Loaded Nachos! // Fresh, Fun, Healthy!

Honestly, I don’t reeeaaallllyy care about the Superbowl. But since it involves eating food, I’m automatically drawn in. Fact.

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Another fun fact:

When football season started I said that I was going to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks and they were going to win the Super Bowl.

Another Fact:

They won.

Wanna know what else? I should have bet money on that.

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Obviously Super Bowl Food is like chicken wings and ranch dressing, which let’s just be frankly honest, I could eat ranch dressing by dipping my finger in it. Add on the amazing cheesy dips, brownies and football decorated strawberries, and well Monday morning calls for sweat pants and your husbands T-shirt.

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I took on the challenge that party/football food can be healthy and delicious, all you need is to play up the flavor and fun!

I decided Nachos was the perfect solution, because you can’t go wrong with colorful, fresh, flavorful toppings. Roasted corn, garlic lime black beans, tomatillo salsa, salty guac, green onions, sweet and spicy ground turkey,  jalepeno…the list goes on! It’s also completely vegan/vegetarian friendly!

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You would THINK you would miss the fake cheese sauce on top, but with all those toppings only a little bit of cheese on tops does wonders! It’s a fun & fresh twist on nachos that even a football loving ranch dressing eating person would approve of!

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Loaded Nachos
 
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Nachos can sometimes get a bad rap as being a completely unhealthy! But i'm here to tell you that nachos can be enjoyed without the bad fats, loads of calories, and unhealthy toppings! WIth the right ingredients jazzed up with tons of flavor, you won't be missing the cups of fake processed cheese sauce doused over chips! (These are easily vegan/vegetarian friendly!) There are SO many fun delicious toppings, that you won't need a ton of cheese. Just a sprinkle does the trick!
Ingredients
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Diced green onions
  • Fresh grated cheese
  • Diced black olives
  • ½ bunch cilantro finely diced
  • 1 can diced jalepenos
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • greek yogurt
  • (For Black Beans)
  • 1 can drained and rinsed black beans
  • 1 TB. olive oil
  • 3-4 TB. chopped garlic
  • juice of ½ lime
  • salt, pepper, cumin
  • (For the Guacamole)
  • 2-3 avocados
  • juice of ½ lime
  • ½ bunch cilantro finely diced
  • salt, pepper, cumin
  • (For the corn)
  • 1 bag frozen/fresh corn
  • 2 TB. olive oil
  • salt, pepper, paprika
  • (For the Tomatillo Pico De Gallo)
  • 2 tomatillos
  • ½ large onion
  • 3-4 TB. chopped garlic
  • ½ large bunch cilantro
  • 1 jalepeno, stem removed (and seeds if you don't want spice!)
  • 4-6 tomatoes diced.
  • 1 lime
  • salt, pepper, cumin
  • (For the Turkey)
  • Ground Turkey
  • 1-2 TB. oil
  • Taco Seasoning-**Link for homemade version next to Taco Meat Picture**
  • 1 TB. coconut sugar
  • 2-3 TB. water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Arrange corn on a baking sheet. Coat with oil and sprinkle a nice helping of the seasonings over the top. Toss and bake for 30 minutes in the oven. (This seems long, but you will be preparing all the toppings during this time!)
  2. Assemble the toppings into different bowls. Chop the toppings and separate into different bowls. (Green onions, black olives, cilantro, jalepenos, lime, greek yogurt.)
  3. Prepare the Tomatillo Pico De Gallo.
  4. In a food processor add the onion, cilantro, jalepeno, and garlic. Pulse a few times until finely diced.
  5. Add mixture to a bowl along with diced tomatoes. Add lime juice and a nice sprinkle of the seasonings. Cover and set aside in the fridge.
  6. Prepare the Black Beans
  7. In a sauce pan add oil and garlic. Saute for a few minutes, then add black beans. Cook for a couple of minutes, remove from heat and add lime juice and a nice helping of spices. Toss, cover with foil and set aside.
  8. Prepare the Guacamole
  9. Mash the avocados. Fold in cilantro, juice, and spices. Cover and set aside.
  10. Prepare the Ground Turkey
  11. In a saucepan, heat the oil.
  12. Add the ground turkey, and sprinkle the spices and coconut sugar over the top. Ground the turkey, and then add a few TB. of water.
  13. Continue to cook turkey, grounding it as you go, and cook until turkey is cooked all the way through.
  14. Once done, cover and set aside. (Drain any excess water if needed.)
  15. Remove corn from the oven.
  16. Take out guacamole and salsa.
  17. Add corn, turkey, and black beans to a serving bowl.
  18. Have everyone load their favorite toppings to the nachos, and enjoy!

 

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I’ve been making my own Taco Seasoning lately, and I love it! Taste so much better than the packaged kind!

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I’m looking forward to the next event that I don’t really care about where food is involved!!

 

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  1. Bring on the nachos! These are the prettiest nachos I’ve ever seen. 🙂

  2. I make my own taco seasoning too!! Will never go back to the prepackaged stuff! Homemade tastes better and is a lot cheaper! We had Super Bowl nachos last night!

  3. Those looks amazing! Didn’t think I could possible be hungry already after all I ate yesterday! I’m ready after seeing those pics…

  4. Go Seahawks!!! It they weren’t playing I wouldn’t have being interested either, but I’ve got to show some support for my home team! Those are probably the best looking nachos I’ve seen 🙂

  5. Beautiful pictures! These look way yummy and refreshing– makes me crave some fresh salsa and guacamole so badly in the middle of this harsh winter! 🙂

  6. Oh yuuummm! These look ridiculously delish!

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