I have a craving for nachos…. but, I am watching carbs …. what to do, what to do…
I created a way to enjoy the taste of nachos, without the carbs. It truly did satisfy my craving and it all tasted so yummy, I didn’t miss the nacho chips … too much!
Anyway, when you are watching your carbs and have a craving for Mexican food, try this out.
Place a small pile of hard cheese on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. I used a taco seasoning pre-shredded blend, which didn’t make the “chips” very crunchy, but you can use a Havarti cheese or even a Parmesan, which should make these much crunchier.
Bake in a 400 degree oven until the cheese melts. This took about 6 to 10 minutes. I wanted the cheese to be fully melted and beginning to crisp.
Let the cheese rounds cool slightly on the sheet until you can, safely, pick them up and wrap over a rolling pin (or glass) to cool completely and crisp up.
As a side note, since I used a softer cheese, these didn’t fully crisp up and retain their shape. But, they were still very good.
While your cheese rounds are baking in the oven, go ahead and prepare your nacho fixings. I browned lean ground turkey and added low sodium taco seasoning.
I cut up tomatoes, avocado, and lettuce. Go wild here, add what you like. Other toppings were rinsed black beans, sour cream and taco sauce.
To assemble place a cheese “chip” on the plate and top with your favorite stuff! As I said, these were a little softer than a chip, so I used a fork to eat, but they were very tasty and satisfying.
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