Friday, January 2, 2015


Haystacks are fun, filing, and flexible, depending on what toppings you have around the kitchen. A haystack is a meal in itself, with no side dishes necessary. 

Total time11 min
Prep10 min
Cook1 min
Yield1 Servings


  • 1 cup beans , canned (low sodium) or chili
  • 12 chips Natural Yellow Corn Chips
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato , diced
  • 2 tablespoons onion , diced
  • 1/4 medium avocado , diced
  • 1 tablespoon black olives , chopped or sliced


Heat the beans. Layer the ingredients on a plate in the following order: chips, beans, and vegetables. Top with salsa or guacamole. 

Nutritional Information
Serving size:  1 haystack
Total Carbs48.3g
Dietary Fiber15.5g


Optional toppings include guacamole, 1 oz. shredded cheese, salsa, or sautéed vegetables.

A lot of the sodium in this is from the chips and canned beans. It's easier to make with purchased items, but if you can make them from scratch, you'll save a lot on the sodium and fat.

A tip for using canned products that have sodium...rinsing and draining canned beans cuts about 40% of the sodium.

This recipe works great with rice or quinoa instead of chips if you're not a chip eater. I love corn chips, but I like to make my own from toasting corn tortillas in the oven.


    1 comment:

    1. When did you start a food blog? I totally missed it! I'm following now though! I made those sausage balls on Christmas this year. First time I ever made them and they were so good :)