Healthy Game Day Nachos
It’s time for the big game and this brings us to the biggest question yet: What the heck are we going to eat? Tailgating and watching the game are super fun activities. You get together with friends and family for an American pastime sure to bring out the friendly competition and laughter. Unfortunately, during sports events junky foods and snacks are often served. Well, not this year! This year we were determined not to fumble our diet while we gather and gaze. In honor of game nights we came up with an easy, fast, delicious alternative to high calorie, high fat foods. So grab your jerseys and dive into these healthy game day nachos! Let’s get to the recipe: 1 lb ground turkey 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bag of thick restaurant style corn tortilla chips 1 small crate of cherry tomatoes 1 package of Go Veggie vegan cheddar flavored shredded cheese ¼ teaspoon of cilantro ¼ teaspoon of chives ½ teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon chili powder (we like ours with some kick, but feel free to use less if you’re not into spicy food) 1 package Kroger Simple Truth plant based sour cream ½ green pepper ½ red pepper ½ yellow pepper ½ white onion (or whichever type you prefer) ¾ cup banana peppers Sea salt to taste Black pepper to taste Garlic powder to taste 1/4 teaspoon of cumin 1 aluminum foil sheet Directions: -Before beginning to cook the turkey, chop the vegetables and place them to the side -Then assemble your nachos base on a baking sheet with aluminum foil. However many servings of nachos you’d like is the number of aluminum foil sheets or pieces you’ll need. We made two batches of nachos, so we put two sheets of foil on our cookie sheet. Make little foil bowls by gently curving the sides of the aluminum sheet upward. Now the bowls are ready for your nachos. -Put tortilla chips in your aluminum foil bowls -Top tortilla chips with Go Veggie shredded cheese -Place the baking sheet to the side -Put olive oil into a large skillet and allow pan to warm -Cook ground turkey, vegetables, seasonings, in the pan until turkey is completely cooked, on medium heat. This usually takes 10-15 minutes. -When your turkey is about halfway done cooking place the baking sheet in the oven. -Once the ground turkey and veggies are completely cooked, take the tortilla chips and cheese out of the oven. This should result in slightly golden brown chips and warm melted cheese. The baking of the chips makes the tortilla chips retain their crunchiness better, as well as adding an added layer for flavor to the food. -Spoon the turkey mixture on the tortilla chips -Top the turkey mixture with sour cream, chives, cilantro, tomatoes -Simply lift the aluminum foil bowls off the baking sheet and pop onto individual plates. Easy, no fuss assembly and clean up.