Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

A few days ago I was craving for chips, unfortunately (or fortunately for my clean eating) we didn’t have any in our pantry. But I did still have the sweet potato that I bought a few days prior that I completely forgot about. So I decided why not try to make homemade and healthier version of the traditional nachos. Gosh, was I glad I went through with this recipe because it was delicious! Also the replacement of the chips with the sweet potato not only adds fibre but also a lot essential vitamins like Vit. A and C. Serve them hot for your group of friends or just simply for you during those lazy days at home.

 

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos 

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (or use 2 medium size ones if for a group)
  • Ground Turkey
  • Olives
  • Green Onions
  • Guacamole
  • Tomatoes (could also use cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Corn
  • 3 tsp of smoked paprika
  • Optional: Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt (healthier choice)
  • Nutritional yeast (since I didn’t use cheese, you can sprinkle some on top of your nachos if you want a cheesy taste if you’re avoiding dairy)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 Farenheit.
  2. Slice your sweet potato as much as you can, about 1/8 inch thick.
  3. Prepare your vegetable toppings for the nachos.
  4. Once your sweet potatoes are sliced, make sure you coat them in olive oil.
  5. Then place your sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, spread evenly to ensure equal roasting time for each piece.
  6. Let it roast for about 12 mins. After 12 mins take it out to flip, then put it in for another 12 mins in the oven.
  7. While your sweet potatoes are in the oven, cook your ground turkey.
  8. Once the turkey has browned, add in some garlic powder and black pepper. Mix it in with the turkey. Then add in your 3 tsp of smoked paprika.
  9. NOTE: The amount of garlic powder, black pepper and smoked paprika really depends on your taste. But what we’re really going for is bbq-like smokiness for our ground turkey.
  10. After the full 24 minutes are up and you want the chips a little bit crispier, put them in broil for about 3 minutes. Check to make sure they do not burn!
  11.  Then take it out from the oven and start plating. Start with a layer of sweet potatoes on the bottom, then add in a little bit of your turkey and so on. Add your vegetables and top it all with your guacamole and sprinkle some nutritional yeast.
  12. Enjoy!img_2106.jpgIMG_2086

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Glasses Gal

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