Have you ever been to a football party with friends and eyed that tasty cheesy mountain and said to yourself - what the hell one chip can't hurt... and then in about 5 minutes the mountain is gone? Well later the next morning you probably weren't feeling your slimmest and thought back - dammit I really wish that could have been a healthier choice. Well good news is, you've got two thumbs up from me when you gobble down this new Healthy (Paleo version) of your Super Bowl Nachos!! Seriously this deserves the full on NOMNOM hashtag - it is incredibly delicious, and probably the easiest 5 minutes of a fancy looking nacho dish you've ever thrown together. Why two thumbs up from the Dietitian you ask? This recipe uses high fiber chips with very few ingredients (only sweet potatoes and oil!), and has a lean protein (chicken breast) and healthy fats and nutrients (avocado, tomato, romaine). You will LOVE this recipe!
Terra Sweet Potato Chip - OK seriously these guys are DA BOMB! The bag lists ONLY sweet potatoes and canola oil on the ingredient label and has 3 g of fiber per serving!
Shredded Chicken? I popped this into the crockpot the night before with some taco seasoning and voila - easy chicken to shred and put on top of your chips for a healthy dose of protein (and not just carb and fat haven which most "nachos" are.
Toppings? I followed my chicken with chopped romaine, tomatoes, salsa, avocado/guacamole chunks, and black olives. You could add chives, cilantro, sour cream, or sprinkle cheese after this if you wanted! Now you can serve this as is or put it in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes to heat it up slightly. Regardless you will LOVE these healthy nachos without all the guilt!
Superbowl Sunday "Nachos" (Paleo Friendly)
Terra Sweet Potato Chips (1 Bag)
2 Chicken Breast (shredded, cooked in crockpot with 2 T taco seasoning packet)
- 1 head Romaine Lettuce, chopped
- 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 1 avocado, chopped/mashed (or pre-made guacamole)
- 1/2 cup Black Olives
Spread your sweet potato chips on a large plate, followed by the shredded chicken (it can be warm pulled right off the crockpot), chopped lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, guac/avocado, and black olives. Option to dollop greek yogurt/sour cream or some sprinkle cheese (for paleo version keep cheese off). Either serve immediately or if using a baking pan, put in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes.
PS - Also the option to serve on a bed of romaine if late on you decide you want a "salad version" =)