As a self-proclaimed “fit girl”, I’ve always favored healthy eating over anything else. Most meals I eat come straight from my kitchen rather than a drive-thru window and are loaded with plenty of veggies & flavorful seasonings. Yes, I actually enjoy eating asparagus drizzled in garlic and a little sea salt or sweet potatoes sprinkled with cinnamon…
I’m not one to push my healthful eating choices on anyone else. And on the same token, I don’t see a problem with a little overindulgence come girls’ night (or any other social event for that matter…I mean you only live once, right?).
So this past weekend, while hosting a small gathering at my place, the idea of “healthy” nachos came into play- I was a bit skeptical to say the least. There are just some iconic plates you can’t redo into healthier creations, no matter how hard you try! BUT my skepticism faded after trying this delicious (and yes, healthy) dish! Loaded Cauliflower Veggie Nachos- what a game changer!
The cauliflower is roasted just long enough to be tender, yet still provide that crunch you’d expect in a nacho. The melted cheese mixed with the diced avocado bring the right amount of richness to the dish, that you almost forget what you’re eating is nutritious. And the rest of the veggies, well they are just an added bonus for your taste buds!
Let me know in the comment below how your dishes turned out!
- one medium head of cauliflower
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- garlic salt
- onion powder
- one medium orange bell pepper, diced
- one medium red onion, diced
- one medium tomato, diced
- 1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella, shredded
- 1 cup reduced-fat monterey cheddar, shredded
- 1 small avocado, diced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a baking sheet, cut cauliflower into smaller florets, sprinkle with garlic salt, onion powder and evenly drizzle olive oil on top. Place in oven for 25 minutes.
- Layer bell pepper, onion, tomato, onto roasted cauliflower. Add cheese and return baking sheet to oven for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Allow to cool before eating and add diced avocado on top as garnish. Enjoy!
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