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Healthy Nachos

You can’t go past nachos for an easy, family friendly, crowd pleasing lunch or dinner. If you’re trying to lose weight though, it’s not always the greatest 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 favourite Mexican dish packs a considerable calorie punch.

A couple of easy switches turn this family favourite into a healthy meal. This version replaces standard bleached corn 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!
Yum!

 

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Healthy Nachos
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 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
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Cut tortillas into triangles, spread onto two baking trays and place in the oven.
  3. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until golden then remove and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine tomatoes, capsicum, corn, paprika and beans.
  5. Stir over a medium heat until ingredients begin to meld together.
  6. Separate tortilla chips into four bowls, top with bean mixture then sprinkle over cheese.
  7. Place under a hot grill for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
  8. Top with avocado and Greek yoghurt to taste.
Recipe Notes

Makes 4 servings – Calories per serve 310.

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written by:

Bridget Walker

Bridget is a mother of 2, living on Sydney's North Shore. She spends her life drinking coffee, taking her kids to gigs, building businesses with social media and trying to sleep as much as is humanly possible with 2 small children pulling blankets off her bed in the early hours of the morning.