Super Sweet Potato Nachoes:
This Sweet Potato Nachoes recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. You will love these sweet potato nachos!
Sweet Potato Nachos
Yield 4 Servings
- 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
Step #1: Preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheet with foil
Step #2: Slice sweet potatoes thin, using mandolin
Step #4: Remove, let cool, and place on plate
Step #6: Add the spinach at the end to lightly cook it.
Step #7: Top sweet potatoes with the ground turkey mix.
Step #8: Top with avocado, cheese, and salsa of your choosing.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Courses Snack or Side Dish
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 25 g
Total Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Protein 33 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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!