Nutritious Nachos


  • 1 lb fresh or thawed frozen turkey
  • 1 can fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can chopped green chiles (undrained)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 15-20 tortilla chips
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • Handful fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Salsa
  • 1 mango


  1. Begin cooking one lb. of fresh or thawed frozen ground turkey in a frying pan.
  2. As the turkey is cooking and begins to brown, add one can of fat-free refried beans and then season the mixture with one can of chopped green chiles (undrained) or 1tsp. of ground cumin.
  3. When the ground turkey is completely cooked (no more pink is showing), season it with 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped cilantro and garlic powder to taste.
  4. Place about 15-20 chips on a plate, top with ½ cup the turkey and bean mixture and 1/3 cup of shredded cheese, and then microwave on high for about 1 minute or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove chips from the microwave and top with a large handful of fresh baby spinach leaves, diced tomatoes, and about 2 tablespoons of non-fat Greek yogurt and salsa.
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each additional plates.
  7. Serve a half a mango with each plate of nachos.


  • Lean hamburger or diced boneless skinless chicken breast can be used in place of ground turkey.
  • For a tasty twist, consider chopping up the mangos and serving on top of the nachos.
  • Use the left™ over chips and filling and mix with other fresh greens and vegetables for two taco salad for future lunches.
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