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Heart Healthy: Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potato Nachos

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This recipe proves you don’t have to give up your favorite game-day dishes to eat heart-healthy meals. Here’s a lower-fat version of a true classic.

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), makes about 6 cups of rounds
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/3 cup black beans (drained, rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato (1 plum tomato)


  • 1/3 cup no-salt-added, canned, diced tomatoes (drained, rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup chopped avocado


Prep: 10 min.

Ready In: 15 min.


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cover the baking pans with foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray.

Peel and slice the sweet potatoes thinly (about quarter-inch rounds). In a bowl, toss the rounds with olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Spread evenly on prepared pan (might need two pans).

Bake for 10 minutes and use a spatula to flip the sweet potato rounds.

Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until crisp.

Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle beans and cheese over the sweet potatoes. Return to oven until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with tomato and avocado. Serve.

Tip: For easy clean-up, line your baking pan with foil before spraying with nonstick cooking spray, allowing you to toss the foil after use. Also, a well-stocked spice cabinet is an easy way to add flavor without added sodium – however, be sure to look for spices and seasoning mixes without added salt.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 13 sweet potato rounds

Per serving: 209 calories, 5.5 g fat (1.7 g sat, 0.6 g poly, 2.8 g mono), 5 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 6 g protein

Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 ½ starch

Story Credit: https://blackdoctor.org/525660/heart-healthy-sweet-potato-nachos/

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