3 breasts shredded
Taco Seasoning: 1 packet
Shredded Lettuce: 1/4 cup
Mexican Shredded Cheese: 1/4 cup
Salsa: 2 tablespoons
Yes, you read that right, all you need for these low carb taco shells is cheese! I used provolone cheese because it has a perfect circular shape. You could really use any kind of cheese you like, but a cheese in a circular shape would be best to keep that classic taco look. Now take a sheet of parchment paper and add two slices of provolone cheese. Using two slices instead of just one makes them a little bigger and easier to eat. Overlap the cheese slices a little so they melt together.
Add into the microwave on high for 1 minute and 10 seconds. This may vary for your microwave. I first checked the cheese after 50 seconds and saw it still needed a little longer. You want the middle of your cheese where you overlapped it to be melted and not still solid. The edges will start to crisp up and turn brown, but don’t worry! This will make for an even crispier taco shell 🙂
Now my friends and I made delicious l0w-carb tacos all together by using shredded chicken breast with taco seasoning, shredded cheese, lettuce, and salsa. After you make these little homemade taco shells, literally the options are endless. You can go low-carb or you can splurge and just put whatever you want in these.
I am so excited for you all to try these! They were the perfect crunch, but added even more cheese to our tacos, which I won’t complain about 🙂 As my last two weeks of college creep up on me, don’t worry I still will be posting my new favorite recipes! No more hiatus for me; I am so inspired by all of you that I have met over the past few months of blogging and always am so appreciative of your support. Thank you to every single one of you that have followed me over these past 60 posts or those just finding out what my blog is all about!