Eating healthy takes planning and when you are hungry, you want food fast. Here is a woman who specializes in quick and healthy meals.
Take a trip to the grocery store with dietician Zonya Foco, R.D., and you will see her excitement. She says, "Everybody eats and nutrition is really important. And I’m passionate about it."
Her specialty is healthy eating on the go — fast food in a flash.
Foco says, "I like to buy the ready-cleaned, ready-to-go, because I’m the lickety-split queen."
Today, she is making one-minute nachos.
"It feels like you are indulging. It feels like, I mean it’s sinful to be able to have nachos for dinner," says Foco.
Start with 10 to 15 baked corn tortilla chips. Next, add protein with some reduced-fat cheese and spicy pinto beans.
"These are ingredients that you can have around all the time," says Foco, "You can use the spicy pintos or you can use chili beans, good old chili beans, or refried beans in a can, all ready to go. Refried beans are great."
Pop it in the microwave for 45 seconds. Then you are ready to finish it off. Add salsa and black olives. In about one minute, it is flavorful and low fat.
"Final touches, of course, some light sour cream," says Foco.
"At a restaurant, you’d be looking at 55 grams of fat and 800 calories. This dish comes in at 8 grams of fat and only 400 calories," she says.
And this lickety-split cook is her own best fan.
Recipes by Zonya Foco, R.D.
Cheese Pita Pizza
Corny Chicken Salad
Easy Cheesy Tomatoes
Quick and Easy Nachos