June 11, 2017

Mexican Recipes: It’s Like Chipotle at Home

by ironparadisefitness

Bring a slice of that fire into your meal prep with these 2 great Mexican recipes.

Mexican food is delicious.  From chilli to jambalaya, and enchiladas to burritos.  It all tastes so good. But (and there’s always a but) all of those lip smackingly good Mexican recipes, dripping in melted cheese aren’t exactly macro friendly.

And quite frankly, if you’re not careful, most Mexican recipes can be a real meal plan buster.  But these recipes are here to change that.  Because now you can bring a small taste of this great cuisine to your meal prep with a couple of Mexican recipes that you’re guaranteed to love.

So there is hope for your favourite Mexican recipes making it into your plan on a regular basis.

The beauty of flexible dieting is that it allows you the ‘flexibility’ (hence the name) to incorporate the foods you love into your daily diet.  So whether you’re thing is Mexican recipes, Indian recipes, Chinese recipes, burgers, steak, salads, or soups, you have the freedom yo make your diet uniquely yours.  And not to mention the fact that you can great great results doing it.

So in this week’s instalment of meal prep Sunday I’ve got 2 great tasting Mexican recipes that will allow you to take full advantage of flexible dieting.  These recipes are packed full of flavour, spice and everything you love about your favourite Mexican dishes.  And they’re both fully adaptable too.  So if you want to add more carbs then throw everything in a wrap for a great tasting meal on the go. In fact, you can get some inspiration from everyone’s favourite Mexican Restaurant and make them even more awesome.

So, without further ado, let’s get cooking…

Mexican Recipes: Chilli with Avocado and Tortilla Chips

Mexican Recipes Chilli with Tortillas Iron Paradise Fitness

Recipe makes 6 servings

Nutritional values per serving

MACROS: Protein = 12g, Carbs = 35g, Fat = 20g


Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins



  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 x 14 oz. (800g) can kidney beans
  • 14 oz. (400g) can black beans
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. Mexican spice mix
  • 14 oz. (400g) canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 avocados
  • 3/8 cup (100g) fat free natural or soya yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (25g) grated cheese
  • 3.5 oz. (100g) natural tortilla chips



First, cut the onion into rings. Put the beans in a colander, rinse under cold water and leave to drain.

Next, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion with the spices for 3 minutes. Then add the chopped tomatoes and bring to the boil. Cook for 5 min. on medium heat until slightly thickened.

Next add in the beans, season with salt and pepper, and cook for another 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit and scoop out the flesh. Cut the flesh into slices.

Ladle the chilli into bowls and spread 1 tbsp. of yogurt over each bowl. Finally, top with avocado and cheese, and serve with tortilla chips.


Mexican Recipes: Chilli Lettuce Wraps

Mexican Recipes Lettuce Wraps Iron Paradise Fitness

Recipe makes 4 serving

Nutritional values per serving

MACROS: Protein = 22g, Carbs = 20g, Fat = 8g


Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins



  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 10.5 oz. lean ground beef (300g)
  • 14 oz. Mexican stir-fry vegetables (400g) (corn, green beans, red pepper, leek)
  • 2 tsp. Mexican spice mix
  • 14 oz. can kidney beans (400g)
  • lettuce leaves



First, heat the oil in a wok and fry the onion for 2-3 mins on low heat. Then add the meat, turn up the heat and cook for 3 min. Once you’ve done that sdd in the vegetables and Mexican spices and stir fry for another 4 min, stirring often.

In the meantime, drain the beans & rinse under cold running water. Turn the heat to low, add the beans and cook for 2 mins. Next, season with pepper and salt if necessary. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves.

Finally, serve the Mexican stir fry wrapped in lettuce leaves with a dollop of crème fraiche and salsa (optional).


And that’s a wrap (no Mexican-related pun intended)…

And there you have it, work these great Mexican recipes into your meal plan and bring that taste on Cancun into your kitchen.  You’ll be yelling “Spring Break” before you know it!

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