These are not your typical Nachos. This may come as a shock, but most nachos are not terribly macro friendly. Challenge accepted! Naturally, I felt the need to be able to fulfill my nacho cravings without all that unnecessary fat. Obviously that meant it was time for another macro bowl.
Compare the Nacho Macros
That being said, this still has a decent amount of fat, but nowhere near, say, Taco Bell’s Nachos BellGrande. I was able to cut more than 50% of fat and carbohydrates and add an additional 8g of protein. In my book, thats 3 wins.
How We Did It
This recipe calls for one of my go-to snacks, our Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips. They take about 15 minutes to make and lower in calories than most tortilla chips. With the nacho recipe, I made the chips using the Kernel Season’s Nacho Cheese flavor.
I also use Taylor Farms Organic Cauliflower Pearls to save some time making them in the food processor. Making your own, in this quantity usually requires a couple batches in the processor. Then you have to consider the additional clean up. You can also purchase these in the freezer department. I would recommend checking to see if they have added any additional oil or seasoning that will increase the calories a bit.
You can also buy taco seasoning in large resealable containers, rather than the packets, so that you can adjust the quantity without being wasteful. I use the Ortega Reduced Sodium Taco Seasoning. If you’re someone who spends the extra money on the pre-seasoned ground turkey, this could save you a bit of money as well.
Having said all of that, please get cooking and enjoy! Let me know how you like the recipe or if you made any yummy additions to it in the comments below. Also please hashtag your creations on social media with #eatwellliftwell.
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