My family loves Mexican food. We’ve consumed our fair share of fajitas from El Agave and one more than a few occasions have used the kitchen island to set up a taco bar. We also love meat, especially red meat.
But in my quest to be a positive role model for my daughter, I started making small changes to improve my overall health. I have restricted myself to one can of Diet Coke per day and increased my water intake. Instead of eating chips and dip for lunch (my absolute favorite snack), I grab a few chips and throw some lean protein on it, in the form of Gardein Beefless Ground.
I know, I know. You’re wondering what the heck is beefless ground and why is this self-proclaimed meat lover is putting it on her nachos. Well, if I’ve learned anything in my 40 years, it’s that before you pass judgment on a food, you try it for yourself.
What’ll you find is this stuff is pretty darn good.
And that it’s a certified vegan product that is a garden grown protein. Yup, you read that right…it’s made from non-GMO soybeans. Another bonus, it has less fat and calories that meat with no cholesterol. It’s basically a healthier, more convenient way to eats foods that you like. Which means you can eat more of it, right? 🙂
Now for the record, I did not eat this entire plate of loaded nachos. I considered it. More than once but decided just because something is better for you, doesn’t mean you should eat 4x as much!
- 1 pkg Gardein Beefless Ground (found in the freezer section)
- 1 bag nacho chips
- 1 avocado, diced
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese
- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced
- taco seasoning
- black olives, drained and sliced
- Cook Gardein Beefless Ground according to package instructions, adding taco seasoning and ⅔ cups water.
- Spread tortilla chips on a platter and sprinkle beefless ground over the chips.
- Sprinkle remaining ingredients and serve.
Not only is Gardein Beefless Ground better for you, it’s less expensive as well. For less than I would pay for a lb. of ground beef, I was able to have enough beefless ground for two huge servings of loaded nachos. Plus, for a limited time there is a $1.00 coupon off any Gardein product, making it even more affordable.
I’m looking forward to trying more products from the Gardein family. Next on the list: crispy chick’n patties. I have a feeling these will be a regular on my grocery list…