Flashback to Grade 9. Every night when I came home from skating, my mom would make me a MASSIVE plate of Nachos. The flavour combination of cheese and salsa is simply out of control. So out of control in fact, that I would start daydreaming about it as I untied my skates, shoving them eagerly into my bag. I would run to the van waiting outside, bounce around in my seat all the way home, bust through the house doors, and beeline it towards the toaster oven to get those nachos toastin’ and that cheese meltin’.
AAANYWAYS (Can you tell I’m passionate about nachos??), I share this story because tomorrow is the day when nacho consumption is at its peak in the Western hemisphere… the Superbowl is upon us.
Whether you’re watching the Superbowl (with your main motive to be eating nachos) or not, this nacho hack can slash fat calories from deep frying, and can make nachos a dish which you can enjoy all the time!
The secret to Nachos every day?
Replace the Deep Fried Chips for Mini Rice Cakes.
Deep Fried Nacho Chip Nutritional Information (Per 18 Chips):
• 275 Calories
• 12 g Fat
• 38 g Carbs
• 4 g Protein
Rice Cake Nutritional Information (Per 18 Mini Rice Cakes):
• 120 kcal
• 5 g Fat
• 18 g Carbs
• 3 g Protein
The crunch is there, the salty flavour is there, but the excess fat from deep frying is not. These can be a lighter meal, or you can go for the touchdown with some fun topping combinations!
Some of My Favourite Fitness Friendly Nacho Topping Combinations Are:
The Turkey Loaded Chili Cheese
Extra Lean Ground Turkey + Black Beans + Tomatoes + Sauteed Onions + Low Fat Cheddar Cheese + Chives
Go For The Green
Chicken + Spinach + Avocado + Black Beans + Mozarella
Extra Lean Ground Beef + Chopped Tomatoes + Chopped Romaine + Low Fat Marble Cheese + 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
And now, to make your nachos the MVP of favour:
The Ultimate Nacho Seasoning
Before baking your nachos, season them with:
• Chili Powder
• Garlic Powder
• Salt & Pepper
• Lime Juice
• Fresh Cilantro
Happy Saturday everyone! Enjoy a weekend of family and friends, feel-good food, movement and good vibes.
Keep rocking on,