This Tex-Mex favorite can rack up the calories and fat rather quickly. Instead of ruining your healthy eating plan, use these tips to lighten up this popular appetizer.
Holy Nacho Calories!
Head to the Cheesecake Factory and order the Factory Nachos with Spicy Chicken and that’ll cost you 965 calories, 31 grams of saturated fat, 52 grams of carbs and 1,390 milligrams of sodium. At home, the numbers can be similar if you pile on chili, sour cream, guac and other calorie-laden toppers. Making your own allows you to control the ingredients and portions so you can enjoy the game while indulging in a lightened-up version.
With a plethora of chips hitting market shelves, you can now find better-for-you varieties that are made with whole grains and contain more fiber. Some chips to choose from include:
- Sprouted tortilla chips like Way Better Snacks Black Bean or Multigrain
- Bean chips like Beanitos Black & White Skinny Dippers and The Good Bean Sweet Chili
- Lentil chips like RW Garcia Lentil & Ancient Grains
- Chickpea chips like RW Garcia Chickpea & Ancient Grains
Remember, it’s still about portion size, so aim for 1 ounce (about 15 chips) per serving. Read more