You can make most any dish “Clean”. This means you can pretty much create a meal that would usually be high in calories, salt, sugars and replace these ingredients with fresher healthier options that taste amazing! We do this all the time! In fact, if you would like me to clean up ANY dish for you send it over! We can call this the “Clean” dish Challenge! Bring it on 😉

“Clean” Nachos

Prep: 20 minutes Bake: 13 minutes

5      7- to 8 inch whole wheat flour tortillas or 4 ounces baked (unsalted) tortilla chips (about 5 cups)

1      15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (No salt added or low sodium)

Nonstick cooking spray  (optional)

¾ cup chunky salsa

1 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces of each)

¾ cup roasted red sweet pepper strips or fresh red pepper cut into strips

Thinly sliced green onion

Chunky salsa (optional)

Avocado- Great healthy fat! (optional)

2 to 4 tablespoons sliced pickled jalapeno chile peppers chopped (optional)

Light sour cream (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • If using whole wheat tortillas, lightly coat both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges. Place wedges in a single layer on an ungreased extra-large baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp, turning once halfway through baking. Tortilla wedges will continue to crisp as they cool
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine beans and the ¾ cup salsa; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through.
  • On an extra-large ovenproof platter, arrange tortilla wedges or chips in one or two layers, overlapping slightly. Spoon bean mixture onto wedges or chips. Sprinkle with cheese, roasted red pepper, and chopped jalapeno peppers.
  • Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with green onion. If desired, serve with sour cream, additional salsa and additional jalapeno pepper.

This clean dish packs in 11 grams of fiber & 15 grams of protein!

Enjoy! Remeber Nutrition is half the battle! You can enjoy great tasting meals that are actually good for you!

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