Quick Nachos

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Nachos are a big deal in my house. We love nachos, and if we could, we would eat them for every meal. I think we still may try to make breakfast and dessert nachos because we love them so much!

(How good does a cinnamon sugar chip with berries and cream sound?! maybe a drizzle of chocolate- I’ll add that to my to-do list and will report back.)

 

ANYWAY, I wanted to share our quick and easy nacho recipe with you.

They are a healthier option because we always use ground turkey when we cook any kind of Mexican food at home, and because we use a multigrain chip from Costco. It’s definitely an easy swap without sacrificing flavor.

You can make them tons of ways with different meats or toppings. We like to make loaded spicy ones for us, and simple meat and cheese for the kids.

Foster Farms Organic 93/7 Ground Turkey - 16oz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grab a cookie sheet, and line with tin foil (for quick clean up) and spread your chips on top of the foil.
  3. Layer your cheese(s) of choice, as little, or as much as you like. We use a mix of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, white cheddar, and/or Mexican.
  4. Place your meat on top. ** Cook meat beforehand, or prepare and place cooked on top. ** We use McCormick taco seasoning in a giant bottle since we make taco salads like 3 times a week and use a lot!
  5. Place any additional toppings you want to go on them in the oven. I have put some Habanero hot sauce from Trader Joes, or taco bell fire sauce on them and jalapeños and baked.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted, just keep an eye on them.
  7. Take them out and place the rest of your toppings on them.

*Cilantro

*Chives

*Jalapeños (if you didn’t bake with them on in the oven)

*Salsa or fresh Pico De Gallo

*Sour Cream MIXED with hot sauce, this is a GAME CHANGER! It adds so much flavor and its amazing. You can always switch up the type of taco sauce or hot sauce that you add. Thin with water, maybe 1-2tsp at a time, then add hot sauce and mix. It will be a runnier consistency so it can be drizzled on.

*GUAC- always guac! I LOVE the guac from Trader Joes or Wholly Guacamole, or Walmart brand (when that gets subbed in my grocery pickup orders)

Enjoy!!!

-Hannah (1)

Paleo Ranch Seasoning Mix

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This is a go-to recipe in our house. I love using this mix to put with cashews, or almonds. It also is AMAZING on fresh popped popcorn, and will turn your favorite snack into a gourmet one!

This recipe makes more than one recipe’s worth- so you will have leftover. Store in an airtight container and use it over and over again until it’s gone!

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Paleo Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2C raw cashews or nut of your choice (omit if just making seasoning)
  • 1T Avocado Oil
  • 1 1/2T of seasoning mix (directions below) for cashews

Seasoning Mix Ingredients: 

  • 2T dried parsley
  • 2T dried chives
  • 1T dill weed
  • 1T garlic powder
  • 1T onion flakes
  • 1T celery salt
  • 1tsp pepper

Mix well and store in airtight container

Directions:

To use seasoning with nuts, preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Put cashews in large bowl, drizzle with avocado oil, and sprinkle seasoning mix (1 1/2T) and mix well.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper

Place cashews on baking sheet and spread out evenly.

Bake for 8 minutes.

Stir

Bake for another 8 minutes. Watch them closely to make sure they don’t burn. If they are getting too brown, remove early from oven.

Remove and allow to cool. Store in airtight container.

For popcorn

Melt 1T or so of butter, then make or pop a bag of popcorn. Drizzle butter over to coat the freshly popped popcorn, and then add about 1T (or to taste) of seasoning mix to the popcorn and toss. This is SO delicious!

Recipe Taken from realsimplegood.com