From the maple forests of Quebec, comes Claudette’s quick and festive Nacho recipe. Keep tins of olives and beans around so you can whip this up when you don’t have time to cook a full meal, but need something quick, crunchy and yummy!
- Drain and mash a tin of 6-blend-beans(or whatever beans you have on hand – black beans, refried beans, kidney beans . . . . ) and add crushed garlic, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, paprika, onion powder, and 1/2 tsp sugar.
- Chop red, yellow and green peppers and a couple tomatoes. Grate some cheddar cheese.
- Spread taco chips on a cookie sheet, dollop spicy bean mixture on chips, sprinkle chopped peppers, tomatoes and sliced black olives, sprinkle with cheddar.
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with hot salsa and sour cream or yogourt (or a mix of the two with some minced onion or green onion). Sprinkle a bit of cilantro on top if you like it.
- Eat and enjoy knowing you are getting some protein and vegetable nutrition with your crunchy goodness!
Claudette’s Tips for Eating More for Less and the Power of Group Meals:
- Buy things on special, cook big batches and freeze some for those days when you have no energy to cook!
- Try to collaborate with others to shop, cook and eat. You have more buying power as a group and when you eat with friends you eat more slowly and digest better. Sitting down to dinner gives you a chance to talk about your day. You can vent, express yourself, listen and be listened to – – – overall eating with others brings down the stress levels and build a sense of community!