Healthy Snacking: Veggie Nachos
I've been trying to loose some weight. It's been going well so far. I'm down 4.6 lbs and am really motivated to keep going.
Loosing weight is not easy. It takes allot of work at the gym as well as making different eating choices.
I've fallen off track a few times. The other night I went to the store for string beans and came home with dark chocolate sea salt caramel gelato.
While I was at the store I got an urge to buy the ingredients for my all time favorite late night snack. Nachos!
My sister teases me about my love of nachos and it doesn't help that my birthday falls on the International Day Of The Nacho. There was also a year in my early 20's when I think I had nachos for dinner almost every night.
They're so delicious, but so not good for you. In tweaking my late night craving habits to go a healthier route. Here's my recipe for late night veggie nachos!
- 1/4 cup light sour cream
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 4 spray cooking spray
- 6 oz. Baked low fat tortilla chips
- 3/4 cup Reduced fat Mexican blend shredded cheese
- 3/4 cup salsa sauce
- 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/2 medium avocado diced
- 1 small sweet red pepper diced
- 1 zucchini diced
- 1 cup fresh or defrosted corn kernels
- 1/4 cup scallion chopped
- 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno peppers, sliced
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
If you really want to go the healthy route substitute red, yellow & orange bell peppers in place of tortilla chips.
- Stir together sour cream and lime juice; set aside.
- Preheat broiler. Coat a large rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.
- Arrange chips on prepared pan in an even layer; top evenly with cheese and black beans.
- Heat under broiler until cheese melts, 3-4 minutes
- Evenly distribute the avocado, red pepper, scallion, zucchini, corn, pickled jalapenos and cilantro. Sprinkle with more cheese and return to the broiler until cheese is melted.
- Drizzle sour cream mixture and salsa over top.