Father’s Day Fiesta



Today we are celebrating Father’s Day, but it isn’t the only day in June that is dedicated to celebrating men.


June is Men’s Health Month!

Join Erin Good, Hy-Vee Dietitian with the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as she shares easy and tasty ways to celebrate the #1 man in your life with a Father’s Day fiesta. He’s nacho average Dad. Treat him and yourself with some good grub all month long!


Pig-out the Healthy Way

Treat Dad and his waistline to a healthified version of beef nachos. Simply swap out tortilla chips for mini bell pepper halves to save on calories but still keep the crunch!


Pile on More Fresh Flavors

There’s no wrong way to top your nachos, but squeezing fresh lime juice and using chopped cilantro can take your dish from good to great! These simple garnishes can help you enjoy the fresh, authentic flavor of nachos while saving on sodium.


Dip, Dip Hooray!

Erin will share with viewers how you can easily customize any nacho recipe depending on your Dad’s favorite ingredients and still sneak in some good nutrition. By using 93% lean ground beef in place of 80% lean, Dad’s can enjoy more monounsaturated fats helping keep their hearts healthy and cholesterol levels in check.



Macho Nachos

(Serves 5)


All you need:

  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, minced

  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef

  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning

  • 1 lb mini sweet bell peppers, sliced lengthwise and deseeded

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • ¼ cup Chobani Savor low-fat plain

  • 1 jalapeño (optional)

  • ¼ cup red onion, minced (garnish)

  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro (garnish)


All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F & line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large food processor, add mushrooms & process until minced.

  3. In a large sauté pan, cook ground beef over high heat until brown; add taco seasoning to coat beef. Stir in mushrooms; remove from heat.

  4. Place mini pepper halves on baking sheet and stuff each with beef & mushroom blend. Top each pepper with cheese and bake for 15 minutes.

  5. While peppers bake, add avocado, lime juice, Chobani Savor and jalapeno (if using) to a food processor; process until smooth & creamy.

  6. Once nachos are done baking, garnish each with red onion, avocado cream, & cilantro. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts per serving:

233 calories, 13 g total fat, 240 mg sodium, 16 g total carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 14 g protein


Source:

Adapted from www.loveandzest.com



Erin Good represents the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.

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