5 super-healthy nacho recipes for nights in
Whether you're celebrating or commiserating the results of the Scottish referendum or simply looking for some healthy snacks to enjoy as you watch the match this weekend, we think these super-healthy nacho recipes will be right up your street. The only problem we're having here at Expertrain is which one to choose – they all look so yummy! Packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, this is one snack you really can afford to add to your diet and exercise plan. Just don't eat them everyday, promise?
Griddled courgette nachos
We're all about courgettes at the minute (don't know if you noticed), so when we saw this recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod, we really had to share! This to-die-for recipe uses courgettes instead of tortilla chips, which we think is just genius really! Cut your courgette into rounds and cook them on a griddle pan until they're charred to your liking. Topped with cheese for protein, healthy lycopene-packed tomatoes and avocados to keep your heart healthy – mmm!
With these pepper nachos you can swap your courgettes for antioxidant-packed red peppers – ideally mini peppers if you can find them. Stuffed with black beans (packed with fibre), avocado, pico de gallo and sweetcorn, this is a great way to boost your intake of fresh vegetables. Top with cheese for an extra-special snack.
Loaded sweet potato nachos
You know how much we love sweet potatoes, we know how much you love sweet potatoes – the whole world loves sweet potatoes! Packed with Vitamin A and fibre to keep you fuller for longer, they're the perfect replacement for tortilla chips in this recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod. Just slice them thinly, bake them and top with black beans, avocado – even some spicy tomato salsa. Delicious!
The joy of these nachos is that you can add whatever ingredients you like; keep it healthy! Baked corn tortilla chips topped with lean grilled chicken breast, lime avocado, tomatoes and red peppers; maybe some black beans too. We like to add a bit of cucumber as well. Wow, that's you well on your way towards five-a-day.
We've actually done it – we've found a nacho recipe that is gluten, egg and dairy-free. High five! This recipe comes from Fork and Beans and uses pitta bread to make the 'tortilla chips', which creates a really crunchy and delicious chip. Use wholemeal pitta bread for added fibre. We like to serve these with home-made falafel (you can use chickpeas or garbanzo beans for a great source of fibre), non-dairy yogurt sauce (try coconut milk yogurt), cucumber and tomatoes. They're packed with heart-healthy olive oil.