Healthy Game Day Nachos

Another healthy game day snack…NACHOS!!

Who doesn’t love nachos, but who wants all of the calories???

Here is a healthier, lower-calorie recipe for this all-time favorite snack:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 whole yellow onion, diced
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) black beans drained
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 bag BAKED tortilla chips
  • 1 cup Weight Watchers reduced fat mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 6 whole roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 whole jalapeño, diced finely
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole avocado (pitted and diced)
  • Greek yogurt

In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and half of the onion. Cook until soft then add the ground turkey. Cook the meat thoroughly. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper and beans. Add hot water and stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.

To make the pico de gallo, combine the other half of the onion, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix and set aside.

To build the nachos, place a layer of baked tortilla chips on a platter or plate. Top with a layer of the turkey/bean mixture, then add all but 1/4 cup of Weight Watchers cheese. Add another layer of chips, another layer of the turkey/bean mixture and cheese.

Microwave or bake in the oven until the cheese is melted.

Top with the diced avocado, pico de gallo and a dollop of greek yogurt in place of sour cream. Enjoy! Even though these are notcho usual fattening nachos, you must still always remember portion control!!

Healthy Substitutions:

  • Lean ground turkey substituted for ground beef
  • Black beans substituted for refried beans
  • Baked tortilla chips substituted for fried chips
  • Weight Watchers reduced fat cheese substituted for regular cheese
  • Greek yogurt substituted for sour cream
  • Specific spices substituted for taco seasoning (to control sodium content)

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