Okay, first two things. First, the more you cook, the better/less awkward you are at cooking…who knew?!? I’m starting to feel a little big better about my kitchen skills in the last few weeks. Secondly, meal prep will save you so much time and energy it’s freaking crazy. Seriously, I can’t imagine not having all this food prepped every week. It’s all so convenient and ready to go for me and the whole family, so when mealtime comes around and I have 3 hungry kids, I literally have 5 options that are READY TO GO. If you are not meal prepping, that’s just insane. It takes 1 hour, one day a week and it saves you so much time, energy and stress in the long run.
Now, to the topic at hand…THE MOST EPIC DINNER OF ALL TIME. Y’all, nachos are my kryptonite, and basically how I survived the first trimester of both of my pregnancies. I FUCKING LOVE NACHOS. And until one of my coaching friends posted a pic of her kale nachos recently, I hadn’t even considered trying to make them healthy and plan approved. I just used what I already had ready to go, and it was so easy and quick and not much clean up because I had basically already prepped everything. I didn’t follow a recipe, I just assembled the meal the way I wanted to, which is how I roll.
Kale and Chicken Nachos
So, I started with the kale-
-Buy the washed and cut kale from the grocery store
-Cover two pans with foil (so you don’t have to clean them later), spray the foil with olive oil, put the kale on (IN A SINGLE LAYER), spray the kale with olive oil
-Add salt and garlic powder and put it in the oven for 15 minutes at 350.
-It should be crispy and chip-like when it comes out, if it’s soft, it’s not ready
-From there, I added sautéed onions and salsa chicken (which was already prepped in ready in the fridge) to a pan, just to warm them up.
-I put the chicken/onion mixture on top of the kale, and I added shredded cheese on top of the chicken and onion mixture immediately so that it would get a little melted
-Topped with black beans, plain Greek yogurt, green onions and cholula
You could add ANYTHING that you normally like on top of nachos. I portioned everything out according to my plan, and I used what we already had in the fridge, and it was INCREDIBLE! This is definitely going to be added to the weekly rotation! You’ve gotta try. It seriously tasted just as good as regular restaurant nachos!