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Build-your-own Fajitas

Tuesday night's menu called for Chicken Fajitas. I thawed, cut, and fried boneless skinless chicken breasts with fajita seasoning. I sauted the orange peppers and onions in the seasoning, but did them separately because Christian don't like onions. I used a 'Great Value' brand of Fajita Seasoning and although it taste good, it was way too salty... and we don't need that extra sodium in our diet. Next time I will either buy another brand or make the seasoning from scratch. I grated just a little cheese, shredded what lettuce we had left, and scooped out a heaping tablespoon of sour cream for each of us. The rice was simply Minute Rice with a little salsa and jarred pimentos stirred in. The corn was canned with pimentos added and some cajun seasoning mixed in. Both the rice and corn were tasty.

I served our plates as pictured above with the whole wheat tortillas on the side. Christian is independent and enjoys when we do 'build- your-own-meal' nights.

Most evenings Christian helps set the table. Last night while helping me I was very firm on explaining to him that what was on his plate was all that he got. He has the tendency (as do I) to glob on the sour cream and go get more... same as with the cheese. This time I was very clear that he didn't get any extras. It worked! He rationed his food much better than usual. He still had plenty to eat, ate slowly, and was clear of any reflux problems afterwards. :)


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