Foodie Friday – Nacho Time
I am a supporter of the idea that all foods fit. Even relatively unhealthy foods have a place in a healthy diet. Now, this does not mean it is great to eat nothing but cookies for days. But cookies occasionally, are delicious. What about fast food? It does not offer many health benefits but your children are bound to ask to go to fast food places sometimes or ask for foods that their friends eat. One way to have these ‘fast foods’ is to make them at home yourself and alter them to make them more nutrient dense.
Info: One of the best things about nachos is you can add a combination of ingredients that best suits your family. Here is a list of ingredients to put on nachos to up the nutrient content.
Black beans protein and fibre
Bell Peppers Vitamin C, fibre
Olives healthy fats
Tomatoes vitamin C, vitamin A
Lean meat protein, minerals
Low fat cheese protein with less saturated fats
Onion folate, fibre
Avocado healthy fat, vitamins and minerals
Sour cream calcium
Fresh salsa ups the veggie content
Inspiration: I had some delicious lean beef from eating traditional mexian tacos. (thanks Lydia!) Also, I wanted nachos.
Nacho chips – I recommend a lower salt (<150mg) and higher fibre (3g or higher) chip
Veggies: peppers, green onion
Protein: Lean stir fry steak
Cheese: Mozza and cheddar
Salsa, sour cream and avocado
Instructions: Layer your ingredients on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 for approx. 6-8 minutes. Finish on broil for 1-2 minutes.
Results: It really hit the spot for my nacho craving!Pages: