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
332
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
21g
30%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
63mg
6%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
157mg
22%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
524mg
35%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
35g
1%
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.