I love tricking myself into thinking I'm eating healthier if whatever I'm eating says "plant based" in front of it. Plant implies vegetables, which implies healthy. So if the nachos are plant based you're basically eating a bowl of chlorophyll magic life force. It's science except for that it isn't. The point is I want you to eat nachos and feel great about it, so here's where you can go to indulge in "healthy" nachos.

The Funky Taco - Vegan Nacho: white corn chips, shitake, cream corn, organic pinto bean, chipotle miso tahini, pickled jalapeno / red onion, micro cilantro, cilantro & guajillo oils

I live for red onion, so any time it's part of a dish, I know it's going to be good. I'd never thought of adding creamed corn to nachos, but that's why I'm just me and not a chef who creates nacho recipes. It's a little unconventional, but totally works.

BBQ4LIFE - Vegan Nachos: house made vegan cheese, tomatoes, green onions, black olives, jalapeños, BBQ sauce, corn tortilla chips or French fries

The game changer here is the option for French fries. As a carb ho, I add the fries to the tortilla chips. I also ask for extra BBQ sauce to smother the added carbs.

Tin Roof Tacos - Black Bean Nachos: black beans, chipotle peppers, pico de gallo,  cilantro avocado sauce, tortilla chips

This is a build your own nachos hack. They offer a black bean vegan taco, so I just take the filling from two of those and dump it over the chips from the Chips and Salsa.

Now that I've equipped you with this knowledge, go forth and have all the nachos you want! Remember, "plant-based" is a diet buzzword that means nothing, and that's ok because the deliciousness of nachos overrides logic.

 

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