A 7 layer taco dip layered between baked tostada shells for a low fat and delicious lunch or dinner.
Mexican food is my favorite and I’m not willing to NOT eat it while I’m trying to eat healthy. So what do I do?
Take my favorite meals and trim them up so that they fit into my healthier lifestyle!
Last week these Keto/THM S Cheese and Onion enchiladas were on my plate. This week were these Ah-mazing low-fat 7 layer dip tostada towers!
Wondering why I flip flop between Keto & Low Fat/Healthy Carb meals? Because I’m a Trim Healthy Mama! You can read about how THM helped me lose 60 lbs postpartum here.
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7 Layer Dip Tostada Tower
If you love 7 layer taco dip, this simple recipe turns your favorite appetizer into a meal without making you feel any guilt.
Why? Because this stack of double layered tostadas is filled with healthy carbs, low in fat and filled with delicious Mexican flavors.
THM E/Weight Watchers Low Point Ingredients
This recipe fits in a Trim Healthy Mama E Meal (Or WW) because it is low in fat and has healthy carbs.
- Baked Tostada Shells
- Laughing Cow Cheese
- Fat Free Refried Beans
- Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (Sour Cream Sub)
And I am telling you it was so good! Often times these low fat THM E meals leave people feeling dissatisfied. Not the case with this 7 Layer Dip Tostada Tower!
It tastes sinful but it’s not.
Wait, We can have Tostada Shells on THM?
Yes, Ma’am! I know I just made your day.
The key is finding tostada shells that are baked. These are the ones that I used and i found them at my normal grocery store.
How To Make the Mexican Tostadas
Warm the tostada shells in the oven for a few minute to warm and crisp up.
Heat the Fat Free refried beans and enchilada sauce in a medium saucepan.
Assemble the Tostadas – Serving for 1
Spread 1/2 Laughing Cow Cheese on one tostada shell.
Spread 1/2 cup of the bean/enchilada mixture on top of the Laughing Cow.
Next add on shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes. Rotel tomatoes would be yummy and save some chopping time.
Layer 5 is salsa! I had salsa verde on hand from making Salsa Verde Queso Chicken but you could use a traditional red salsa as well.
Layer 6 is Non-Fat Greek Yogurt that takes the place of sour cream.
Layer 7 is a teensy tiny amount of shredded cheese (1 TBSP is what I use). You get plenty of cheesy flavor from the Laughing Cow but the little sprinkling of cheddar is visually appealing to me because cheese is life.
And tacos, enchiladas, tostadas and nachos all need cheese, right?
After layer 7, start again to build the perfect 7 layer dip tostada tower. In order to keep the fat and carbs within E territory on Trim Healthy Mama, you will want to keep your Mexican tostada stack to 2 layers. So 2 tostadas stacked high with all 7 layers.
THM E Fat & Carb Limits
For an E meal you are looking for the following:
Healthy Carbs – Up to 45 g
Fat – 5 g
If you keep the beans to 1/2 cup total and 2 baked tostada shells, you will be at around 42 carbs. Perfect for an E meal.
The fat in a Pepper Jack Laughing Cow Cheese is 1.5 grams. No fat in the beans, shells, lettuce, tomato or yogurt. Keep your shredded cheese to 1 Tbsp total and you will stay below the fat maximum for an E meal.
If you only use the shredded cheese on the top layer, it will give the illusion of more cheese. Kinda like the trick to eat your meal on a salad plate to make you feel like you are getting more food because your plate looks fuller.
- 1 can Fat Free Refried Beans
- 1/2 can Mild Enchilada Sauce
- 1 pkg Baked Tostada Shell
- Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- shredded cheese
- Pepper Jack Laughing Cow Cheese
- Shredded Lettuce
- Diced tomatoes
- Combine 1 can of fat free refried beans with 1/2 a can of enchilada sauce in a medium saucepan to warm.
- While the beans/enchilada sauce are warming, warm the desired number of tostada shells in the oven at 350 degrees for about 4-5 minutes.
- Take one shell and spread 1/2 of a pepper jack Laughing Cow Cheese triangle.
- Next, top the shell with 1/2 cup of the warm bean/enchilada sauce mixture.
- Add on desired toppings: Lettuce, tomatoes, greek yogurt (sour cream sub) and salsa.
- Place a second tostada on top and repeat layers.
- Finish with a small amount of shredded cheese.