Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Nachos!! Yumm….

Football season has began and there is nothing better than sharing a plate of nachos with a group of friends while watching the game! But we all know those standard nachos have no nutrients and are full of unhealthy carbohydrates and fat.
Well I could not see my life without that yummy cheesy snack food!! So I decided to put a healthy flavorful twist on the all time favorite:

  • One bag of blue corn or baked yellow corn tortilla chips
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped orange bell pepper
  • 4 chopped green onions (greens included)
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 large Hass avocadoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped black olives
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat pepper jack
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar
  • ¼ cup jalapenos, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded chicken breast (optional)
  • 1 jar/ container of fresh salsa
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of garlic
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Bring a large fry pan to medium high, add olive oil and garlic. Heat for 2 minutes. Add chopped onion, cook for 4 minutes. Finally add bell peppers, mix evenly, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until softened.
  3. On a large cookie sheet, spread the bag of chips followed by the black beans, black olives, tomatoes, green onion, and chicken breast (if desired). Once bell pepper mixture is finished spread evenly on top of cookie sheet. Finally sprinkle shredded cheese and put in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Once cheese is melted pull out of oven and add salsa and avocados.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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