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Sweet Potato Nachos

It’s a new year and I am finally getting back on track with the blog. It’s been awhile! Sooo I am starting the new year with these amazing sweet potato nachos. These make a perfect snack, appetizer for a party, or even a meal.

sweet potato nachos

These are very simple to make! I gave the potatoes a good wash and sliced them leaving the skin on. I then soaked them in a bowl of water. This helps remove some of the starch in the potatoes which helps in getting crispy potatoes. Another tip to get those sweets crispy is to place them in a single layer on the baking sheet and giving them plenty of room. I ended up using 2 baking sheets.

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I then topped them with cheese, black beans, diced tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and salsa. You could also add avocado, greek yogurt, or any of you favorite nacho toppings.

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Sweet Potato Nachos
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
157g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
22%
Saturated Fat 10g
52%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg
7%
Sodium 402mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
211%
Vitamin C
67%
Calcium
19%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 large sweet potatoes, washed and sliced with skins on
  2. 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  3. Salt and pepper
  4. 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  5. 1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  6. 1tomato, diced
  7. 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  8. 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  9. 1/2 cup salsa
Instructions
  1. Place sliced sweet potatoes in a large bowl filled with water. Soak sweet potatoes for about an hour. Remove sweet potatoes and pat dry. Place in a bowl and drizzle with coconut oil and salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet in a single layer making sure not to overcrowd the pan. You may need to use 2 baking sheets. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Flip sweet potatoes and bake for another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and place on serving dish. Top with black beans, tomato, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and salsa. Serve immediately.
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Enjoy!

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

I originally made this Broccoli and Cheese Soup recipe for my blog over 2 years ago. Yikes! Boy does time fly!  I have been going through my recipe archives lately and some of them are have serious need for updating. While the recipes are great the photos are blahhh. I have come a long way in my photography, but I still have lots more to learn.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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Breakfast Taquitos

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Not that I need a reason to eat Mexican food, my absolute favorite, I made these fantastic Breakfast Taquitos to celebrate. They may be called “Breakfast ” Taquitos, but you really could eat them any time of day.

Breakfast Taquitos with Coffee

Breakfast Taquitos

These take a little prep time so next time I think I will double the batch. Then freeze the extras for later in the week when my cravings for these little buggers kick in‚Ķ That is if there are any extras left ūüôā

Breakfast Taquitos Close up

Breakfast Taquitos in the morning

These would also taste great topped with my fresh homemade salsa!

Recipe from Damn Delicious.

Breakfast Taquitos
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
214g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472
Calories from Fat 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g
48%
Saturated Fat 10g
51%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 151mg
50%
Sodium 463mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 7g
26%
Sugars 1g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
12%
Calcium
24%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8-10 corn soft tortillas
  2. 3 large eggs scrambled
  3. 6 ounces Italian sausage, crumbled
  4. 1/4 cup tomato, diced
  5. 1 avocado, seeded and diced
  6. 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place tortillas in microwave and heat for about 15-20 seconds to warm. Working one at a time, place eggs, sausage, tomatoes, avocado, and cheddar cheese in the center of each wrapper. Careful not to overfill.
  3. Roll tortilla and place seam side down onto baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crisp.
  4. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Damn Delicious
Adapted from Damn Delicious
Kim's Healthy Eats http://www.kimshealthyeats.com/

Top 5 Recipes from 2013

It’s been a great year with a lot of great new healthy recipes! ¬†The following¬†5 recipes are the most popular recipes in 2013. ¬†Cheers!

#5Broccoli Bites posted on March 16
Broccoli Bites

#4Avocado Grilled Cheese posted on March 5
Avocado Grilled Cheese

#3Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup posted on September 25
Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

#2Healthy Banana Muffins posted on January 17
Healthy Banana Muffin

And the winner is…

#1Fresh Homemade Salsa posted on July 30
Fresh Homemade Salsa

Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese

In honor of National Grilled Cheese month I made this awesome sandwich for lunch.

spinach artichoke grilled cheese

This was the first sandwich I had posted on my facebook page and I just realized it was not on my blog. How could I have kept this sandwich hidden? It’s just too darn yummy! ¬†The¬†cheese melts perfectly into the spinach and¬†artichokes¬†which makes it so juicy and delicious.

spinach artichoke grilled cheese

did-you-knowDid you know spinach can help fight wrinkles? ¬†It’s¬†high amount of vitamin A promotes healthy skin by allowing for proper moisture retention in the epidermis. ¬†This helps to fight wrinkles, psoriasis and more. ¬†Click here for more healthy benefits from eating spinach.

spinach artichoke grilled cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3-4 cups of fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 4 artichoke hearts, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt
  • slices of cheese of your choice, I like swiss (or no cheese if you don’t eat dairy)
  • 4 slices of whole grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (or oil of your choice)

Directions

  1. Saute garlic for 1 minute in a hot skillet with a little oil.  
  2. Add spinach and stir until wilted. About 4 minutes and the add artichokes and stir until heated through.
  3. Remove from heat and drain any liquid from the pan.  Mix in greek yogurt.
  4. Heat a clean skillet (I like cast iron) on medium  low heat.
  5. Spread coconut oil on one side of each slice of bread. Place the bread, oiled side down, on heated skillet and add cheese and spinach mixture. Place remaining slice of bread on top (oiled side up) and cooked for about 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the bread is nice and brown.

Enjoy!