If you’re looking for a healthy and high protein snack, look no further than protein nachos! By using Quest Protein Chips you’ll be able to satisfy your craving for traditional nachos without the guilt. With only a few net carbs and a whopping 60 grams of protein, these protein nachos will keep you full and satisfied for hours.
So the next time you’re craving a snack, ditch the traditional nachos and opt for these healthy and delicious protein nachos.
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE PROTEIN NACHOS
These will satisfy your nachos craving without all the added fat content.
By using quest protein chips these healthy nachos pack a protein punch.
Doesn’t feel like your eating “diet food”.
Great for any diet: whether your counting calories, tracking macros, doing keto, eating low carb, eating low fat – These will work for you!
Cooked Ground Beef (seasoned with taco seasoning) – I use 96 / 4 ground beef in this recipe. The leaner the beef the better. If you don’t have taco seasoning you can season with onion powder, salt, black pepper and chili powder.
Protein Chips – I use quest protein chips in this recipe, if you can’t find them you can use tortilla chips instead but because this is a main protein source, the recipe will be lower in protein and the calories will be a bit higher as the protein chips are low fat and low carb. I use the chili lime flavor and Jesse loves the loaded taco flavor
Diced Tomatoes – you can use pico de gallo but I just happen to have tomatoes on hand or if you hate tomatoes you could also use bell peppers instead.
Red Onion or yellow onion – If you use pico de gallo you can skip this.
Jalapeños – If you don’t have these or just don’t like the heat you can leave these out.
Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese – if you wash it first, it melts a bit better!
Light Sour Cream
Queso Dip or Tostitos Salsa Con Queso
Optional: Black beans. Personally I don’t think they are needed but I’m listing it as an option because I know a lot of people love beans in their loaded nachos.
HOW TO MAKE PROTEIN NACHOS
Season ground beef with taco seasoning and cook on medium-high heat in a large skillet until browned. Set aside.
Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
On a small baking sheet lay chips in a single layer, top with ground beef, diced tomatoes, Onions, jalapenos and shredded cheese.
Bake in the over for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, top with queso and light sour cream.
The chips will be a little crispy at this point – if you wan them to be soft transfer the nachos to a microwave safe container and pop in the microwave for 30 seconds.
WHAT ARE THE CALORIES / MACROS?
These protein nachos make the perfect snack, the prep time is minimal and the macros are WILD.
Calories: 387 Calories
Carbs: 10 grams of carbs
Fat: 12 grams of fat
Protein: 60 grams of protein.
WAIT. I’m going to repeat that again. SIXTY GRAMS OF PROTEIN FOR UNDER 400 CALORIES.
You can also easily make this on a large platter by doubling or tripling this recipe for the whole family to share!
NEED OTHER HIGH PROTEIN MEAL IDEAS?
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This Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe (High Protein) has 47.5g of protein!
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Protein NachosCourse: AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
4 oz Ground Beef (113g)
1 tsp Taco Seasoning
1 bag Protein Chips
1 tbsp Diced Tomatoes (12g)
1 tbsp Red onion or yellow onion, diced (4g)
1/2 Jalapeños Pepper (10g)
1/4 cup Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese (28g)
1 tbsp Light sour cream (12g)
1 tbsp Queso Dip
- Season ground beef with taco seasoning and cook on medium-high heat in a large skillet until browned. Set aside.
- Pre-heat your oven to 350F
- On a small baking sheet lay chips in a single layer, top with ground beef, diced tomatoes, Onions, jalapenos and shredded cheese.
- Bake in the over for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, top with queso and light sour cream.
- Customize toppings to your liking – Jesse can’t stand jalapenos but loves queso and bacon so he used those instead!