Lighter Nachos: Snack Makeover

Julie Ryan Evans

Nachos
Flickr photo by Rex Roof
Nachos may be one of the most difficult snacks for me to resist. I love the crunchy, salty, spicy combination piled high on a platter.

Since my willpower is weak (to say the least), I've come up with ways to replicate all the taste with a lot less of the fat and calories.

As nachos are built on a base of tortilla chips, I start there and do some serious slashing with these incredible tortillas by Tam-x-ico's. Two tortillas contain just 50 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, and 2 grams of fiber!

I cut them into triangles, spray them with a mist of cooking spray, and sprinkle with garlic salt, then bake until they're crunchy.

As for toppings, I go heavy on the veggies -- black beans, green onions, tomatoes, peppers, lots of shredded lettuce, and olives -- and use just a light sprinkling of low-fat cheese.

After baking, I then top them with either some light sour cream or non-fat Greek yogurt mixed with some fresh garlic and lots of salsa for dipping.

Ole!  

Do you think this lightened up version could satisfy your nachos cravings?


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