I know, nachos and healthy in the same sentence sounds impossible. But hear me out! My love for Mexican food will never go away and I refuse to give it up even if its lacking nutrients. Some Mexican foods are in fact healthy but some are most definitely not like a loaded nachos. But I am a true believer that if you want something there is always a way to get it. So I created my own "healthy" recipe of nachos.
Vega vegan Mexican style cheese
Ground beef 90% lean 10% fat
1 can of sliced black olives
Taco seasoning + garlic powder, chili powder, pepper
My ingredients explained:
I chose vegan cheese for two reasons, the first being there is no dairy in it obviously. My body doesn't react well to dairy so I try to stay clear of it. Vegan cheese is the best alternative when you are looking to fulfill your craving.
Ground beef that's 90% lean and 10% fat can be swapped out for ground chicken, ground turkey or really any meat you enjoy. I made this meal after a heavy leg day workout and typically try to have red meat after a tough leg day.
Multigrain chips or "healthier" chips. My supermarket has an organic section which is where I typically try to buy any snacks. There are so many options these days on chips that your options are endless. I typically pick up chips that are sweet potato based, chickpea based, seed based like chia and sunflower and so on. I've seen carrot chips, zucchini chips and kale chips as well to name a few others. Select what you are looking for in terms of grams of carbohydrates, sodium, sugar, and protein.
Vegetables. You can add as many vegetables as you want to your taco meat. In this particular recipe I only added onions, peppers and olives. But in making this recipe in the past, I've added mushrooms, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and avocado.
Comment how you make your healthy nachos below!!