Nachos. A classic snack that’s usually chock-full of sodium, fat and carbs, making it your waistline’s worst enemy and your taste buds’ best friend. You don’t have to go cold-turkey on this yummy Mexican treat though; simply trade in some of the not so healthy ingredients for low-calorie foods. With this healthy nacho recipe, you can have your nachos and eat them too!
½ bag of low-fat tortilla chips (suggestion: Garden of Eatin’ Baked Blue Chips)
¼ cup of Fat Free Mozzarella, shredded
1 cup of chopped peppers
1 cup of diced tomatoes
1/2 avocado, mashed
½ cup of jalapenos
¼ cup of low-fat sour cream (optional)
4 ounces of meat or black beans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Pour tortilla chips on a cookie sheet.
3. Put peppers, tomatoes, and jalapenos on the chips and cook for 20 minutes.
4. Take chips out of oven and sprinkle cheese on top. Cook for about 5 more minutes.
5. Take the nachos out of the over and add the avocado and sour cream. To warm up these ingredients, place them in the oven again for a minute of two.
6. Dig in and enjoy!
|Calories 471 Calories from Fat 182|
|Total Fat 20.2g|
|Saturated Fat 3.7g|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 59.6g|
|Dietary Fiber 17.3g|
This healthy nacho recipe is quick, easy, and loaded with fiber and healthy fats! Share with a friend as an appetizer or reduce the ingredients’ measurements a bit and have it as a meal.
Raquel Santos is a senior at Rutgers University. Follow her on Twitter @raqueltossi. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.