With the Superbowl just weeks away, I'm sure this won't be the last time you see a "healthy" alternative for your favorite junk food. (You know how every morning news channel does an "eat this, not that" type of thing for Superbowl parties? No? Ok, well they do!)
RunnersKitchen, one of my favorite health/food bloggers, recently made her own healthy version of nachos, and tonight for dinner I replicated the same idea.
I cut a whole wheat pita into wedges, misted them with cooking spray and popped them into the oven at 350 degrees until they got crispy.
I took the pita wedges out of the oven and topped them with the chicken and peppers, a piece of Laughing Cow cheese (only 35 calories!), a sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese and a spoonful of black beans and salsa. (Ok, a few spoonfuls of salsa).
I put it in the oven until the cheese melted and voila, dinner is ready! It was pretty tasty, but next time I think I'll add a bit more cheese (I could hardly taste it!), and choose either the chicken or the beans, not both—it was a bit overwhelming to me for some reason. Plus, that will help me stretch my groceries out a bit longer. I've never spent so much money on one dish, so I guess you know what I'll be eating for the next few nights!
Does anyone else have healthier recipes for junk food? I'd love to know! P.S. For anyone who lives in NYC and gets a hankering for the real thing, Dempsey's in the East Village serves up some damn tasty nachos for only $5!