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You don't have to give up you're favourite foods to stay healthy. With a few tweaks on traditional high calorie nachos this healthy and nutritious alternative is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings. 


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large red onion,chopped
3 cloves garlic,finely chopped or crushed
250g lean beef mince
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 can (440g) crushed tomatoes in juice
1 can (440g) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium zucchini, chopped into 1 cm pieces
1/2 medium green capsicum,chopped into 1 cm pieces
1/2 medium red capsicum, chopped into 1 cm pieces
4 large wholemeal pita breads
1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
3 spring onions, sliced
chili flakes
Natural reduced fat yoghurt


Heat oil in large frypan and cook onion, garlic and beef mince for about 5 minutes until onions are clear and meat is browned evenly. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
Add the remaining ingredients ( except the pita bread and cheese) and simmer for 10 minutes with lid off, stirring occasionally.
Break pieces of pita bread (cut or torn into triangle shapes) and place on an ovenproof plate or tray. Cook in oven for 10 minutes at 180ºC until crunchy.
Spoon beef and vegetable mixture over pita bread and top with grated cheese, and serve with a dollop of yoghurt and sprinkle spring onions and chilli flakes.


*Adapted and reproduced by Cancer Council Queensland with permission.

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