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Game Day Sweet Potato Nachos

The big day is almost here!  

This is the epitome of the term “Sunday Funday”, right?  Friends, football, food – the most important 3 “F” words you need for game day.

To be honest, I am not interested in anything other than the food, commercials, and halftime show this year.  (Hello… Justin Timberlake is performing!) Well ok, that is pretty much all I am interested in every year.  

I have to say, I think my friends are always a little hesitant to invite me to their potluck parties.  

They just assume the dietitian friend is going to judge their food choices and bring a dish with kale and chickpeas.  While I do love kale and chickpeas, I believe its important to eat a little of everything in moderation.   And I am all about living in that judgment-free zone when it comes to other people’s food choices.  

Who wouldn’t want to invite me to their game day party?  Especially when I whip up a delicious game day dish you wouldn’t even know is good for you!

With that being said, when I think of game watching food, I always think of nachos.  Who doesn’t love nachos?  While I am forever a fan of crispy tortilla chips topped with cheese and an endless list of delicious toppings, I have to share a healthy version of nachos that I absolutely love!  You would never know it’s loaded with vitamin A and fiber by the looks of it.  

Serve as an appetizer at your game day party or add chicken or beef for added protein and eat this goodness as dinner!  

Sweet Potato Nacho Fries
A delicious and healthy alternative to traditional nachos.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into ¼ inch thick rounds and then halved
  3. ½ teaspoon sea salt
  4. ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  5. ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  6. 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  7. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  8. ½ cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  9. ½ cup black beans, rinsed
  10. 2 tablespoons chopped chilies
  11. ½ cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  12. ½ cup red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, chopped
  13. 2 green onions, chopped
  14. 1 avocado, chopped
  15. 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add sweet potatoes and season with ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a pre-greased baking sheet and place in oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are softened.
  5. While the sweet potatoes are baking in the oven, combine Greek yogurt, lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon of sea salt, garlic powder, and chili powder in a small mixing bowl. Stir well.
  6. When sweet potatoes are done, add the cheese, beans, green chilies, and peppers. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, green onions, avocado, sour cream mixture, and cilantro
Notes
  1. For added protein, add shredded cooked chicken, or taco-seasoned ground beef.
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This recipe and post were submitted by guest contributor Carrie Moody. Carrie is a registered dietitian and fitness instructor. Check out more of Carrie’s delicious and healthy recipes at on Instagram @fitbalancenutrition_rd .

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