nachos

When I was contacted to make up some recipes for Weight Watchers cheese a few weeks ago, I switched gears from what I normally post, and started with an obvious recipe—macaroni and cheese—and used whole grain pasta to make it healthier. Then last week, I posted hasselback potatoes covered in cheese. But after that, I really got stuck. Then I remembered nachos.

Now, I’m sure many of you will think that nachos are so easy, they aren’t worth posting, but sometimes it’s easy to forget the most basic dishes.

And I always forget about nachos. My kids love them, but most nights I forget all about them and complain about how my kids won’t eat what I make.

Granted, nachos aren’t necessarily that healthy, but if you use the right ingredients, they can actually be quite nutritious. And if it means the kids will eat something that isn’t loaded with sugar, then I’m happy.

For these nachos, I had some leftover pulled pork, some beans, and some other odds and ends. Of course, you can use whatever you have in your fridge.

nachos

1 large handful baked tortilla chips
1/3 cup Weight Watchers Mexican Four Cheese Blend
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 chopped avocado
1/4 cup kidney beans
1 tablespoon low fat sour cream
1/4 cup shredded pork, shredded beef, or shredded chicken

Place chips on a microwave safe plate and top with cheese. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, or until cheese is melted. Top with remaining ingredients.

*** As a Martha‚Äôs Circle blogger, I have been engaged by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to blog about Weight Watcher’s cheese. MSLO provided me with samples of the product to test in my own recipes. The opinions expressed, however, are my own.