In the spirit of giving, I thought I would share a new lightened-up version of one of my favorite comfort food dishes, Nacho Salad. This recipe flips the standard nacho dish on its head. Instead of tortilla chips and cheese acting in starring roles, vegetables and beans get their moment in the spotlight. This recipe is colorful and nutrient dense. What makes the recipe even more attractive, is the amount of time it takes to create the dish from start to finish and the cost to prepare it. You can be ready to eat in no more than 10-minutes if you have all the ingredients on hand and the dish is extremely low-cost by utilizing store-brand and canned products. Follow the steps below and you will have a deliciously simple, quick, nutritious, cost-conscious, "go-to" recipe for lunch or dinner!
The ingredients in this salad can be purchased at any grocery store. Though, I think it is always nice to provide you with the ingredients I used to make the recipe so you can easily find what you need at the grocery store. I bought all my ingredients at Trader Joe’s.
~Sara Mussa, RDN, CD
Check out Amanda's segment on King 5's New Day Northwest and find the recipes below!
Quick Fried Rice
Nutrition per serving: 410 Calories; 12.5g Fat; 14g Protein; 45g Carbohydrates; 5g Fiber; 460mg Sodium
Nutrition per mug: 90 Calories; 6g Fat; 7g Protein; 0g Carbohydrates; 0g Fiber; 184mg Sodium
Black Bean Tacos
Nutrition per 2 tacos: 295 Calories; 7g Fat; 13g Protein; 45g Carbohydrates; 11g Fiber; 259mg Sodium
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