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Veggie Nachos

Healthy bell pepper veggie nachos, that will want you coming back for more while leaving you feeling guilt-free and satisfied. Try these for lunch, dinner or a snack.

When you take bell peppers and slice them, layer them on a sheet pan, decorate them with “extras”, you get yummy bell pepper nachos. They make the perfect snack or dinner!

This recipe is super easy to make, doesn’t require much prep time if your cheese is already grated, and they are very filling.

veggie-nachos

HOW TO MAKE VEGGIE NACHOS

Bell peppers, chicken, BBQ Sauce, Cheese, Green Onion, Etc.

For this recipe I used leftover chicken {you could also use leftover ground meat or beef, or cook some} chopped and tossed in some BBQ sauce.

I like to cook the bell peppers a little before I decorate them with all the goodies and melt the cheese.

For this recipe, you actually roast the peppers before making them into nachos. Roasting softens the peppers a little but also browns them up.

CARBS EARLY IN THE DAY

I try and have all my carbs early on in the day, meaning supper time is all about veggies and protein. However, this all depends on when my workout is, morning or evening.

You can get pretty creative with all kinds of vegetables out there to make some delicious carb-less recipes. From cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, the list goes on.

I think it is important to get creative with veggies, to keep them interesting, fun and tasty.

Veggies don’t need to be boring, they can be super fun if you dress them up the right way… and make them look appetizing.

Add some of your favorite spices, sauces, etc. Just don’t go overboard, add enough sauce for a little flavor. A little can go a long way, especially if you water it down a little.

Dip these yummy nachos in some salsa, guacamole and/or plain Greek yogurt.

PS. Here are some other recipes that you might be interested in trying:

Bell Pepper Nachos

Bell Pepper Nachos

Healthy bell pepper nachos that will want you coming back for more, leaving your guilt-free and satisfied.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large bell peppers (average, 1 bell pepper per person)
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped chicken
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of bbq sauce
  • Salsa and plain Greek yogurt for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Wash and slice bell pepper into quarters, cut quarters in half.
  3. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and drizzle with EVOO. Place sliced peppers on the baking sheet, rubbing each piece in the olive oil to coat lightly and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. While peppers are roasting, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Slice the green onion, toss the chicken in BBQ sauce, and shred your cheese.
  5. Remove peppers from oven and add all the toppings, starting the with cheese.
  6. Place nachos back in the oven for 5-8 minutes, until cheese is golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately with salsa, greek yogurt and/or guacamole.

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2 Comments

  • Sue Williams

    Nacho chips are not my friend, can’t wait to try this corn-free, gluten free recipe!

    February 23, 2020 at 12:32 am Reply
    • Heather Barrett

      Yay! I hope you enjoy them 🙂

      February 25, 2020 at 11:01 pm Reply

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