Healthy loaded nachos leaves you feeling satisfied but not guilty

GTU Recipes

Say what?! That’s right. You can enjoy nachos without feeling guilty. Ricci Sorensen, joined Good Things Utah, to share her recipe for a plant-based cheese sauce that you can combine with some healthy ingredients to ward off boredom in your eating regimen. 

Healthy Loaded Nachos

1 recipe of plant based cheese sauce (recipe below)

1 recipe of BBQ Jackfruit, or store bought (recipe below)

Tortilla chips, plantains or GF tortilla chips

1 can of spicy black beans, drained, heated

1/2 c. Diced Tomato

1/4 c. Diced red onion

1 avocado, or guacamole

2 T. Chopped cilantro

1/4 c. Pumpkin seeds, optional toasted

Any other toppings you enjoy!

Healthy Nacho Cheese:

1 c. Cubed potatoes

1/2 c. Sliced carrots

Place in a small saucepan cover with water and boil until fork tender. While that is boiling add the rest of the ingredients to a blender:

1/4 c. Safflower oil or sunflower oil

2 tsp. Fresh lemon juice

1-2 T. Of pickled jalapeño slices (depending on your taste for spice)

3 T. Of the jalapeño pickling liquid

1 T. Tomato paste

1 1/2 tsp. Arrowroot starch

1 tsp. Garlic powder

1 tsp. Onion powder

1 T. Nutritional Yeast

1/2 tsp. Sea salt

1/4 c. Of coconut milk

After carrots, potatoes are for tender, drain and add to the blender as well. Blend until smooth!!! Keep warm in a small pot or small crockpot.

BBQ jackfruit (pulled pork)

You can buy it prepared and warm in a pan. Add 1/4 tsp of chili powder and 1/4 tsp of cumin, to give it a kick!

OR make your own:

Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Preheat oven at 400*

1 can Jackfruit, 7.9 oz.

1/2 c. Diced onion

2 T. Olive oil

2 T. Minced garlic

1/2 tsp. Liquid smoke

1/4 tsp. Sea salt

1/8 tsp. Chipotle powder

1/4 tsp. Chili powder

1/4 tsp. Cumin

1/3 c. BBQ sauce, try smoky maple

Place everything BUT the BBQ sauce in a baking dish, mix well, cool for 30 minutes. Add BBQ sauce and cook 15 more minutes. Stir well before serving.

Layer your nachos up how you like them and ENJOY!

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