Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a feast of Tex-Mex food and margaritas is a Texas tradition, but all that queso and sugary alcohol is heavy in fat and calories.
“Black or pinto beans are not only great sources of protein, but great sources of fiber as well,” Anding said. “Be bold! Try black bean, grilled corn, onion and pepper nachos topped with guacamole for a plant-based powerhouse of nutrition!”
More nacho ingredient swaps
- Lower the calories in guacamole by mixing it with salsa.
- Skip the meat and use grilled vegetables for the topping.
- Use lots of colorful vegetables like diced tomato, green peppers, pineapples or mango salsa.
- Use a low-fat or fat-free cheese.
- Make sure to get low-fat tortilla chips, and be aware of the serving size. Look for baked chips or chips made with beans instead of corn.