Nachos {recipe} + {Salba Chia review}

Have you guys heard of Salba Chia?

From their website:

Salba chia is the most nutrient dense form of Salvia hispanica L. (chia), and the richest whole food source of Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber found in nature.

Salba chia is different than your typical chia seed. . . here is some info on what makes it different from the Salba website:

Salba chia is premium chia, or as we like to call it, the smarter chia. Here are some of the ways Salba chia differentiates itself from generic chia strains:

  • Salba chia is the only form of Salvia hispanica L. that has undergone intensive peer reviewed human clinical research with positive published results
  • Salba chia is the most nutritionally dense and nutritionally consistent form of chia
  • Salba chia is a blend of the only 2 registered varieties (Sahi Alba 911 & 912) of chia among 80+ generic strains
  • Salba chia is white and visually blends easily into almost any food, making it easier to “eat with your eyes” as well as your taste buds
  • Salba chia has 5.58g (35%) more protein than generic chia
  • Salba chia has 500mg (312%) more potassium than generic chia
  • Salba chia has 139mg (22%) more calcium than generic chia

AND Salba chia seeds worked great for my chia peanut butter power bars. Smile

The company was nice enough to send me a bag of their tortilla chips. “Smarter than your average chip” because they have chia seeds baked right in! And they were the perfect base for my nachos.


We make nachos at least once per month. Super easy to make, delicious, and totally customizable. And who doesn’t love nachos?! We made these one night when Laura was visiting and she loved them!! I think she made them for herself and her boyfriend again later that same week.

So, start with a large cookie sheet.


Lay out chips in a single layer. (I had to include some of our standard Doritos on half the cookie sheet in case Scott didn’t like my “healthy” chips –> turned out to not be a problem at all!)


Top with shredded cheese.


Put in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is just melted.


Top with taco meat.


Drizzle with taco sauce.


Add shredded cheese and tomatoes.


Serve on the cookie sheet with sour cream in the corners.


Dig in and enjoy!!



Chips (I usually use Doritos but any tortilla chip would be great)
1 lb ground beef or chicken
1 envelope Taco seasoning
Taco sauce
Mexican or Taco shredded cheese
Sour Cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Brown beef/chicken and prepare according to taco seasoning directions. Keep warm on low heat.
3. Arrange chips on large cookie sheet in a single layer.
4. Top with shredded cheese.
5. Put in oven about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
6. Sprinkle meat over chips. (I usually use about 1/2 of the mixture and then save the other half for leftovers.)
7. Drizzle with taco sauce
8. Top with shredded lettuce and tomatoes.
9. Serve (if desired) on cookie sheet with sour cream in corners.
10. Dig in and enjoy!!

What are your must-have nacho ingredients??

**I was provided with Salba products for free, but as usual, all opinions are 100% my own.


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13 Responses to Nachos {recipe} + {Salba Chia review}

  1. Umm, I’ve never used doritos for tacos….but now I will probably try that soon! As for the chia chips, those sound awesome too! Hopefully cub picks these up so I can try them! (or costco, i find some really great healthy foods there)
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  2. Jackie

    Love these! So up my alley!

  3. Yum, I wonder if Whole Foods sells them. Would be great if they do.
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  4. Nachos sounds really good & yours look yummy! I love chia seeds. Just posted a recipe with them today too.
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  5. Oh my gosh, I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner tonight and after seeing this, I might have to go with Mexican! Looks delicious 🙂
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  6. I LOVE nachos!!!! I could probably eat them all the time! I love adding black olives and jalapeños to my nachos! I’ve made nachos with sliced sweet potatoes also and that was AMAZING!!!
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  7. Those look great! I love how you served them on the baking sheet. Creative! We use sweet potatoes for our nachos. So good!
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