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Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos & Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free)

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Dairy-free Option)

I told you they were LOADED with goodness. YuM!

Take a look at these puppies. Sweet potato, cheese (if you want), chicken (if you want), and veggies galore. Oh, and did I mention the freshest guacamole? They’re perfect for game day eats, party appetizers, or simply a quick and easy weeknight meal. Instead of the traditional corn chip nachos loaded with fake cheese whiz that fills your body with artificial crud, these loaded sweet potato nachos are full of veggies, protein, and healthy fat. They are SO good and perfect for putting in front of a couch of football fans wanting some yummy treats. Also, I used cheese (goat, but you can also use your fave cheese alternative), but feel free to omit entirely!

I’ve also included my favorite guacamole recipe. It’s my old standby that uses just a handful of fresh ingredients. Use it as a base to add your favorite guac mix-ins, or let it shine as is.

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Dairy-free Option)

Loaded Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos (Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free, with Vegan Option)
Serves 1-2 as main, or more as an appetizer

2 Sweet potatoes (I used one orange and one purple sweet potato for more color)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cumin, Chili Powder, Paprika, Turmeric, Garlic Powder (just to sprinkle the potato slices)
1/2 cup shredded roasted chicken – about 1 roasted breast – optional
1/4 cup cooked black beans (Eden Organics is BPA-free)
1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice divided into two 1/4 cup portions (I used a local, raw goat mozzarella. If you can’t tolerate goat, use your favorite cheese alternative – I recommend Daiya or nut cheeses) – optional
1/2 cup of salsa (I make a quick ‘salsa’ using 1 chopped tomato, 1/8 onion chopped, a squeeze of lime, a sprinkle of salt, 1 tsp jalepeno chopped (or more depending on your spice preference, can omit))
1/2 of a small red pepper, chopped
5 black olives, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Guacamole (see recipe below)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice your sweet potatoes thinly (you could use mandolin for thinner, crisper pieces). Rub the potato slices with enough olive oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, turmeric, garlic powder to thinly coat them. Lay the slices flat on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake until crispy (it took about 15-20 minutes for me, but it depends on how thin you slice them). After about 10 minutes, check them frequently to pull out any thinner/smaller pieces that are browning too fast.**Note; if you use purple sweet potatoes, i’ve noticed they cook faster.

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Dairy-free Option)

Baked and ready to be topped!

While the sweet potato slices are roasting, chop and prep your other ingredients. Once the slices are crispy, take them out and sprinkle 1/4 cup of your cheese of choice throughout the slices (if using cheese – if not, omit this step).

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Dairy-free Option)

Bake for 5-8 minutes at 400 degrees until cheese is melted. Top with all of your other ingredients, including the second 1/4 cup of cheese (if using), and garnish with cilantro and a big glob of guacamole.

Time-saving tip:

  • Grab a plain rotisserie chicken at the store – you’ll get 2 large breasts ready to be shredded, no cooking necessary. You can then use the rest of the chicken in other meals throughout the week. Note: I recommend buying certified organic chicken to steer clear of antibiotics, hormones, and other nasty things that you definitely don’t want to be eating.

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Dairy-free Option)

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Dairy-free Option)

And now, onto the guacamole!

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Dairy-free Option)

This simple guacamole recipe lets the avocado, lime, and cilantro really shine through – classic,                        fresh, and zesty. Feel free to use as is or add in your favorite guac mix-ins like tomato or garlic!

Fresh, Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free)
4 avocados
2 TB minced yellow/white onion (if you’re not a huge onion fan, add in 1 TB, taste, then adjust as needed)
1/2 to 1 lime squeezed
1 TB minced jalepeno (about 1/4-1/2 of a pepper)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/8 tsp salt

Add the avocado meat to a large bowl and gently mash with a fork or potato masher. Add in the other ingredients and mix well. Taste as you go to adjust the amount of other ingredients. I like my guac chunky with lots of lime juice, so I add another spritz of lime and more cilantro to garnish.

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos and Homemade Guacamole (Gluten-free, Dairy-free Option)

Serve with the Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos or dip your favorite raw veggies or bean chips in it!

 

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness… These “nachos” look amazing! I’ve made sweet potato chips before and they were a little soft (I don’t think I baked them long enough), but heck… who cares if you have to eat this dish with a fork instead of your fingers!!!
    Brianne recently posted…Sugar Detox Cravings BustersMy Profile

  2. Every time I come to your site, I end up in awe of your food pictures. I’m also obsessed with avocado’s and guacamole – I could seriously eat it everyday, all day. I never thought to make chips out of sweet potato’s. I’ll have to try that soon.

  3. YUM! I could eat these all the time! In fact, I want some right now! :)

  4. Yum! This looks so good and so healthy! I love sweet potatoes, never thought to make them into nachos!

  5. Wow, those nachos look amazing!! They look like the perfect meal to me. ;)
    Lisa@ Cooking with Curls recently posted…Milky Way Martini & cooking with astrologyMy Profile

  6. I like the idea of using sweet potatoes as the base for all the fresh nacho goodies. May have to give this a try.
    Genie recently posted…We Need Your PrayersMy Profile

  7. Those look AMAZING!!!!
    Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife} recently posted…Weekly Menu Plan 01.19.13My Profile

  8. What a great idea!! Costco has organic sweet potatoes on sale right now, too! Thanks for sharing at Wellness Wednesday last week!
    Anjanette Barr recently posted…Microwave Health and Safety Concerns (Wellness Wednesday Link-Up)My Profile

  9. Oh wow! These are amazing. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday
    Adelina Priddis recently posted…Encourage Kids to try new Foods and GiveawayMy Profile

  10. I bought those sweet potatoes! :) And I’m featuring this post tomorrow at RaisingtheBarrs.com
    Anjanette Barr recently posted…Why We Homeschool: From Public School to HomeschoolMy Profile

  11. Looks good, pinned to my healthy eating board, thanks for sharing weekly on Real Food Fridays.
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