Sunday, August 30, 2009

Appetizers for lunch...

Since I have the summer off, (I am a teacher in case you forgot) I don't eat on a schedule like I do when teaching during the school year (predominately leftovers from dinner). But in summer, I have the freedom to make anything I want. Like having nachos for lunch....

Healthy Chicken Nachos2

Healthy Chicken Nachos
(for one or two)

Unsalted Blue Corn Chips
Leftover Grilled Chicken, chopped, shredded
Chopped Tomato, onion and pepper (homemade salsa)
70% fat free White Cheddar Cheese (Cabot), shredded
50% fat free Pepper Jack cheese (Cabot), shredded

Spread half the amount you want to eat/share. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the chips. Top cheese with rest of your chips. Top with chopped/shredded chicken. Spread salsa over chicken. Top with remaining shredded cheese. Microwave or broil until cheese is melted.*

*You can prepare these either in the microwave or in the oven. I find nachos get 'toastier' in the oven yet the 'hot spots' in the microwave don't always melt the cheese evenly. I opted for the microwave because I didn't want to heat up the house with the oven.

Healthy Chicken Nachos

Why don't I eat these more for lunch? It's perfectly balanced. Protein, dairy, vegetables, lower in fat. Who made the rules and said nachos has to be an appetizer or a snack. This was a meal and lower in salt and not all greasy from the fat from the cheese. Try nachos for lunch if you can ! (If you have a microwave at can do this)

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1 comment:

Leslie said...

I think nachos are the perfect lunch if you ask me!