It’s hard not to love nachos! While the chips are always going to be deep-fried (i.e., NOT real food), there are ways to make the rest of your nachos reasonably healthy!
So, just in time for Cinco de Mayo this weekend, I thought it’d be fun to throw a little DIY Nacho Bar Party to see just how many good-for-you toppings I could come up with—I’d say I was able to think of a few, LOL. Okay, I may have gone a little overboard, but it was fun, and the leftovers were epic. You could easily do an awesome nacho bar with half of what you see here!
I’d say most of these toppings are optional depending on your preferences and commitment level, except for the chips and cheese of course!
This is my daughter’s plate (below), and I’d say she did okay with getting plenty of veggies piled on! Some of our little friends (who are boys—but I’m not naming names!) just stuck with meat and cheese only, but what can you do?! They did eat the watermelon that we had on the side. 🙂
That was honestly one of the great things about setting this up as a buffet though—everyone could pick and choose what they wanted (and I’m not just talking about the boys)! One of our guests, who is eating vegan (plus also avoiding oil), and another guest, who is doing a low-carb diet, could still pile their plates high with plenty of approved options. I put the mini sliced bell peppers out just for them as a chip alternative, and I am glad I did.
Now here’s that recipe for the queso. I’d love to hear how this goes at your house…please share in the comments below!
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Lisa is a wife, mother, foodie, blogger, and New York Times Best-selling author who is on a mission to cut out processed food.