Thursday, January 30, 2014

Need a Great Snack for the Big Game? Try This!!

My mom found this incredible recipe and shared it with me, and I did what I always do... I tweaked it. Lol! While the original is great, it's also higher fat and carb than (I think) is necessary. So... I reduced the fat, reduced the starchy carbs, increased protein and flavor. And here is the resulting (amazing) recipe. Enjoy!

Artichoke Nachos
photo of original recipe

serves 8
recipe tweaked by Chelle Stafford

INGREDIENTS
2 large artichokes
1/2 lb ground chicken breast
1/2 tsp Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle
1/2 cup black refried beans, lower sodium
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/2 cup salsa, all natural
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup plain 0% greek  yogurt

DIRECTIONS
Boil or steam artichokes. They're done when a fork easily pierces the stem, and leaves open readily.
While artichokes cook, brown the ground chicken with Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle (or any other flavor). As meat cooks, continue to break up pieces until they're all crumbled.
Place cooked cooled Artichoke leaves in a single layer on a large platter. Place 1/4 teaspoon of warm refried  beans on each leaf. Top with ground chicken. Add a small dollop of greek yogurt to each leaf, then sprinkle with grated cheese, tomatoes, green onions, salsa, and cilantro.
EASY ALTERNATIVE PREP
Cook artichokes and set aside to cool. Once chicken is cooked, mix all other ingredients together in a large bowl. Remove leaves from cooled artichoke, placing on a large platter. Divide chicken mixture among the artichoke leaves. (Does it get any easier??)

NUTRITION
per serving: 142 calories, 14 grams protein, 10 grams carbs, 5 grams fat, 4 grams fiber, 238 mg sodium. 6 grams net carbs.


Original recipe: http://www.oceanmist.com/recipes/140/recipe_detail.aspx
How To Video (original recipe)  http://www.oceanmist.com/video/artichoke-nachos.aspx

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