Ninja Nik’s favorite pastime? Being a Ninja. His second favorite? Eating.
Here are some delicious recipes that Nik came up with himself, and are a great opportunity for kids to join adults in the kitchen! Have the kids pull a stool up to the counter if they need it, and enjoy a Ninja Nutrition Party! Just try not to eat it all as you go…Nik’s stealthy sneaky-food-grabbing Ninja moves keep mom on her toes! Hii-yah!
Nik’s Baked Nachos
40 or so baked tortilla chips (this is a great place to go organic!)
1 cup drained black beans
1 lb ground turkey
1 taco seasoning packet
½ cup salsa or taco sauce
2 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese
½ cup black olives–sliced
1 diced avocado
2 diced roma tomatoes
Fat free sour cream
Sliced lime, if desired
Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Spray cooking spray on a 9×13 pan or deep cookie sheet. Set aside. Brown turkey (kids, let the adults handle this part!), and follow instructions on seasoning packet to season the turkey well. Spread out the tortilla chips in a single layer. Top with turkey, beans, olives, and cheese. Bake just until cheese is melted, approximately 5 minutes. Get all the toppings ready while the nachos are getting cheesy and gooey in the oven. Serve nachos immediately and top with preferred toppings. Turn dinner into a nacho bar to put a festive spin on it!