Old fav: Healthy(ish) chicken fajitas


I love fajitas and with my latest health obsession I’ve spent a lot of effort on making it as healthy as possible without losing taste.  I was surprised at that 1 wrap added 16% more sodium per dish but it wouldn’t be the same without for obvious reasons.  I’m not sure if I’ve calculated something wrong but it seem to be a lot of calories for one wrap and if not miss calculated somehow – how can I make it healthier?  Any ideas anyone?

I normally would have more cheese with this – you can see the calorie difference below.

Spice mix for the dish

  • 1tbs flour
  • 2tsp chilli powder
  • 3tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (tsp)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano

Mix all the spices and flour into a bowl.  This is a gorgeous mix – no need for premixed rubbish!

Ingredients for the pan

  • 630g Chicken Breast
  • 3 red peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • coriander leaves
  • 1 tbs Vegetable oil


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, add the garlic.
  2. Add the chicken and thoroughly stir in about 3/4 of the spice mix, cook until the chicken is sealed.
  3. Add the onions and peppers and stir in the remaining spice mix.
  4. Cook until the veggies have softened a little.  Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in the coriander.
  6. Serve whilst piping hot.

Items for the table

  • 400g refried beans
  • 6 Tortilla Wrap, Wholegrain
  • 150ml Natural yoghurt (I honestly think most people can’t tell the difference between it and sour cream)
  • 1 avocado
  • 25g cheese per portion (optional)

Heat up the refried beans, mash the avocado up with a fork and put everything else out ready to eat.

Nutrition Facts for 1 wrap of the 6 wraps without cheese
Serving Size 324 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.6g 21%
       – Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
       – Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1179mg 49%
Total Carbohydrates 39.5g 13%
       – Dietary Fiber 13.8g 55%
       – Sugars 3.7g
Protein 31.8g
Nutrition Facts for 1 of the 6 complete wraps with cheese
Serving Size 341 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.2g 29%
       – Saturated Fat 7.1g 36%
       – Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 1282mg 53%
Total Carbohydrates 39.7g 13%
       – Dietary Fiber 13.8g 55%
       – Sugars 3.8g
Protein 36.0g