So on the weekend, I had a friend come over. He was nice enough to bring me a sub for lunch but stopped for himself at Wendy's. And I gotta tell you, those fries smelled SO good. I haven't had "real" fries in almost a year. And honestly, I don't really miss them. A lot of stuff that I thought I enjoyed just doesn't taste good enough to be worth what it does to your body. I seem to recall feeling kind of dull and gross after eating fast food anyway most of the time.
But this time... the smell really had me. He also had a cup of chili with him which made me remember how I used to love making chili fries at Wendy's. So of course, I had to come up with a way to enjoy them again!
Chili with Beans (Dinner):
1 pkg Nutrisystem Chili with Beans (or Vegetarian Chili)
1 serving Cajun Fries
diced onion, tomatoes, green peppers
1/4 cup canned diced tomatoes in juice
chopped green onions for garnish
sour cream (optional)
chili paste (optional)
I started off with a serving of my Cajun Fries, except I didn't add the chili powder and instead I did add a little bit of sea salt. While they were baking, I sprayed a pan with PAM olive oil spray and cooked the vegetables until they started to soften. I dumped the chili on top and let the dish simmer until bubbling. Add the chili paste if desired and stir well.
When everything's ready, put the fries in a bowl and pour the chili on top. Add your sour cream and green onions and dig in!
This was SO good and definitely took care of that craving. Who needs fatty fried potatoes when I can have yummy vegetables that taste like this?
Count it as a dinner entree, 3 vegetable servings, and a free food if you use the sour cream. You may also choose to count it as 1 vegetable serving and 1 carb serving if you prefer- butternut squash is a starchy vegetable so it is either 2 veggie servings or 1 carb, according to Dietary Services, as long as you limit your quantity.
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