Sweet Potato Nachos {Gluten-free, Low-Carb, Vegetarian}

Who would’ve thought there could be a healthy alternative to Nachos? And not only healthy as in lower cholesterol, lower sodium, and none of those processed GMO chips  – these are actually full of good-for-you nutrients like beta-carotene and fiber!

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The recipe is also super simple and calls for minimal, simple ingredients I always have on hand.

Except the cheese. I rarely eat cheese, but buy it as a special treat for these nachos! Buying good quality, full-fat cheese is important too. Don’t be fooled by “low-fat” or “low-sodium” options; those are often laden with sugar, sugar alcohols, and more processing & chemicals. Try to simply accept that cheese is a high-fat food, and enjoy it as such!

 

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Ingredients:

For the “chips”:

  • 1 whole sweet potato
  • 1 tsp each:
    • paprika
    • chili powder
    • salt
    • pepper
    • garlic powder
  • Avocado oil spray or roughly 1 tbsp.

For the toppings:

  • Full-fat cheese, shredded or cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 whole pepper
  • 1/2 heaping cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Cilantro
  • 1/2 avocado
  • And a dollop of Greek Yogurt

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the sweet potato into rounds, as thick or thin as you like.
  3. Mix all the spices together. Lay the sweet potato rounds onto a baking sheet, and add all the spices & avocado oil. Mix it all up and make sure each chip is nicely coated. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!
  4. Put in the oven for 15 – 18 min (depends how thin you sliced them). Flip, and bake for 5 – 10 more minutes. Take care not to let them burn.
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked through, place a layer in a baking dish. Add some of the beans, some of the cheese, and some peppers & onions. Place a second layer of potatoes, and repeat.
  6. Place back in the oven to broil until cheese is melty, about 3 minutes.
  7. Top with cilantro, avocado, salsa, Greek yogurt (tastes like sour cream, but much healthier option).
  8. Enjoy!!!

 

*This recipe is extremely versatile per any person’s particular needs. Feel free to use different beans, omit any of the veggies, add additional toppings, etc!

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