Healthy Vegetarian Nachos Recipe
You can’t go past these healthy nachos recipe for an easy, family-friendly, crowd-pleasing lunch or dinner.
If you’re trying to lose weight you might think nachos aren’t the best option. All that cheese and sour cream, not to mention salt enriched salsa and a whole array of fried ingredients and it’s easy to see how this favorite Mexican dish packs a considerable calorie punch.
A couple of easy switches turn this family favorite into a healthy meal. This version replaces standard bleached corn chips with homemade wholemeal pita chips, ups the veggie content with the addition of tomatoes, capsicum, and corn and cuts out the sour cream so you can enjoy a Mexican fiesta, without the calorie guilt!
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15 Healthy Mexican recipes
Taco Tuesday anyone? Mexican can be healthy with a few little changes. Like wholemeal wraps and tortilla’s or homemade nachos. Add these Mexican delights to your next meal plan and enjoy with the whole family.
Tortilla Nacho cups
These tortilla nachos cups from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge are a fun way of dressing up an old time favourite in a healthy and contemporary way. You can add different ingredients like jalapenos or fresh corn kernels to differentiate and surprise.
300 calories per serve
This healthy and delicious version of a Mexican Style Lasagne is ideal when following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Calories per serve: 575
Mexican food is often thought of as unhealthy but this tasty meal from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge will change your mind of that!
Calories per serve: 350
Vegetarian Mexican Style Soup
This soup from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge contains kidney beans, which can really help to balance blood sugar levels as they provide steady, slow-burning energy.
Calories per serve: 322
Get this Vegetarian Mexican Recipe here.
Mexican chicken pie
A healthy alternative to the classic chicken pie with a Mexican twist. It’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. Straight from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
342 calories per serve
Mexican Breakfast Wrap
Ideal for a weekend breakfast or a busy breakfast-for-dinner weeknight. They’re quick, easy and highly nutritious – A perfect addition to your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge healthy eating plan.
345 calories per serve
Shredded Chicken Bake
This bake is vegetable-filled and will have you and your family wanting to make again and again. You’ll love this recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
300 calories per serve.
Mexican Layer Dip
You’ll love this Mexican Layer from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. An impressive, indulgent dip that looks great in a glass bowl for entertaining.
208 calories per serve.
Get this Mexican Layer Dip recipe here.
Veggie-stuffed Mexican sweet potato
This Mexican-inspired variation on the traditional baked potato (from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge) is EASY, packed full of veggies (quite literally) and is sure to please the whole family – especially at only $1.95 per serve!
355 calories per serve
Spicy Mexican Pinwheels
Fresh avocado with kidney beans, tomato, cheese and spices create these moorish snacks from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
165 calories per pinwheel
Mexican Chicken Quesadillas
These Tasty Chicken Quesadillas are the perfect, family-friendly recipe and ideal if you’re part of the 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
256 calories per serve.
Cheesy Taco Pasta
Italian meets Mexican in this tasty Cheesy Taco Pasta dish from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Pasta is a great cost-effective way to bulk out meals for the family. Choose wholemeal or high-fibre versions as often as possible. for more taco recipes try our delicious fish taco recipe!
345 calories per serve.
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Shredded chicken pita taco
If you’re a fan of all the Mexican-inspired meals on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, you’ll absolutely love this Mexican Inspired Shredded Chicken Pita Taco. For more taco recipes try our delicious fish taco recipe!
Whether it’s for a family dinner or a meal prep cook up for your lunch for the week, this meal is prepared and cooked within 30 minutes!
350 calories per serve
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Mexican chicken nachos
A fun-style dinner that’s sure to tempt even the fussiest of eaters.
Feel free to amend the recipe to suit your family’s tastes. Switch the kidney beans for chickpeas, leave out the chicken and add leftover roast beef or lamb instead (or make it vegetarian), and even add some chilli if you like a bit of heat.
A couple of easy food switches turn this family favourite into a healthy meal.
310 calories per serve.
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|Prep Time||10 mins|
|Cook Time||10 mina|
- 4 wholemeal tortillas
- 1 can diced tomatoes 200 g
- 1 cup red and green capsicum diced
- 1 cup sweet corn
- 1 cup salt reduced refried beans
- 1/2 cup grated reduced fat cheese
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp low fat Greek yoghurt
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Cut tortillas into triangles, spread onto two baking trays and place in the oven.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes or until golden then remove and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, combine tomatoes, capsicum, corn, paprika and beans.
- Stir over a medium heat until ingredients begin to meld together.
- Separate tortilla chips into four bowls, top with bean mixture then sprinkle over cheese.
- Place under a hot grill for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
- Top with avocado and Greek yoghurt to taste.
Makes 4 servings – Calories per serve 310.