I love Mexican Food. It is by far my favorite type of food. A friend of mine gave me a couple of pounds of tamales the other day. These are real and authentic tamales. Nothing fake or anything, truly hand-made. They were really tasty and they are the precise reason why I ended up eating to many of my points the other day. In my weight watchers points book, two of these relatively small yummies pack 9 points. Now that is a lot of points because for most people two tamales is not going to end up giving you that “satisfied” feeling in the tummy even though they are yummy.
I have been trying to post about some alternatives to the food we like. Real life things that we can eat that will replace the stuff that we like that don’t help us stay healthy. These tamales were great, but since I had several pounds of them I was tempted all day long to eat more than just two. Is there a more healthy way to prepare these so that we can enjoy a few more?
Here is are some alternative recipes for tamales that will give you a few extra servings to enjoy.
Chicken and Red Chili Tamales: 2 points each instead of four
Weight Watchers Chicken Tamale Pie: 4 points per serving. Almost the same points but slightly larger serving.
There are not a ton of options for low calorie tamales as they lend themselves to be a bit on the heavy side. That is why they are so tasty 🙂 Here is another pic of the whole batch of the grease laden yummies. I shared them with everyone and gave the remainder away.