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!
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!
For the “chips”:
- 1 whole sweet potato
- 1 tsp each:
- chili powder
- 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
- 1/2 avocado
- And a dollop of Greek Yogurt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut the sweet potato into rounds, as thick or thin as you like.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Place back in the oven to broil until cheese is melty, about 3 minutes.
- Top with cilantro, avocado, salsa, Greek yogurt (tastes like sour cream, but much healthier option).
*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!