The Super Bowl is the biggest game in football each year, and even if you don’t like watching the football portion of the event, the commercials are one of a kind and watched by millions. Most people watch the game with their friends and family over food and drinks. However, most of the food served at Super Bowl parties are usually centered around dips and chips, deep fried foods, and high calorie goodies. The following recipe is a healthier version of a party classic that will keep you on track with your healthy lifestyle, but also enjoy the party with tasty food.
Low Carb, High Protein Bell Pepper “Nachos”
This take on the classic nacho recipe uses mini peppers instead of tortilla chips to lower the carbohydrate count and increase vegetable intake. It also has grilled chicken to make these nachos high in protein.
16 ounces of mini bell peppers
2 chicken breasts, grilled or sauteed (cut into ½ inch cubed)
1 can black beans, no salt added (drained and rinsed)
½ cup Pico de Gallo
1 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese
1 jalapeño (sliced) – optional
Sides: Greek yogurt (sour cream alternative), salsa, guacamole
- Preheat oven 450 degrees
- Cut the mini bell peppers in half and remove the seeds, then lay skin side down on a sheet pan lined with foil. Make sure the peppers are close so that toppings aren’t falling to the pan.
- Carefully put chicken, black beans, and Pico de Gallo into the bell pepper cups
- Top with cheese and jalapeños
- Bake 5-10 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt.
- Serve hot with dipping sides.
- Optional – add fresh cilantro on top after baking
For entire recipe:
Calories: 848 kcal
Saturated fat: 10g