While I was running around Trader Joe’s yesterday doing my weekly shopping, I saw they had the new Cashew Fiesta Cheeze dip and I added it to my cart last minute. I checked the nutrition facts and was happy to see it only had 30 calories and 2 g of fat which I thought was low for a nut based cheeze. Little did I know it was 11 servings per container, so the two of us ate about half so not as low fat as predicted. I quickly grabbed some tortilla chips and I already had everything else in my cart. These were SO easy to make because most of it is already made, and you can get it all at Trader Joe’s. I called them Halftime nachos because I literally made them during halftime yesterday while watching bowl games and they were delicious! I sauteed the precooked lentils with an orange pepper and spices to resemble taco meat and they’re a great source of fiber and protein. They are halfway healthy, I rationalized they were healthier than take out, but still weren’t the healthiest which is usually not my goal on Saturday watching football. I mean I need something good in order to keep watching, right? Here’s what you need to pick up to make these quick and scrumptious nachos!
Halftime Lentil Nachos (all from Trader Joe’s)
2-3 plates of nachos
1 pack of Steamed Lentils
1 tub of Cashew Fiesta Cheeze
1 bag of white corn tortilla rounds
1 orange pepper, diced
2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp oregano
Toppings- lettuce, cucumber, tomato, diced avocado, and salsa
- In a skillet, saute diced pepper with 1/2 box of steamed lentils and the spices. Cook through for 5-7 minutes.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the cheeze sauce and microwave about 1.5 minutes and stir every 30 seconds until warm and smooth.
- Lay a layer of tortilla chips and layer lentil mixture and a few tbsps of cheeze sauce on top. Add lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, and salsa and enjoy!