You can feel good about having these Healthy Nachos for dinner!
I recently read an article about food blog trends that should end in 2014. I chuckled my way through it, agreeing with most of the author’s points, until I got to the part about “healthifying” recipes. Now, I will certainly agree that “healthifying” isn’t a word. In fact, I’m not personally in favor of a lot of cute words in my field like foodie, blogiversary, and others. However, I can’t agree that it’s wrong to make a recipe more healthy! It’s true that moderation is key, and most of us should allow ourselves to enjoy buttery cookies or big fat burgers on occasion. The trouble is, I don’t want to save cookies and nachos for special occasions. I want to eat them somewhat regularly, and in order to do that, I need to make them less bad for me! You can’t convince me that anything is wrong with that. On that note, I bring you these Veggie Loaded Healthy Nachos. This recipe is really simple to make. Just add a couple diced vegetables to boldly-spiced taco meat, spread it over reduced-fat chips, and top with a modest amount of cheese. Dinner is served! I expected to get my husband to eat the vegetable additions without too much fuss, but he actually thought the zucchini made the nachos better! You could also add corn or rinsed and drained black beans to this. The more vitamins and fiber the merrier, so get creative!
If you find yourself with leftover taco meat from this recipe, how about trying this Cheesy Mexican Dip?