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HG's Sassy Southwestern Roll-Ups
HG's Sassy Southwestern Roll-Ups

Rockin' Rolls!

Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls are super-popular, super-delicious and, um, super-fatty! But why would you even THINK about ordering that crazy-greasy appy while you're out when you can churn out a guilt-free version in your kitchen? Ours has ALL the same delicious ingredients, but we left out most of the annoying fat and calories. These Mexican-inspired eggrolls have become a staple at the HG HQ. BTW, we've also whipped up a veggie-friendly version sans-chicken, and those ROCK as well. TRY THESE ASAP (and that's an order!)...

Ingredients:

Eggrolls
3 La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low-Carb/Low-Fat Tortillas, Original (not Large)**
1 oz. cooked skinless chicken breast; shredded
2 tbsp. canned black beans
2 tbsp. canned corn; drained
1 oz. Lifetime Fat Free Jalapeno Jack cheese; shredded
1 tbsp. diced red chili pepper
3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach; thawed & thoroughly drained

Sauce
1 tbsp. avocado
2 tbsp. fat-free sour cream 
1/2 tsp. Hidden Valley Dips Mix, The Original Ranch
1 tbsp. diced tomato
dash pepper (or more, to taste)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400. Combine chicken, beans, corn, cheese, chili pepper and spinach in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Warm tortillas in the microwave for 15 seconds. On a clean, flat surface, lay out tortillas side by side. Put 1/3 of the chicken-spinach mixture in the center of each of tortilla. To assemble each of the rolls, fold the left and right sides in (so none of the filling escapes during the cooking process), and then roll up from the bottom of the tortilla until you reach the top (so they resemble eggrolls). Place all 3 rolls (seams down) on a baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes, flipping rolls over about halfway through cooking.

While the eggrolls are in the oven, combine the sour cream, avocado, and Hidden Valley Dips Mix in a small bowl -- stir until smooth and blended. Season to taste with pepper. Top your dipping sauce with the tomatoes just before you serve! Once the eggrolls are done baking, allow them to cool for a few minutes. Then cut each in half diagonally, arrange them beautifully on a plate, and serve with the dipping sauce. Mmmmmmm!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS


Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe (3 eggroll halves and half of the dipping sauce)
Calories: 181
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 666mg
Carbs: 27g
Fiber: 14g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 19g

PointsPlus® value 5*

Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls
Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls

Southwest Slop!
Sure, Chili's Southwestern Eggrolls are famous. And what kind of weirdo wouldn't like them? They're EGGROLLS (a favorite of humans everywhere) made from flour tortillas stuffed with smoked chicken, black beans, corn, jalapeno jack cheese, red peppers and spinach. And they're served with a creamy avocado-ranch dipping sauce. But before you get all giddy and start planning your next Chili's excursion, think about the price you pay for gobbling those babies down. Half an order has over 25 grams of fat and more than 400 calories. And that's for an APPETIZER, people! Pair it with an entree, and you'll likely be chowing down on a meal with a calorie count in the QUADRUPLE digits! Eeeks. That is just not necessary. Instead, whip up your own version at home and go eggroll crazy! And when you're at Chili's, stick with their Guiltless Grill menu, and order carefully. (Click here for more on that.)

Serving Size: 1/2 an order (3 eggroll halves and half of the dipping sauce)
Calories: 405
Fat: 25.5g
Sodium: 625mg
Carbs: 29.5g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 14.5g

PointsPlus® value 11*

  **HG Heads Up! Be on the lookout for La Tortilla's new packaging, rolling out soon. These tortillas will be labeled La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Tortillas Low Carb High Fiber (Original Soft Taco size).
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