Hey guys! Yes it's possible to be healthy AND EAT NACHOS! These are cheesy, gooey, crunchy and everything a nacho should be…just minus some of the fat!
The other night my Mom made nachos for the family & if you didn't know, my family is not exactly as “healthy” as I am..So of course my mouth was watering as I watched them shovel hot delicious nachos onto their plates. I was faintly trying to remember the last time I had eaten them. It had been a long time! So that's when I decided, you know what? I can have nachos too! Who's to say I can't?? But I knew it would be a challenge since each serving of my Mom's nachos contained about 20g of fat!! That just had to change and change it did.(Without a change in flavour of course!) Thus my High Protein Loaded Chicken Nachos recipe was born.(Yes the name is long but it was just too hard capture the deliciousness of these little chips in the simple title of “Nachos”.)
Any who, Here you go!
-2 small corn tortillas(or whole wheat)
-Cooking spray(could sub with olive oil & a brush)
-1/2 a tomato chopped
-1/4 cup chopped green pepper
-2 tbsp chopped green onion(Believe me this is the best part!)
-1 tbsp green olives chopped
-1/4 cup shredded plain chicken
-1/4 cup shredded low-fat or no-fat cheddar cheese (or cheese of choice)
-Salsa & Sour cream (or refried beans!)
Directions: Start by Preheating your oven to the setting “Broil”. Cut the corn tortillas into regular nacho chip shapes and placing the soft chips on a cookie rack set on top of a baking sheet. (You could leave out the cooking rack if you want, it just gives a more even cook). Spray the chips with cooking spray. Sprinkle with a decent amount of salt. Bake 2-3 minutes until golden brown, turn and bake for another 30 seconds-a minute.(Watch them they cook fast!) Take them out and set the chips on a plate.
Top with chicken and vegetables. Then sprinkle cheese on top. Place bake in the oven for about 2 minutes or a little more. (Just enough so chips aren't burnt and cheese is melted). Take out and serve with your salsa/sour cream or refried beans. Or just eat them on their own!
Nutrition Facts for whole recipe: 10g fat(Even less if you use fat-free cheese or fat-free tortillas, or take out the olives!), 1g sugar, 35g carbs, 20g protein
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