Nachos are a staple food here in the Southwest. Unfortunately, they contain way too many carbs for any serious weight loss recipes. If you’ve still got to have your nachos, here is way to make them without ruining your progress. It certainly is a hit at our house.
Weight Loss Recipes for the Long Haul
I am continually looking for tasty dishes that will be helpful for my own long-term weight management. My general approach is to stay low carb and have plenty of protein and fat to be sure that I get the right amount of the right kind of calories. The key is to discover recipes that are appealing enough that I look forward to them.
The inspiration for my new dish hit me while I was idling at a stop light, wondering what I could grab for dinner on the way home. My mind kept wandering to nachos, even though I wasn’t really wanting to have a plate of corn chips. At first I thought I’d just have to put the whole idea out of mind.
During the low-carb craze a few years ago I probably would have stopped by my local low-carb store and picked up some soy-protein chips. Of course, lots of great soy-based low-carb products ended up tasting more like cardboard than anything else. (Doesn’t everyone know the flavor of cardboard?) What about a better substitute for chips, I wondered? The inspiration I got was for a radically different substitute for corn chips: thin slices of yellow squash. Doesn’t everyone love yellow squash?
All I did was slice up a squash, spread out the slices on a plate, put a bit of cheese on each slice, and heat it up until the cheese melted. Actually, I nuked it in the microwave oven for about a minute. Then I slathered it with my favorite nacho add-ons: guacamole, picante sauce, and a little bit of sour cream.
Take a look at what the final product ended up looking like, in comparison with a standard nacho dish.
Okay, you can tell that I made up this photo so it would look interesting. Nevertheless, it gives you a good idea of what I am talking about.
Did it fool my taste buds? No way! Was it delicious anyway? You bet!. Even my taste-tester (Eve) gave it thumbs up. This is clearly a new recipe idea whose time has come. It sure makes it easier to fight off the desire for those old corn chip nachos.
I can hardly wait to introduce this new dish to my tailgating friends at the next football game!
I hope you enjoy it!
How Do You Like It?
I am always curious about how my new recipes go over with others …too hairbrained? …godawful from the get-go? …brilliant? So please let me know what you think about my new nachos. Maybe you’ve made the dish, or maybe you haven’t yet. Maybe you’ve come up with ideas to improve it. Hey, I’m open.
Just leave your question or comment at the bottom of this post and tell me what you think. I look forward to hearing from you!
All the best for new weight loss recipes,