The importance of adequate protein in our diet has been well-documented, but that doesn't mean our meals need to be bland or boring.
Using creative ways to make much-loved cuisines and dishes with a healthy, high-protein spin is a great way to keep us on track with our individual dietary requirements and training goals.
And let's face it; nachos are certainly a much-loved food.
High Protein Nachos
We've put together this delicious, easy-to-make high-protein nachos recipe that is a must-try!
Packed with 46g of high-quality protein and plenty of nutrients to help boost your body's recovery after a tough training session.
Dish it up straight out of the oven, or separate it into meal prep containers for the ultimate high-protein meal on the go.
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How To Make High-Protein Nachos
Now to the good part.
This recipe creates four delicious servings of high-protein nachos, enough for dinner with the family, or levelling up your meal prep.
Scroll down for the ingredients and method - so you can try them yourself!
Want the macros? Head to the bottom of this page for the nutritional information.
Here's what you'll need:
4 high-protein wraps
2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can tomatoes
1 tbsp Mexican seasoning
1 cup shredded low-fat cheese
1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup canned corn
1/2 cup canned black beans
1/8 cup chopped jalapeños
1 avocado, cubed
For the homemade ‘Sour Cream’
1 cup non-fat Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp olive oil
Add the chicken broth, chicken breast, tomatoes, and seasonings to a slow cooker. Seal and set it to pressure cook for eight minutes, or on low overnight. Shred with a fork.
Cut wraps with scissors into triangle shapes. Spray with oil and either airfry at 180C/360F for 8 minutes, or line a baking tray with baking paper and evenly lay out the chips and bake at 175C/350F for 10 minutes. Cut up all your toppings and set aside.
Cover your chips evenly with your shredded cheese. Then sprinkle all of your toppings, including the shredded chicken — except for the avocado — evenly across your chips. Bake for 10 minutes or until your cheese is nice and melted.
Mix together your "sour cream” in a small bowl.
Remove the nachos from the oven and evenly distribute your avocado
chunks, sprinkle on a little more cilantro, drizzle your "sour cream" mixture across the entire tray, and serve. To meal prep, add all toppings and chicken in a container and the chips in a separate container.
Give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think.
What's your go-to meal prep? Let us know in the comments below...
Recipe by @amyleeactive.