Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget

October 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget. Delicious Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget with recipes like; Italian Beans with Pesto, Green Chile Turkey Burgers, and Chili-Cheese Nachos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine also. Each issue full oh Healthy Cooking Tips and Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget
Find healthy, delicious budget low-calorie dinner recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Italian Beans with Pesto
Beans and bulgur wheat are flavored with prepared pesto sauce and vegetables, then rolled into a tortilla or served over greens for a hearty, healthy lunch or light supper…………

Green Chile Turkey Burgers
These healthy turkey burgers are flavored with the Southwestern triad of chiles verdes, cumin and cilantro. We serve them here on tortillas, but traditionalists can go for a bun……………..

Chili-Cheese Nachos
Make nachos a healthy dinner when you top them with an easy 30-minute chili. Serve this healthy recipe with sliced scallions, avocado, fresh tomatoes and sour cream, if desired……….

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One of America’s Favorites – Nachos

September 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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Nachos with tortilla chips, melted cheese, olives, jalapeño peppers, sour cream, and salsa

Nachos is a Tex-Mex dish from northern Mexico that consists of heated tortilla chips or totopos covered with melted cheese (or a cheese-based sauce), often served as a snack or appetizer. More elaborate versions of the dish add other ingredients, and may be substantial enough to serve as a main dish. Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya is credited with creating the dish in 1943; the original nachos consisted of fried corn tortilla chips covered with melted cheese and sliced jalapeño peppers.

Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. In 1943, the wives of U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass were in Piedras Negras on a shopping trip for the day and arrived at the Victory Club restaurant after it had closed for the day. The maître d’hôtel, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, created a new snack for them with what little he had available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, fried them, added shredded cheddar cheese, quickly heated them, added sliced pickled jalapeño peppers, and served them.

When asked what the dish was called, he answered, “Nacho’s especiales”, after his own nickname. . As word of the dish traveled, the apostrophe was lost, and Nacho’s “specials” became “special nachos”.

Anaya went on to work at the Moderno Restaurant in Piedras Negras, which still uses the original recipe. He also opened his own restaurant, “Nacho’s Restaurant”, in Piedras Negras. Anaya’s original recipe was printed in the 1954 St. Anne’s Cookbook.

The popularity of the dish swiftly spread throughout Texas and the Southwest. The first known appearance of the word “nachos” in English dates to 1950, from the book A Taste of Texas. According to El Cholo Spanish Cafe history, waitress Carmen Rocha is credited with making nachos in San Antonio, Texas, before introducing the dish to Los Angeles at the cafe in 1959.

Nachos with cheese

A modified version of the dish, with cheese sauce and prepared tortilla chips, was marketed in 1976 by Frank Liberto, owner of Ricos Products, during Texas Rangers baseball games at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This version became known as “ballpark nachos”. During the September 4, 1978 Monday Night Football game between the Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys, sportscaster Howard Cosell enjoyed the name “nachos”, and made a point of mentioning the dish in his broadcasts over the following weeks, further popularizing it and introducing it to a whole new audience. Liberto died in 2017.

Ignacio Anaya died in 1975. In his honor, a bronze plaque was erected in Piedras Negras, and October 21 was declared the International Day of the Nacho. Anaya’s son, Ignacio Anaya, Jr., served as a judge at the annual nacho competition.

The nutritional breakdown and total calorie count for a serving of nachos typically depends on the type of nacho, type of cheese, and additional toppings (such as beef, jalapeños, etc.) that are included in the serving. Most typical corn tortilla chips contain about 15 calories per chip. Baked corn tortilla chips have about 6 calories per chip, making them a healthier alternative option to the usual fried chip. Mexican-style cheddar cheese contains about 110 calories per ounce. Adding an additional source of protein, such as chicken or beef, increases the calorie count by about 100 calories or so. All in all, a single serving of nachos can contain from 300–600 total calories.

A single serving of nachos also contains significant amounts of fat, sodium, and calcium. There are around 16 grams of fat, 816 mg of sodium, and 272 mg of calcium per serving of nachos. In other words, one serving contains 39% of the daily value for fat, 34% of the daily value for sodium, and 27% of the daily value for calcium.

Nachos with beef, beans and cheese

A variation consists of a quartered and fried tostada topped with a layer of refried beans and/or various meats and a layer of shredded cheese or nacho cheese, topped with habanero hot sauce.

Other variations include barbecue nachos (in which cheese is replaced with barbecue sauce) and poutine nachos (in which cheddar cheese is replaced with cheese curds and gravy). Although those variations use nontraditional ingredients, these versions are still classified as nachos.

Traditional nachos consist of the tortilla chips topped with cheese and jalapenos, as done by Anaya who created “nachos”. The modern form of nachos has several possible ingredients with the most common toppings being cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, and sometimes lettuce. Lettuce is a less common topping, if added at all. The topping of the greatest quantity is often the cheese.

Nachos vary from the modern style served in restaurants to the quick and easy nachos sold at concession stands in stadiums. The nachos sold at concession stands consists of tortilla chips topped with pump-able cheese sauce. The cheese sauce comes in condensed form to which water or milk and pepper juice are added. What is contained in the condensed form itself is a trade secret. Another variation of nachos is “dessert nachos”. These vary widely, from cinnamon and sugar on pita chips to “s’more nachos” with marshmallow and chocolate on graham crackers, and typically refer to a dessert consisting of scattered toppings on some form of crispy base.

Nachos with an abundance of toppings are sometimes called “loaded nachos”, “super nachos”, or “epic nachos”. This type of dish is usually served as an appetizer at bars or restaurants in the United States and elsewhere. Typically, the tortilla chips are arranged on a platter, meat and refried bean toppings are then added, and the entire platter is smothered with shredded cheese. The platter is then put into a broiler or microwave to cause the cheese to melt. The platter is then covered with the cold toppings (shredded lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, jalapeños, etc.) and served immediately.

In Memphis, Tennessee, barbecue nachos are served in most barbecue restaurants, and also at sporting events. Generous portions of barbecued pork shoulder are placed atop tortilla chips, then covered with melted cheese or nacho cheese, barbecue sauce, and sliced jalapeño peppers.

Nachos using a processed cheese sauce

In Hawaii, kalua pork and pineapple nachos are served in many restaurants and bars. Generous portions of kalua pork and pineapple bits are placed atop tortilla chips, then covered with melted cheese or nacho cheese, and varied toppings.

A similar dish that involves tortilla chips and cheese is found in Tex-Mex restaurants. Small bowls of chili con queso and/or, more commonly, salsa, are served with baskets of warm tortilla chips as appetizers.

A form of processed cheese sauce mixed with peppers and other spices is often used in place of freshly shredded cheese in institutional or large-scale production settings, such as schools, movie theaters, sports venues, and convenience stores, or wherever using freshly grated cheese may be logistically prohibitive. Though originally formulated as a cheaper and more convenient source of cheese to top nachos, this dip has become popular enough in the U.S. that it is available in some Mexican-themed restaurants, and at major grocery stores, in both name-brand (Frito-Lay, Tostitos, and Taco Bell) and unbranded versions.

 

Healthy and Cheap Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Budget

April 3, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy and Cheap Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Budget. Find Delicious and Healthy and Cheap Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Budget with recipes like; Pork Primavera Sandwiches, Scrambled Turkey Nachos, and Pineapple Pork Fried Rice. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy and Cheap Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Budget
Fast food isn’t cheap and is rarely healthy. Have the best of both worlds with delicious and healthy, budget friendly recipes that feed a family for less than $3 per serving. Enjoy chicken, turkey, sausage, beef, and vegetarian recipes that are easy to prepare. Many dinners are ready to eat in minutes!

Pork Primavera Sandwiches
To keep this slow cooker pork sandwich recipe heart-healthy, look for a barbecue sauce that’s low in fat and sodium………..

Scrambled Turkey Nachos
These tasty nachos, topped with eggs, turkey sausage and Cheddar cheese, are perfect to serve at your next brunch………..

Pineapple Pork Fried Rice
This one dish meal is bursting with texture and taste. Fresh pineapple, crisp-tender carrots and celery, and pungent ginger combine with pork in this homemade fried rice recipe that’s ready in 45 minutes, start to finish……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy and Cheap Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for a Budget
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spiced-Chickpeas Nachos

February 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, PBS | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Spiced-Chickpeas Nachos. Nachos using one of my favorites, Chickpeas! The Chickpeas are seasoned with Shallot, Ground Cumin, Ground Chili Powder, and Salt. You’ll also need Corn Tortilla Chips, Cheddar Cheese, Pepper Jack Cheese, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Cilantro, and Green Onions. Who needs the Meat with this Dish! It’s from the PBS Recipe website. The PBS site has a great selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines. So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/

Spiced-Chickpeas Nachos
Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1 (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
Salt
Corn tortilla chips
1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
1 roma tomato, diced
1/4 cup black olives
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1 green onion, sliced

Directions
1 – In a medium skillet, add the olive oil. When warm, add the shallot and cook until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the chickpeas and season with the spices and a few pinches of salt. Add more olive oil if needed, I added a tablespoon more. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
2 – Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. On a foil-lined baking sheet, add one even layer of chips. Add half of the chickpeas and half of the cheese. Top with another layer of chips and again top it with the rest of the chickpeas and cheese. Transfer to the oven to bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is evenly melted. Sprinkle the nachos with minced tomato, black olives, minced cilantro and green onion.
http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/spiced-chickpeas-nachos/

Quick and Easy Chili Recipes

January 22, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Quick and Easy Chili Recipes. It’s Chili Season all year but the cold weather makes it “Prime Tine” Chili Season! So from the EatingWell website its Quick and Easy Chili Recipes with recipes like; Chicken Chili Verde, Chili-Cheese Nachos, and Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes. Find these delicious and healthy recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Quick and Easy Chili Recipes
Find healthy, delicious black bean chili recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. (http://www.eatingwell.com/)

Chicken Chili Verde
Prepared salsa verde adds tang to this fast weeknight chili recipe and pairs beautifully with the rich caramelized chicken and creamy beans. Don’t shy away from the poblano peppers. They offer a mild heat but deliver a depth of flavor you can’t find in regular green bell peppers……….

Chili-Cheese Nachos
Make nachos a healthy dinner when you top them with an easy 30-minute chili. Serve this healthy recipe with sliced scallions, avocado, fresh tomatoes and sour cream, if desired…….

Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes
Transform ordinary baked potatoes into a full dinner with these chili-topped spuds. In this healthy recipe, we use sweet potatoes for an added nutrient kick. Sprinkle on extra toppings as you see fit—sliced scallions, chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado and sliced jalapeños are all tasty choices……..

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Healthy Sausage Recipes

November 7, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Sausage Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Sausage Recipes like; Sweet Potato and Sausage Strata, Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya, and Scrambled Turkey Nachos. Find these recipes and much more all at the EatingWell website! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Sausage Recipes
Find healthy, delicious sausage recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sweet Potato and Sausage Strata
A strata, especially this one that can be prepared the day before, is a brilliant idea for feeding a house full of guests. Hot Italian sausage balances the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and gives this healthy breakfast casserole a kick…….

Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya
This one-pot jambalaya recipe is ready in 45 minutes. Catfish is paired with spicy Italian turkey sausage, aromatic vegetables, spices and brown rice in this southern-inspired meal…….

Scrambled Turkey Nachos
These tasty nachos, topped with eggs, turkey sausage and Cheddar cheese, are perfect to serve at your next brunch………….

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – LAYERED NACHOS

September 12, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – LAYERED NACHOS. It’s getting to be that time of year when those Nachos taste that much better! Made using your choice of Meat from Wild Idea Buffalo. You can use the Wild Idea Buffalo; Buffalo Shank, Buffalo Braised Chuck Roast, or with Buffalo Ground Meat. There are no wrong choices! You can find this recipe or purchase any of the Wild Idea Products all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

LAYERED NACHOS
This layered meaty, cheesy concoction, loaded with veggies, is irresistible. I like to make this dish using the shank meat from my homemade stock recipe, but it could also be made with leftover braised chuck roast, or with ground meat. (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

Buffalo Shank meat from the Buffalo Stock recipe. I usually get about 1½ pounds of meat.
1 – tablespoon olive oil
2 – teaspoons chili powder
2 – teaspoons cumin
1½ – teaspoons salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon smoked paprika
½ – teaspoon coriander
8 – ounces Colby cheese, shredded
1 – can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 – cup chopped tomatoes
1 – bell pepper, diced
3 – green onions, diced
1 – avocado, chopped, reserve a little for garnish
½ – cup chopped cilantro leaves, reserve a little for garnish
Corn Chips, thicker style
Lime wedges

Preparation:

1 – In sauté pan over medium high heat, heat oil. Add shredded shank meat and all of the spices, stirring to incorporate. Bring to full heat.
2 – Remove pan from heat, cover the meat, and set aside.
3 – Pre-heat oven to 400°.
4 – Shred your cheese and prep all of your vegetables.
5 – On 4 oven safe plates, arrange a layer of corn chips. Top chips with 1/3 of meat, and other ingredients divided between the 4 plates. Repeat layer two more times.
6 – Place prepared nachos in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
7 – Remove the nachos from the oven and place on a heat resistant surface, and allow nachos to cool slightly before serving.
8 -Top with reserved avocado and cilantro and serve with fresh lime wedges and desired condiments.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/54142529-layered-nachos

Healthy Sausage Recipes

September 12, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Sausage Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Sausage Recipes like; Scrambled Turkey Nachos, Sausage and Potato Casserole Cups, and Cheesy Grits and Sausage. Find these delicious recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Also don’t forget to subscribe to one of my favorite Cooking Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Sausage Recipes
Find healthy, delicious sausage recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Scrambled Turkey Nachos
These tasty nachos, topped with eggs, turkey sausage and Cheddar cheese, are perfect to serve at your next brunch……

Sausage and Potato Casserole Cups
These Sausage and Potato Casserole Cups are the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch. Make THEM ahead of time and freeze for a quick and easy breakfast on the go……..

Cheesy Grits and Sausage
If the savory cheddar cheese, sausage, and jalapeno peppers in this southern breakfast recipe don’t wake you up, nothing will! Serve it with your favorite fresh fruit juice……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Sausage Recipes
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Healthy Pinto Bean Recipes

May 16, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Pinto Bean Recipes. I love Pinto Beans, I could easily make a meal of them with a slice of hot buttered cornbread! So here’s some Delicious and Healthy Pinto Bean Recipes with recipes like; Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cauliflower Rice, Cauliflower Nachos, and Huevos Rancheros Tacos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Pinto Bean Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pinto bean recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cauliflower Rice
This easy-to-make and meal-prep burrito bowl is even better than takeout! You’ll never miss the carbs in this protein-packed, super-flavorful meal that replaces the cilantro-lime rice with cauliflower rice. We love this with chicken but it would be just as delicious with shrimp………

Cauliflower Nachos
Indulge your nacho cravings with this healthy vegetarian nacho recipe that’s loaded with vegetables (thanks in part to roasted cauliflower standing in for chips) and protein-packed beans, and has a lot more fiber than traditional nachos. These baked cauliflower nachos, piled with guacamole, melty cheese, fresh pico de gallo and avocado, are great as an appetizer or could be eaten as a light dinner……………

Huevos Rancheros Tacos
When you combine these two Tex-Mex favorites, the delicious question becomes whether to enjoy them at breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!…………..

 

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Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes

January 24, 2018 at 6:34 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes like; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Buffalo and Black Bean Chili, and Tex-Mex Chili Nachos. Find these delicious recipes and more all the EatingWell website. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Eating Well Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes
Find healthy, delicious black bean chili recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw…….

Buffalo and Black Bean Chili
In this healthy buffalo and black bean chili recipe, the buffalo is cooked with sweet red bell peppers and spiced with two types of chili powder, cocoa powder and espresso powder, making this chili mouthwatering and memorable. Ground buffalo, also known as ground bison, is a healthy alternative to ground beef because it’s naturally lower in fat and has a rich, delectable flavor. After all the ingredients are added to the pot, we like to slowly simmer our chili for close to an hour to develop the best flavor, but if you’re in a hurry, reduce the liquid by half and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

Tex-Mex Chili Nachos
This healthy nacho recipe is a great way to use leftover chili. Serve these nachos as a game-day appetizer or for a hearty lunch. To make these nachos super-fast, skip layering each chip with the toppings and just pile everything onto a platter…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Black Bean Chili Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18952/main-dishes/chili/black-bean/

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