After Meals Berry Dessert Nachos Recipe
Berry Dessert Nacho Ingredients
- Raspberries, blackberries and strawberries –1 cup each
- Sour cream – 3/4 cup light or fat-free
- Frozen whipped dessert topping – 3/4 cup light variety, thawed
- Tortillas – 3whole wheat flour or regular flour tortillas
- Butter – 1 tablespoon, melted
- Sugar – 2 teaspoons
- Nuts – 2 tablespoons toasted and sliced almonds, cashews etc.
- Chocolate – 1 tablespoon of semisweet chocolate grated
- Cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
- Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- Stir the dessert topping, sour cream, vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon powder in a bowl. Mix it well so that it is a smooth paste and cover the bowl. Keep it in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the tortillas.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F. Brush both sides of each tortilla individually with the melted butter.
- Stir the sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the tortillas. Cut the tortilla into wedges and place them on two un-greased baking sheets. Place them in the oven and allow them to bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are crisp. Remove them from the oven, set them aside and allow them to cool completely.
- Once they have cooled, divide the wedges into six dessert bowls. Top them with the berries and the chilled sour cream mixture. Decorate each bowl with a sprinkling of grated chocolate and sliced almonds.
- Each serving of Berry Dessert Nachos contains 195 calories along with 2 g of fat. It is a diabetes friendly salad and is also suitable for people with cholesterol problems as it has absolutely no cholesterol.
- Like all berries, strawberries are very high in minerals and vitamins. They are rated among the topmost natural sources for manganese, vitamin C and dietary fiber. Bad cholesterol (LDL) oxidizes and damages artery walls. The flavonoids in strawberries obstruct this oxidation process and restrict the damage.
- Blue berries too are high in Vitamin C and fiber. However, they also contain a flavonoid that offers protection from Ovarian Cancer. Consuming blueberries also protects the brain from oxidative stress and helps to reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Raspberries are a good source of calcium, iron and Vitamin C. They also contain pectin which helps in the elimination of cholesterol as well as environmental toxins. In addition to this, they are also beneficial for vision and aid in the prevention and cure of many vision-related conditions.