Ground Turkey, Roasted Veggies & Guacamole Nachos

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

We love turning our favorite appetizers into full and hearty meals.  Tonight's dinner comes from the not-so-healthy appetizer choice of nachos.  Well, we love nachos and just can NOT seem to order them when we go out.  The typical nacho platter has well over 1,000 calories and that is being served up as a starter.  How ridiculous is that.  Join us tonight as we turn this fattening appetizer into a healthy, delicious and filling dinner!

No, you are not seeing things, there is in fact asparagus in that picture.  Why not?  If we are going to eat cheesy nachos we are certainly going to PACK the dish with healthy veggies.  This is a great use what you have on hand meal so go ahead and throw in all your leftover veggies!  

We topped our wheat nachos with lean ground turkey, roasted veggies, fresh cilantro, reduced fat mexican cheese and still had calories left to spare for our yummy guacamole topping ;)

This dish is right around the 500 calorie mark which is right around where we like to keep our dinner calorie count.  Believe us when we say you are not going to feel like you are eating healthy tonight.  So go ahead and fool your brain (and your hubbies) and treat yourself to these heavenly nachos tonight!

Hope you enjoy this recipe re-do as much as we do :)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 4
Calories: 484
Fat: 21.9 grams
Carbs: 39.4 grams
Dietary fiber: 9.2 grams
Protein: 35.7 grams

Multi grain tortilla chips (1 serving of chips per person)
1 pound 99% lean ground turkey breast
1 yellow or zucchini squash chopped
2 cups asparagus chopped
1 cup corn (we used frozen)
1 avocado
1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
1 small yellow onion minced
5 garlic cloves minced
1 jalapeno minced
2 limes
8 tbsp reduced fat Mexican cheese
1 handful fresh cilantro chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 cup taco sauce (we used ortega)
olive oil spray

Let's get cooking!
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.  Spray saute pan liberally with olive oil spray.  Add ground turkey, 3/4 of minced yellow onion, 2 garlic cloves and saute for 3 minutes.  Add chili powder and cumin, mix to combine flavors and cook until meat is browned.  Add in taco sauce and simmer for 5 minutes then set aside
3.  Add one tbsp olive oil to saute pan and add in asparagus, squash, frozen corn and 2 cloves garlic.  Squeeze in the juice from one lime and saute until veggies begin to soften and brown
4.  Line baking dish with tin foil, spray with non-stick spray and toss all tortilla chips onto dish.  Add meat mixture, then veggies, then Mexican cheese, then 1/2 of freshly chopped cilantro.
5.  Cook in oven for 8 minutes just to melt the cheese
6.  While nachos are in the oven make the guacamole topping.  Scoop out avocado and give a quick mash.  Add pinch of salt, 1/4 of minced yellow onion, 1 minced garlic clove, chopped tomatoes, juice of 1 lime, and the remaining cilantro.  
7.  Portion out 1/4 of the nachos and guacamole topping per person and enjoy!

Serves 4 healthy portions!  Enjoy :)

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  1. Wow... love your blog! Newest follower here. I was hoping that you might stop by and follow me back if you like what you read!

    Have a lovely weekend,

  2. This looks AMAZING! So delicious! :)
    New follower here from the blog hop. Looking forward to reading more of your blog and lovely recipes!

    Lyndsay xx

  3. Wow you ladies are amazing! I found your blog recently somehow and i love it! Ive already made the veggie egg muffins 3 times this week and tonight the balsamic eggplant towers are on the menu.these nachos are next for sure, esp since its tricky eating healthy w a bf who eats whatever! :-)
    P.s if anyone was wondering the egg muffins microwave great for taking them to work,30 seconds and your gtg

    1. Thanks so much Janine!! So glad you are enjoying the egg white muffins! We love them too :) Hope you liked the eggplant stacks! And we hear you, our hubbies are big eaters too ;) They were huge fans of the nachos and had no idea they were health food!

  4. Just came back for the recipe (its bookmarked lol) making these for the 2nd time, there incredible and the bf was raving about it! I just picked up some squash grim the farmers market, do you ladies have a butternut squash soup recipe? Thanks!

  5. Thanks so much and so glad you're both enjoying! Funny you should ask, we actually just whipped up a super yummy curried roasted butternut squash soup! Recipe to be posted w/in the next couple of days :)


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