Healthy Nachos

Healthy Nachos

Sep 4, 2015

Admittedly, tortilla chips are a weakness of mine.  I can easily eat a half, ok a WHOLE bag by myself if I’m not paying attention.  Plus I love to make my homemade guacamole and well, it goes really well with chips obviously.  But the fried chips are loaded with fat, sodium and empty calories.  And typical restaurant nachos are generally heavy on cheese, bacon and sour cream = way more calories and fat than you need.  So when I found this “make your own” healthy version, I definitely had to try them out.  These nachos made with freshly-baked tortilla chips are going to become a snack you crave—good thing they have only 258 calories per serving!  These are definitely easy to make and tasty too plus a little better for you.  Try them out for yourself!

 

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Total Time: 25 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 15 min.
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 corn tortillas, cut into wedges
2 tsp. olive oil
½ medium lime
1 dash chili powder
Sea salt (to taste, optional)
½ cup cooked pinto beans, warm
4 oz cheddar (or jack) cheese, shredded
2 medium tomatoes chopped
½ medium onion, finely chopped
½ medium green bell pepper, chopped
½ medium jalapeno, seeds and veins discarded, finely chopped
¼ medium avocado, chopped
4 fresh cilantro sprigs, chopped
2 Tbsp. nonfat plain Greek yogurt

Preparation:
1. Heat oven to 375° F.
2. Brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.
3. Squeeze lime over chips. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt (if desired).
4. Arrange half of the tortilla chips in a medium baking dish. Layer with half the beans and cheese. Repeat.
5. Bake chip mixture for 3 to 4 minutes, or until cheese melts.
6. Top with tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro, and yogurt.

 

 

Source: The Beachbody  Blog

http://www.beachbody.com/beachbodyblog/nutrition/nachos

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