Mini Pepper Nachos

These healthy nachos utilize nutritious peppers for the "crunch" factor

It's almost Memorial Day Weekend and the living is easy! Well, ALMOST. You may find it to be more difficult to eat healthy at all of the cookouts and outdoor parties that will be taking place this weekend. When most people think of a cookout, they have dreams of hot dogs, hamburgers, creamy potato salad, and chips — all foods that can wreak havoc on your waistline.

Get ready to adjust your Memorial Day Weekend shopping lists! This healthy and delicious summer recipe is brought to you by Medifast's new Simply Well™: An Everyday, Healthy Cookbook.

12
Servings
105
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  chopped jalapeño pepper
  • Ounce  Cooking spray
  • 12.5  Ounces  can low-sodium chicken breast (in water), drained
  • 6  Ounces  avocado, mashed
  • 1/2  Cup  plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2  Cups  shredded, low-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1  Teaspoon  chili powder
  • 24  mini bell peppers, halved with stem, seeds, and membranes removed
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped scallions

Directions

Sauté the diced jalapeño in a lightly greased skillet until tender.

Mix the jalapeño, chicken, avocado, yogurt, one cup of cheese, and chili powder in a medium bowl.

Arrange the mini bell peppers in a single layer in a large casserole dish. Fill with chicken mixture, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and broil until cheese has melted, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Garnish with scallions and serve with salsa, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
82µg
12%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
204mg
20%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
375mg
54%
Selenium, Se
30µg
55%
Sodium, Na
431mg
29%
Water
70g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Nacho Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Nacho Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Nacho Wine Pairing

Malbec, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, primitivo, or carménère with meat- and bean-based dishes; viognier or grüner veltliner with seafood dishes.