Looking for a fun way to eat more veggies throughout the day? Snacking on vegetables doesn’t have to mean munching on raw celery: Try sweet potato nachos instead.
If you’ve never heard of sweet potato nachos, it means using sweet potato in place of the tortilla chips. The sweet potatoes are sliced into thin rounds, seasoned, and baked, so they make a fun + healthy swap for chips. They’re a great source of fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and more.
Look, you’re not trying to “fool” yourself. You know they’re not crunchy, salty tortilla chips, and nobody is asking you to believe sweet potato rounds are a perfect replica. However, everything is better in nacho form, and sweet potato is no exception. Plus, you’ll get more fiber—and less bloating—by eating your nachos the spud way. (Here are other tips to reduce bloating.)
You could top your sweet potato nachos however you wanted, but the recipe below offers a great starting point: black beans, cheese, tomato, and cilantro. Other ingredients you could add are jalapeño, diced red onion or scallions, chopped bell pepper, avocado or guacamole, hot sauce, corn, or pico de gallo. If you’re dairy-free, swap out the cheese for this dairy-free nacho sauce, or just stick to avocado.
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Recipe adapted from the American Heart Association.