Crazy for Calorie-Burning
This version of nachos is everything healthy and gluten free too!
Spicy food can boost your metabolism. Studies show that the main compound in chilies, called capsaicin, has a ther- mogenic effect and may cause the body to burn bonus calories after you are done eating.
You will need:
• 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
• 3 teaspoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
• sea salt, to taste
• freshly ground black pepper, to taste
• 2 tablespoons hot sauce
• 2 tablespoons siracha
• 1⁄2 cup diced fresh chilies
• 1 tablespoon butter, melted
• 1 lime, juiced
• 8 cups gluten free corn tortilla chips
• 1 cup grated low fat Monterey jack cheese, grated
• 1 cup grated low fat cheddar cheese
• 1 avocado, chopped
• 3 radish, thinly sliced
• 2 celery stalk, thinly sliced
• low fat or fat free sour cream, to serve
• fresh cilantro, chopped, to serve
1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200 ̊C).
2. On a large baking sheet, toss together the cauliflower florets, olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper. Roast until tender, 20-25 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the hot sauce, siriracha, melted butter, and lime juice.
4. Add the roasted cauliflower to the bowl and mix to coat.
5. Scatter the tortilla chips over the baking sheet. Top with the cauliflower, Monterey Jack cheese, and cheddar cheese.
6. Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 5 minutes.
7. Top with avocado, radishes, diced fresh chilis, celery, sour cream, and cilantro. Serve warm.