When I was a kid, one of my friend's mom's made nachos every time we came over after school. It wasn't something I would get at home, so it was always a special treat that was really fun to eat. I loved pulling each chip from a pile that was covered in melted cheese, beans, guacamole and jalapeños. Even though nachos seem like an unhealthy food, made responsibly with baked chips (versus fried), good cheese and fresh veggies, it's actually quite the opposite. You get protein from the beans and cheese, vegetables in the form of avocado, salsa and olives, and a carbohydrate from the chips. The best part is that you can tailor this recipe to your family's liking by adding their favorite toppings. Whether you make these as an after-school treat, for a special dinner or even for a party, nachos are always a big winner!

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Nachos (Serves 6)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

egg free

nut free


  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded mexican blend cheese
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place 1/2 of chips in an oven safe dish or on a cookie sheet. Cover with 1/2 of the cheese and beans.
4. Cover with the remaining chips, cheese and beans and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted over chips.
5. Top with guacamol-wee, sour cream, salsa and or olives.


sour cream, salsa, sliced black olives, guacamole http://weelicious.com/2008/04/18/guacamol-wee/ http://weelicious.com/2011/04/12/kiddie-salsa/

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.