Nutritious Nachos-Two Ways

Yep, you read that correctly-nutritious nachos courtesy of Fitness Magazine.

Every summer I look forward to getting the  Summer Slim-Down Plan, which includes a total body plan complete with challenging resistance and cardio workouts and recipes . I’ll get to the resistance circuits and the cardio workouts that I tried later on , but let’s be honest here, food always comes first in my book and when I find something I like I need to share it!

When my magazine arrived last week, I dove straight in and tried out a bunch of their new recipes and let’s just say they did not disappoint. My favorite so far? The nachos, natch.

I loved this  recipe so much that I made it again last night (and took a better photo), but switched out the regular potato for a sweet potato to provide a healthy punch of Vitamin A. I also topped it off with two crumbled  spinach garlic turkey meatballs for the  topping.  Nutrition and delicious? I’ll take it! My version of the nachos is below-be sure to check out the rest of the recipes the Fitness Magazine Summer Slimdown here.

Sweet Potato version

Potato Nachos

adapted from Fitness Magazine

Ingredients

1 medium potato

1/4 cup red onion

1 clove garlic

3 ounces 99% lean ground turkey

1/4 cup canned black beans

1/4 cup shredded almond cheese (or cheddar cheese for the non-lactose challenged)

cumin

cayenne

salt

pepper

1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2) Cut 1 medium potato into 8 wedges, place on a baking sheet, mist with nonstick cooking spray and bake 30 minutes, flipping once.

3) In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté onions and garlic over medium heat until soft.

4) Add in turkey and season to taste with cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne.

5)Remove potatoes from the oven and top with turkey mixture and cheese.

6)Place back in oven and allow cheese to melt (about 2 minutes)

7) Remove plate from oven and top with salsa-and Cholula ;)

This photo really doesn't do it justice!

Nope, Fitness Magazine didn’t bribe me or provide any compensation for reviewing this recipe- I just love them that much! Don’t worry I’ll still keep up my blog when they hire me ;)


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