You won’t miss your favorite guacamole when you taste this taco dip with black beans and creamy avocado.
My go-to comfort food is a plate of nachos. If I load up on chips smothered in cheese, peppers, chicken, tomatoes and refried beans, my worries just seem to melt away. Unfortunately, the next day when I step on the scale, I regret my pity party. My worries might have melted away, but the extra pound or two I put on certainly didn’t help whatever it was I was feeling bad about at the time.
Time to think creatively. It’s been a tough week – nachos are calling my name – I either cave, or think outside the box and turn my favorite comfort food into a taco dip.
I want chips (that goes without saying, yet I said it), salsa of some sort, beans, and cheese. Instead of coating my chips with piles of fattening cheese, why not take a really fresh pico de gallo from the local grocery store, mix in some beans and heart-healthy avocado (now I’m in the zone), and then add my favorite pepper jack cheese? Even better, I’ll toss in some chopped broccoli slaw just for good measure. Now I have a healthier version of my favorite nachos complete with the cheese I crave.
What did I do for chips? I opted for a whole grain tortilla chip – Tostitos Whole Grain Scoops. These chips are average in calories, but I wasn’t horrified by the ingredient list and they taste fantastic. Whatever your chip choice, look for ingredients you recognize, or even wrap the whole thing up in a corn tortilla and top it with some sour cream.
Either way, these Nachos did the trick, my week magically got better. Happy cooking!
- 1 pound pico de gallo
- 2 cups broccoli slaw, chopped
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 small lime, juiced
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 medium avocado, chopped
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese, chopped in small pieces
- hot sauce , to taste
- Combine ingredients. That's it. Nice, huh?
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 217, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 6
Total Fat: 11.11g
Total Carbs: 21.24g
Dietary Fiber: 6.47g