Healthy Dinner Idea: Sour Cream Beef Enchiladas (THM)

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It is entirely possible that you will question if I understand what it means to eat a healthy dinner with this post. If you are not familiar with the Trim Healthy Mama plan, a meal loaded with sour cream, cream cheese, and beef really doesn’t seem to fit the healthy category.

However, the beauty of THM is that it focuses on fuel separation. If fat is your fuel source in a meal, you limit the carbs. If carbs are your fuel source in a meal, you limit the fat. Because of that, you can enjoy meals that seem rather indulgent, like these Sour Cream Enchiladas, without the negative health impact.

31 Days of Healthy Dinner Ideas: Sour Cream Beef Enchiladas

You can find the recipe here:

Sour Cream Beef Enchiladas at Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen

You know I adapted the recipe a bit because that is what I do. Instead of topping the enchiladas with the onions before baking, I cooked them with the beef while browning. I also only added about 1/10th of the jalapeno. I don’t like too much spice and felt the whole jalapeno would be overwhelming.

This is a THM(S) or satisfying meal which means it’s higher in fat with limited carbs. You definitely need to use low carb tortillas for this recipe. If you’re not comfortable with the store bought kind, you could make your own low carb tortillas. By making your own tortillas, this meal would also fall into the real food category.

This post is part of my 31 Days of Healthy Dinner Ideas Series. Be sure to check in daily for a new healthy dinner idea.


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Also, I am not a health professional or a nutritionist. Information I share is not to be taken as medical advice. It is based on my own personal experiences as well as testimonials and research shared by others. Please discuss any concerns regarding diet and health with your own health professional.

Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.