Sweet potatoes are quite popular during the Fall months. As they should be with the holiday season in its midst. The aroma of sweet potato pie and yams wafting through the house; the synthetic smells of it emanating from scented candles. Why limit the use of sweet potatoes to just desserts and the occasional sweet potato fries or mashed/whipped varieties? Let’s “spice” it up with some Keto sweet potato nachos!
Paleo Keto Sweet Potato Nachos
Nachos are God’s gift from Mexico. Here in Texas they are as ubiquitous as big trucks and southern drawls. The main issue with traditional nachos, especially those consumed at stadia, movie theaters, and even restaurants is that they are loaded with transfats and preservatives. The corn tortilla chips are fried in industrial grade vegetable oil (Click HERE to read why this bad for your health), the cheese is low-grade “goo” coming out of a can loaded with cellulose (wood pulp) and the meat (if you are lucky to get nachos with meat) are shot-up with antibiotics and growth hormones which get into your bloodstream. As with all foods, it is best to eat at home so you may control the ingredients and assure that your food is not as toxic-laden.
Now, paleo keto sweet potato nachos cannot be truly keto or even low carb since sweet potatoes do have ample amount of carbs. But compared to the traditional corn tortillas, they are LOWER IN CARBS. In fact these have approximately 22 grams per serving. So though the key component of the paleo keto sweet potato nachos might bring you some carbs, you can control the toppings and make it to your tailored taste.
This recipe contains healthy mono unsaturated “superfood” toppings such as avocado; the organic chicken or beef will bring the protein and animal saturated fat needed by all humans. Add queso fresco, goat cheese, sour cream or whichever you prefer to keep the protein and fat up while the carbs at zero. Throw in some onions, tomatoes (or salsa), peppers, cilantro, and alike to make it visually stunning and delectable.
Read more about the benefits of a paleo lifestyle.
It might take you some time to get accustomed to the taste and texture of the sweet potato chips. They are not as crunchy as the fried tortilla chips, but they contain more fiber, healthy fats, and micronutrients. It is best to cut them into round pieces, thinly sliced, to make bring out their crunchy best.
Keto Sweet Potato Nachos Even Your Tia Would Enjoy!Print This
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup bell peppers, dices
- 1-2 jalapenos, sliced
- 2 avocados, diced
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 1 cup black beans
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- Fresh cilantro, minced
- Fresh salsa (optional)
- 1/2 cup sour cream, queso fresco, goat cheese, or any cheese of your liking (optional)
- 1 chicken breast, shredded or 1/2 pound ground beef (optional)
- Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a bowl, mix sweet potato slices, olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, turmeric with salt and pepper to taste.
Place sweet potatoes in a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, turning a few times.
Warm up beans in a saucepan.
Remove sweet potatoes from oven and top with bell pepper, green onions, jalapenos, and chia seeds.
Return the loaded slices to the oven to broil for 10-15 minutes.
Add the beans to the loaded potatoes.
Serve with avocado, salsa, fresh cilantro, and your choice of cheese and meat.