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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Low Calorie Nachos Recipe

low calorie nachosAs promised in my posting yesterday about homemade salsa, today I am writing about my recipe for homemade, low calorie nachos! This is a very easy and straightforward recipe, and it is incredibly delicious.

Before I jump into the recipe, I wanted to take a moment to point out that tortilla chips are really good when they are cooked for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Once warmed, they taste like they are just coming out of the oven -- just like they are served at Mexican restaurants, which I love!

Ingredients for Low Calorie Nachos:
- 1 serving of Tortilla Chips
- 2 tablespoons of homemade salsa or your favorite store-bought salsa
- 2 tablespoons of fat free sour cream or low fat sour cream
- 10 grams of shredded fat free cheese
- (Optional) 1-2 tablespoons of sliced jalapenos

(1) Distribute Tortilla Chips across a microwave safe plate
(2) Place salsa on tortilla chips (I usually put it right in the center)
(3) Distribute sour cream around chips
(4) Shred and weigh 10 grams of fat free cheese on your food scale
(5) Distribute cheese across chips
(6) Add jalapenos
(7) Cook in microwave for 30 seconds
(8) Eat and Enjoy!

In the calorie department, depending on what ingredients you use, the recipe comes out to approximately 170-195 calories, 5-7 grams of fat, 2-3 grams of fiber, (so 3-4 weight watchers points). You can further reduce the calories or points by using baked chips.

If you are feeling creative, you can always add additional vegetables like cooked onions, sliced fresh tomatoes, or avocado slices.



Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

really easy to made! :D

Anonymous said...

Oh heck! But what if you want to eat 3 times the amount pictured on the plate??? (I'm asking for a friend)

Anonymous said...

I'm with Yum Yucky - you can break the nacho in half and eat them with a friend, but then you think you did so well that you go back for seconds. This is most likely the case since the homemade salsa looks irresistable.

The Blonde Duck said...

Low fat nachos! This is music to my Mexican-food loving ears!

Anonymous said...

Very yummy! I was nervous about the warmed sour cream but it was delicious.

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