We often have taco night at our house and always have leftovers left after. I always am trying to come up with creative ways for me to use them for lunch for me or snacks for my kids. I had fresh salsa left as well and it made me wanting chips. I thought I would try to make baked nachos using colorful bell peppers instead of chips and the results were fabulous.
Use what you have but this is what I used
Colorful Bell Pepper Nachos
4 bell peppers, cut into chip size pieces
1/2 cup of cooked and warmed ground turkey with my homemade taco seasoning, (recipe in my blog)
1/2 cup pepper jack almond cheese, shredded
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 avocado, diced
shredded lettuce, sometimes I mix in shredded spinach for added nutrition. My family never seems to notice or care.
home made salsa or pico (recipe in previous blog)
Cut the peppers into chip size pieces
Top with cheese of your choice ( I use pepper jack almond cheese)
Pop the peppers and cheese under the broiler for a 2-3 minutes
Then top them with warm taco meat and all of your fresh toppings and serve them with salsa.
This really satisfied my craving for nachos. Sometimes it just takes tricking your brain to get over those unhealthy cravings we have. Remember take these techniques and change them to your items you have on hand or to your personal taste. Eating healthy should taste good to you. What one person likes, someone else might not. You will never stick to eating healthy if you don’t like what you are eating.