Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Metabolism Boosting! - Spike Chalupas

I've created a much healthier version of one of my all-time favorite fast foods, a Chalupa! Chalupa's are fried tacos that are delicious but extremely high in "bad calories". Using two of my Spike Life grocery staples, Joesph's Pitas and coconut oil, I've been able to satisfy my need to run for the border while making it a very healthy and metabolism boosting meal. The "Spike Chalupa" shell is great with low-fat taco meat, grilled chicken, and as a fried deli sandwich.

The Spike Life Chalupa


  • 2 Joesph's Flax Pitas
  • 1 Tbsp expelled pressed coconut oil
  • 4 oz of pre-grilled southwestern style chicken strips
  • 1 Reduced fat cheese stick


  • Cook chicken as per the directions on box
  • Rip the cheese stick into two halves
  • Place each cheese stick on top of the two pitas
  • Warm pitas and cheese sticks in microwave for 25 seconds
  • Add coconut oil to frying pan on medium heat
  • Put chicken in each pita and fold in half
  • (you can add your own extras like; lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, salsa, etc. Remember to count the calories)
  • When coconut oil is hot (about 2-3 minutes) add the pitas on the pan and fry
  • Make sure to move the pitas in the oil to coat the each side
  • Fry each side about 2 minutes.
  • It's best to fry slow to get them golden brown, check each side as they fry
  • When done allow them to cool for a few minutes as they can be very hot
  • Enjoy

Nutrition Info:
(Per Chalupa - Recipe makes 2)
  • 220 calories
  •  11 grams of fat (about 6-7 grams of MCT's)
  •  18 grams of carbohydrates
  •    8 grams of fiber
  •  22 grams of protein

Metabolism Boosting!

  • Medium-Chain-Triglycerides - about 2/3 of the fat grams are in the form of MCT's. These fats cannot be stored as body-fat and can actually increase metabolism.
  • High protein meal boosts metabolism through it's thermic effect (TEF)
  • High fiber also boosts metabolism and makes us feel fuller longer.

The Ingredients that make this possible
*expeller pressing coconut oil removes the majority of the flavor and smell making it a very versatile cooking oil.

Spike Life is set for Fall 2012 release!

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