Low-Fat Cha-Cha Chalupas

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Low-Fat Cha-Cha Chalupas

Low-Fat Cha-Cha Chalupas
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: MM user
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Bean & Legume
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée, Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: Mexican & Spanish
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Vegetarian

These tasty babies are the cat's meow when it comes to Mexican food! Each contain about 200 calories and minimal fat.


1 box of flat Chalupa/Tostada Shells (4 shells total)
1 can low-fat/non-fat refried Beans
3 ounces shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Large bowl of shredded Lettuce, chopped Tomatoes, diced Onions (optional),
Bell Peppers (optional)
Hot Sauce - as much as you want
Chili Powder (optional)
Cumin (optional)
Chopped Cilantro (optional)


Spicy beans: mix the refried beans with a bit of chili powder and cumin (to your personal taste preference).

Smear one-quarter of the bean mixture onto each shell, then top with a bit of cheese and hot sauce.

Pop into a microwave oven or a toaster oven until cheese melts. Carefully remove.

Top with salad mix and chopped cilantro if desired. Sprinkle just a tad more of cheese on top and add additional hot sauce if desired.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 200
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 666 mg
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Protein: 14 g
Fiber: 6 g
Vitamin A: 110 IU
Vitamin C: 0 mg
Calcium: 225 mg
Iron: 1.7 mg

Cook's Notes:

You may take your salad Southwest by adding a few sliced black olives, a few drained black beans, and a tablespoon of drained whole corn. Garbanzo beans also rock on this great Cha-Cha dish.

Another way to enjoy the Chalupas is to add a bit of sour cream. Be sure and cut back on the number you enjoy, as everything you add makes the calorie content go up. And if the calorie content goes up, so do the numbers on your scales!

Enjoy your meal wearing your favorite sombrero. Sitting on a donkey while dining, however, is not recommended.

Calories are for one chalupa...