Here’s another easy, healthy, satisfying weeknight meal for you! You can modify these Skinny Chicken Fajitas to fit lots of different food plans, including picky eaters, so they’re very family friendly. In my house the kids and Jim eat them with organic corn tortillas, and I sometimes eat them with a large piece of lettuce, instead of the tortilla. Corn tortillas make my sugar levels go too high, so I try to avoid them. If you have a really picky eater, just give them the chicken and whatever else they’ll eat…mix and match the toppings as you see fit! To make the fajitas paleo friendly, skip the beans and definitely use lettuce for the tortillas. To make them vegetarian or vegan, skip the chicken and add extra beans.
There are so many superfoods in this recipe, it’s hard for me to pick one or two to tell you about the health benefits. How about the bell peppers and onions…the ingredients that provide the most flavor in these fajitas! One health benefit of red bell peppers that is of particular interest to me is that they are high in magnesium and vitamin B6. These two nutrients work well together to fight anxiety. Anxiety runs in my family and I’ve struggled with it quite a bit! Magnesium also helps to relax your muscles and alleviate constipation. Red peppers help improve your night vision and increase metabolism, without increasing heart rate and blood pressure (I’m guessing the magnesium helps keep the heart rate and blood pressure right). For more information about red peppers check out this article. Want more about nutrients that fight anxiety? Here’s another helpful article.
I won’t say too much about onions, but want to remind you that they help fight cancer, boost your immune system, and help balance blood sugar levels. Onions should be a big part of your weekly food plan! Try serving them both raw and cooked, so you get the full spectrum of their health benefits.
Before we get to the recipe for the Skinny Chicken Fajitas, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.