Tanya’s Healthy Napa Nachos
by Guest blogger: Tanya Batche, RDN
of Hunger Bomb Cookies
Listen to her podcast UrbanFarm.org/HungerBomb
This much healthier version of “Nachos” is high in protein and fiber and much lower in calories and fat than traditional nachos with tortilla chips! All the flavor you love, with none of the guilt!
- 1 lb ground turkey or chicken breast
- 1 medium red onion diced, divided in half
- 1 pkg Taco Seasoning Mix
- 1 cup chunky salsa (heat level of your choice)
- 1 15oz. can of black beans, drained
- 1 Tbsp hot sauce (if desired)
- 1 head of Napa Cabbage, wash and separate leaves
- 8 small red, orange or yellow peppers, cut lengthwise and remove seeds
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- ½ cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1-2 jalapeno pepper, sliced for garnish
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt for garnish
Brown ground turkey breast and half of diced onion over medium heat and follow directions on taco seasoning mix until fully cooked. Add salsa, drained black beans, and hot sauce (if desired). Stir until well mixed and all ingredients are heated through. Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle grated extra sharp cheddar cheese over meat and bean mixture and cover, allowing cheese to melt.
Use Napa cabbage leaves and pepper halves as you would tortilla chips. Spoon hot meat and bean mixture onto leaves and peppers. Top with diced tomatoes, red onions, sliced jalapenos, and a small spoon of Greek yogurt to garnish. Enjoy!!
About this author:
Tanya is a Dietitian, certified in Adult Weight Management with over 25 years of experience helping patients and clients stay healthy. She has traveled most of the country as a Corporate Dietitian overseeing senior living and wellness programs in healthcare. She started baking as a little girl in Ohio, where she used to surprise her dad with treats (she hid) after he came from work.
She decided to follow her passion by combining her love of baking and her knowledge of healthy nutritious foods and started her own company! She created Hunger-Bomb Cookies, healthy treats that are delicious and filling while satisfying your sweet tooth, without spiking your blood sugar! In addition to baking and selling her treats at farmers’ markets and online, Tanya also provides nutrition consultation to clients who want to live delicious and healthy lives.
Website: hungerbombcookies.com – (Coming soon)