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Healthier Nachos

Oh, Mexican food how I love thee! Especially nachos. I can eat a whole plate of nachos all by myself, not that it’s wise for the waistline, but hey it’s nachos!!

Like most of my recipes, I play around and research alternatives to make traditional recipes healthier.

And that’s what I did with these sweet potato nachos! What makes them a “healthy” alternative, is the substitution of tortilla chips with baked sweet potato slices (good carbs), and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Add shredded baked chicken and voilà you have a carb friendly, low calorie, protein packed plate of goodness! I promise you this will be a hit at your next gathering!

Healthier Nachos

Serves 4


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tsp. paprika

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed

  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 avocado, diced or smashed

  • Greek yogurt

  • Salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 425F and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Peel, slice sweet potatoes into ¼ inch rounds and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and mix to ensure that each potato slice is coated evenly. Season with paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.

  3. Place potatoes in a single layer on your baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, turning them over halfway through.

  4. Remove from oven and transfer rounds to a cast iron skillet. It’s ok for the edges to overlap. Top with beans and cheese place back in oven for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped green onions. Serve with avocado, Greek yogurt and salsa.

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