P90X CHICKEN DINNER RECIPES: Honey Jalapeño Chicken Wraps
Here is one of the P90X chicken dinner recipes—Honey Jalapeño Chicken Wrap—from the P90X2 Nutrition Guide.
Here’s a little education on low fat cheeses to help you make the healthiest cheese choice for this meal:
Feta: The texture of feta may impact your desire to use it in a recipe, but the great news is that it is naturally low in fat…typically containing only 6 grams of fat per ounce. And, low fat feta has only 3 grams! (To give you some perspective, there are typically about 9 grams in cheddar.) Unfortunately, due to its low fat content, feta has only half as much protein as hard cheeses…4 grams per ounce as compared to about 7 to 8 grams in the fattier hard cheeses. Back to the good news…authentic feta is made from sheep or goat’s milk making it more easily digestible.
Part Skim Mozzarella: Excellent for snacks and melting on pizza or grilled cheese sandwiches, part skim mozzarella has only about 6 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein. with 86 calories and just over 200 milligrams of calcium.
- Ricotta: Regular ricotta cheese is made from whey and contains 4 grams of fat. The part skim variety has a mere 2 grams. Admittedly, due to its consistency, it’s a bit tougher to use as a replacement for hard cheese. But, it can be done! It’s excellent on pizza, as a spread on whole grain bread and crackers, or in cheese-based sauces.
- Parmigiano Reggiano: Parmesan cheese is one of the healthiest cheeses you can eat because it’s made from half naturally skim milk. The aging process makes it extra delicious as a topper on salads and main dishes.
- Other Hard Cheeses: When choosing a reduced-fat hard cheese like cheddar, gouda, or Swiss, go for the 2% varieties. Anything more and the texture can get unappealing and the ingredients can be questionable.
If you’re relying on cheese for your daily intake of calcium, you need to know that the low fat varieties contain only about one-quarter the amount as full fat cheeses.