Bacon & Cheese Butternut Squash Nachos!

by DanicasDaily on January 1, 2013

Happy 2013 Everyone!  Thanks for sharing all your goals for the New Year on yesterday’s post.  I know that 2013 is going to be a fantastic year that we all achieve everything we set out to do.

This morning a group of us from my Sunday meeting set out to cheer our leader on for her new meeting that started on New Year’s Day.  I snacked on orange slices, a banana and drank probably way too much coffee, but, it was fun to get together with everyone and start the year off with a little extra motivation.

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I was starving when I walked on the door and grabbed 2 oz. of that Merlot BellaVitano Cheese while I prepared lunch to check off my dairy requirements Winking smile (SF + 4 WPA) – 4 points+

The Husband started catching a cold last night so I cooked up a batch of Chicken Noodle Soup for him as soon as I walked in the door.  I am not sure what I did differently this time, but, this didn’t really hit the spot. (SF) – 5 points+

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It could’ve just been that we had these fantastic Tostitos Hint of Lime Tortilla chips leftover from our New Year’s Eve celebration. 

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As if I need another reason to be addicted to chips, these little tangy flecks of lime make these tortilla chips completely irresistible. (SF + 4 WPA) – 4 points+

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I have pretty much decided that these Blue Diamond Habanero BBQ Almonds are the almonds I love the most this year.  Last year, it was the Salt & Vinegar, but, these…..it’s like having these lick your finger good, crunchy, BBQ Chips for only 2 points+ for a 1/2 ounce. (SF + 2 WPA)

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As we were pondering what to eat for dinner, The Husband saw a picture of Southwestern Potato Skins in the Clean Eating Magazine I was reading.  It instantly made me think of the Sweet Potato BLTA Nachos we had awhile back.

He chose Yukon Potatoes for his “chips”.

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Topped with cheese, bacon, green onions and all the fixin’s.

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Served up with simple, crisp romaine salads topped with Balsamic. SF – 0 points+.

Since we were out of Sweet Potatoes, I had 3 options ~ Yukon potatoes, Sweet Potato Puffs or Butternut Squash.

I picked the Butternut Squash because I know I love Butternut Squash Fries.

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You get these golden little “chips” when you slice the butternut stem thin, toss with a little sea salt, black pepper and olive oil, then, roast the chips at 450 for 15 minutes, flipping half way through.

Topped with 1 oz. reduced fat sharp cheddar and 2 slices of the real deal bacon…..

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Splashed with the Hot Pepper Sauce we bought in Jamaica…..

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And topped with all the fixin’s ~ jalapenos, green onions, cherry tomatoes and a little drizzle of 0% Greek Yogurt.

AAAAMAZINGLY good…not as delicious as sweet potatoes (that’s tough competition), but, still sweet, spicy, cheesy, bacon-y good!  (SF + 4 WPA) – 6 points+

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I think I might just join in with The Husband and have dessert tonight ~ I am thinking one of his Trader Joe’s Caribbean Popsicles….they are so fruity and refreshing for only 2 points+.

STATS:

  • AL ~ 0 AP, 56% ~ AL actually asked me today how that whole Challenge Goal thing is working for me and if I wanted to fine-tune my strategy to actually meet my target each day ~ ha!  Today was my last lazy day….tomorrow, I say hello to the treadmill again ~ I will show AL how wrong he is!
  • 23 Daily Points+
  • 67 oz. of water – success!

Night all!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Deborah Christy January 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Oh I know what you mean about AL and asking me what I wanted to do to get closer to my goal! I have been sick and the weather has been lousy so it has been almost 4 weeks since I reached 100% consistently! I had hoped to get on track today, but rainy and cold again. I have been moving furniture and going thru unpacked boxes, but that just does not earn the APs like walking does! Good luck tomorrow with the treadmill!

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suzanne January 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

On my those nacho’s look amazing! I can’t wait till the Active Link gets here.

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Christi January 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Wow, definitely amazing looking nachos! I never would have thought to use butternut squash that way, totally trying it, thank you!

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Bridget January 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm

OMG – when I was pregnant with my son (now four) I ate those tostitos by the BAG. And a store near me – Big Y, has a similar chip – margarita flavor. Holy pig outs, batman! No wonder I’m still working on losing the weight. Go you for being able to portion out servings! Atta girl! ;-)

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