Nachos OHC Style

Not long ago we talked about nachos here on OHC. I contend that most everything can be made healthier and you don’t have to give up fun stuff in the name of “diet” or “eating healthy”.

For the record I hate the word “diet”. No one wants to be on a “diet”, we all just want to eat. Am I right?

So let’s just eat! But be more aware of what we are eating and how we choose to nourish our bodies. Deal?

Good, now let’s get started on nachos.

Nachos are fun, you can load them up, AND they can still be healthy. This is the OHC approach to making nachos at home.

Start with making a quick guacamole and setting it aside.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Next line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil or nonstick spray.

Add your tortilla chips to the baking sheet. Try to keep the layers minimal so that there is more room for toppings on each chip!

Pick your tortilla chips wisely, read ingredients and go with a chip you trust. We like 365 Brand or FoodShouldTasteGood Brand.

Start layering up your veggies on top of the chips. OHC Faves Are:

  • Shredded Carrot
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Chopped Green and Red Pepper
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Pinto or Black Beans

If you wanted, you could add in some cooked ground meat of choice or some shredded meat. We personally just stick with veggies but do what you like!

How pretty does that look?! And it’s not even finished yet! Don’t you just want to dive in?

Top with shredded cheese, however much you like but try not to go over board. Considering you’re going to also have condiments for dipping and topping, you don’t need a ton of cheese.

We like pepperjack and cheddar. Make sure to use good quality cheese, it tastes better and is better for you!

Place in oven and bake until the cheese is melty and the toppings are heated through.

While the nachos are heating up, set up your Nacho Station! Make sure there is:

  • Hot Sauce of Choice
  • Sour Cream (we use 2% Greek Yogurt)
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Plates, napkins, forks, and drinks!

You want everything ready to go so you can start eating right away. If you’re eating on something other than your dining table, have some hot pads on hand to put the hot baking sheet on.

Now your nachos are done and ready to serve up! And since you already prepped your eating station, it’s time to get your grub on!

Don’t waste time, start prepping up your plate!

Eat!

And enjoy! Because now you’re eating some kickbutt food that is yummy and good for you!

Do you like nachos? Do you ever make them at home?

Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Nachos OHC Style

  1. Nachos like this are a pretty common feature around here. Sometimes we like to mix it up by making barbecue nachos. I can’t imagine ever giving them up.

  2. Love the pics! I’m a huge nacho fant. It’s the perfect kind of dish to throw in some healthy toppings. Yours look great! I tried sauteed greens once and it turned out really good.

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