There’s no doubt about it: when live give you lemons, you make a lemonade. That’s why when I got my nutrition plan from my personal trainers and saw an option for “24g of Low-Fat Corn Tortilla Chips” in my carb option lists for lunch, I immediately thought about NACHOS (it was a loud thought). Scanning the other options for protein, fats, and veggies I realized I had all the necessary ingredients to make myself one of my favorite meals completely guilt free. How could I be any more happier? I made it today and it was so good, I decided to share the recipe with all of you, because it’s easy, and now you know you can make those and have something yummy for lunch or dinner and still keep your weight-loss goals.
Here’s what you’ll need for a single serving:
- 24g Low-Fat Corn Tortilla Chips
- 38g Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (if you want Cheddar instead, use 28g)
- 75g Black Beans (reduced sodium)
- 1/4 of an onion, diced
- 1/3 of a jalapeno, diced
- 1 Roma tomato, diced
- 80g of Plain Greek Yogurt (this is your sour cream substitute, trust me, it’s really good)
- Optional: green onions, fresh cilantro
Making it is super easy. Just put the first 5 ingredients in a oven-safe container (I just use aluminum paper wrapped as a bowl) and stick it in the oven or toaster oven till all the cheese is melted. Then add your tomato and Greek Yogurt on top, and you’re done! It’s very onion-y, but I like it. Use less if you’re not a big fan, and maybe substitute for bell peppers so you still get a good amount of veggies.
If you try it out, you’ll have to let me know how you like it!
Now you probably want to know the breakdown of calories, proteins, and carbs right? Here it is (according to the tracking I did using myfitnesspal.com):
Calories: 303 kcal
Carbs: 42 g
Fats: 3 g
Protein: 25 g