Super Sweet Potato Nachoes:
This recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Esthetician specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health.
Sweet Potato Nachoes Ingredients:
1-2 large sweet potatoes
Pinch of pink salt
1 lb of organic ground turkey
1 tbsp of grass-fed butter or coconut oil
¼ tsp of chili powder
¼ tsp of cayenne powder
¼ tsp of garlic powder
¼ tsp of onion powder
2 large handfuls of organic spinach
1 small onion
1 large avocado
Raw, grass-fed cheese to taste
Stevia to taste
Sweet Potato Nachoes Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheet with foil
- Slice sweet potatoes thin, using mandolin
- Spray baking sheet or grease with butter or coconut oil, lay sweet potatoes down, sprinkle with salt, and bake until crispy
- Remove, let cool, and place on plate
- Heat pan with butter and cook the onion and ground turkey with the spices until fully cooked.
- Add the spinach at the end to lightly cook it.
- Top sweet potatoes with the ground turkey mix.
- Top with avocado, cheese, and salsa of your choosing.
When planning meals, it is also helpful to have ‘nights’ for things so you always know what you are going to cook for the week. For example: taco night, burger night, pizza night, stiry fry night, salad night. . . and each time you can mix it up with the vegetables and proteins you use.
Lately we have been having nacho nights around these parts. One, because it is an easy way to load in whatever veggies you have, and two, because it is great to have when you have people over for a football or baseball game!
I usually use plantain or sweet potato chips for this
You can load in whatever veggies and greens you have on hand
I sometimes avoid the cheese altogether and add extra avocado- but fee free to use whatever cheese you would like. Goat, sheep, or raw preferred
You can also use any protein you would like for this: ground turkey, buffalo, beef, shredded chicken, or beans
You can find great organic and grass-fed meat through US Wellness Meats here
Dr Jockers Comments:
Many of my clients LOVE corn and white potato chips but we steer them clear of those for a variety of reasons. Corn and potato are both very starchy and high glycemic and impact blood sugar, cause insulin surges that increase inflammation throughout the body. These foods are like gasoline on a fire…they burn us up on the inside.
Additionally, most store-bought chips (even organic ones) use vegetable oils such as corn oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, etc. These oils are high in omega 6 fatty acids and are extremely inflammatory for the body as well.
Sweet potatoes are a MUCH better option when it comes to making your own chips. Using grass-fed butter or coconut oil is a significantly healthier choice. Adding in anti-oxidant rich herbs and veggies makes this a fun, super delicious and nutrient dense dish!