Thursday, January 5, 2012

recipe : Skinny Extreme Bean & Cheese Nachos

Hi y'all! 

Well, by now, you know that one of my goals for my 12 in 2012 project is to lose 30 pounds. So, I reset all of my stuff on Weight Watchers Online and while I haven't done great some times this week, other times I've done better. 

One thing that I absolutely LOVE is mexican food. Seriously. It's a life source for me. Water. Shelter. Mexican food. The great thing about mexican food is that it's delicious, easily prepared and can actually be made to be pretty healthy. And since I'm so caring, I'm sharing with you all of my great recipes as I come across them. 

Starting with this one: 

Skinny Extreme Bean & Cheese Nachos 

Great for: lunch, dinner, super bowl parties, cinco de mayo parties, etc. 

Time to make : 15 minutes

Ingredients & Points Values : 

24 bite size Tostito chips – 4 points
½ cup shredded cheese – 5 points
½ cup fat free refried beans – 2 ^
½ cup shredded lettuce – 0 ^
1 T light sour cream – 0
3 T canned jalapeno peppers – 0 ^
1/3 cups Pace picante sauce – 0

Place 24 chips on a plate. Spread the beans out as best as you can in small dollops. Sprinkle with cheese and microwave until the cheese is melted. Add your toppings and enjoy. 

3 power foods - ^
Total Points Value – 11 points
*Total Satisfactory Value (1-10) – 10
This is an extremely satisfying lunch. I was full and it was delicious too. 

*Based on taste and feelings of fullness. 

You can definitely decrease the point value by substituting fat free cheese. I didn't have any so I used what I had. You can also include more power foods like onions and tomatoes. 

This was a really great lunch! I'm considering having another one today... we'll see. 

I hope you enjoy it! More recipes will be featured on the blog as I work toward my goal of losing 30 pounds. Let me know what you think of them if you try them out for yourself. :) 


  1. Sounds yummy! I'm going to have to try it!

  2. That looks delicious! I love to eat a big 'ol salad for lunch, but I can often get in a bit of a rut where I'll make the exact same salad every single day. That could be a good thing because I know what I like, but sometimes it prevents me from trying new flavor combos!

    PS - Love your blog! I always see your comments on Jennifer's blog and thought I'd stop by. I'm glad I did! :)

  3. Jimminy crickets, did you know I LOVVVVEEE nachos or something? This looks amazing. I am also a sour creme fanatic so a few months ago I switched to using plain greek yogurt instead and honestly I didn't know the difference. Definately want to try this!

    PS. So happy Sarah found you!

  4. That looks and sounds so delicious!! Yum!


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