Healthy loaded nachos leaves you feeling satisfied but not guilty

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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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