Super Healthy Super Bowl Snack

Food: Nutrition

By: // February 3, 2012

If you want to maintain your healthy eating habits for the big game day, make this healthy Super Bowl snack. My Red Pepper Nachos are a family favorite. My Southwestern Sweet Pepper Nachos from my cookbook, Choose This! are made with sweet and crunchy red bell pepper pieces in place of high-calorie and high fat tortilla chips. A single-serving of high fat traditional nachos can set you back 500 or more calories. Red peppers make a sweet and crisp substitution for tortilla chips in this recipe, saving a ton of calories and drastically boosting nutrition at the same time.

Bell peppers also are loaded with vitamins A and C and several phytochemenicals that can help protect cells from damage. And I promise you, even kids and men have enjoyed these nachos! What’s not to like about beans, onions and cheese? Enjoy the Game!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 8

Calories: 160

Fat: 9.5 grams

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 9 grams

Fiber: 5 grams

You will need:

6 red bell peppers

8 oz. Pepper Jack Cheese, shredded

½ (15oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed

½ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed

½ cup fresh salsa

4 green onions, thinly sliced

Fat-free sour cream if desired

  1. Preheat broiler to high. Slice bell peppers into bite-sized pieces, discarding stems and seeds.
  2. Spread the cut bell peppers across a large sheet pan and cover with ½ of the pepper-jack cheese.
  3. Place sheet pan under broiler and broil until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Top with the black beans, corn, and remaining cheese, and return to broiler to melt the second layer of cheese. Cook until cheese is completely melted and edges of pepper are beginning to brown. About 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the sliced green onions before serving alongside salsa for dipping. You may also serve with fat-free sour cream if desired.

For more healthy recipes like this one, order my cookbook CHOOSE THIS!

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