Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How to make Delicous Light Nachos (No really, they're light!) (Recipe)

Delicious & Light Nachos

Creative Light Eating (Recipe)

I try to eat healthy, at least 95% of the time, and when I can remake a traditional recipe that may have a high fat or calorie content into one a little bit more health conscious, I feel better knowing that I have made the decision to make better choices while still eating the things I love.

And I am a girl from the South and I love nachos! These Tex-Mex favorites are awesome with, refried beans, spicy beef all layered and covered with melted cheddar cheese with shredded lettuce, avocado, etc. are Awesome!!! Once in a while I still indulge in this delicious, but not very waistline friendly food, but for the most part I have managed to find a suitable substitute, so if you like spicy foods, try the following recipe. I think you'll agree that they are very tasty!

Spicy Deluxe Nachos

Makes one to two servings:

½ pound extra-lean ground round or lean ground(without the skin) turkey, browned and drained well.

¼ cup no-fat (or vegetarian) refried beans

One to two tablespoons of taco seasoning mix

2-4 ounces plain regular or baked tortilla chips

1 ounce shredded 2% fat cheddar cheese

1-2 cups lettuce, shredded

one tomato, chopped

¼ c. onion, chopped

¼ avocado, chopped

1-2 tablespoons light sour cream

jalapenos, chopped

sliced black olives, if desired

salt, pepper, and salsa to taste

brown ground beef or turkey in medium pan, drain well, add seasoning mix with small amount of water, simmer for about 5 minutes. Place tortilla chips on a microwaveable plate or serving tray, layer meat, refried beans and shredded cheese and microwave for 30 seconds or one minute (depending on microwave) until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Spread sour cream, and salsa if desired. Add the lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado. Garnish with black olives if desired.The pictured Nachos are served with a few Hearty Cheddar Garden Select Vegetable Crisps made by Boulder Canyon Natural Foods Company.  Enjoy!

I like them because they are quick enough to make for a lunch or an easy dinner, when you don’t have a lot of time for prep work and by replacing the regular cheese and regular sour cream with lighter versions, and having extra lean meats, you can cut the fat content quite a bit without a lot of fuss and they taste just as good!  If you have a question or a comment-email me. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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