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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.


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.


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
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg
Sodium 402mg
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  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
  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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Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Nothing says Sunday morning more than scrambled eggs. The search for the perfect scrambled eggs took me to this Gordon Ramsay recipe. It’s actually more of a technique rather than a recipe. Paired with a side of sautéed veggies not only makes delicious, but adds nutritional value to start your day.

perfect scrambled eggs


  • 2 large eggs (I love farm fresh brown eggs)
  • 1 small pad of butter (just a little for some flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon scallions


  1.  Heat pan over medium heat. Break eggs right into the pan. Stir with a rubber spatula until mixed. It is kind of like making a risotto, stir, stir, stir. Once the eggs begin to set remove from heat and you guessed it, stir. Add butter and return to heat. Keep removing and putting pan back to heat eggs. Not sure why this works, but that’s what Gordon Ramsay did and they tasted great!  Once eggs are cooked add the scallions. 
  2. Serve up with a side of your favorite sautéed veggies. I had some spinach, broccoli, and red peppers that needed to be used up!

nutrional facts - scrambled eggs


Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Don’t let being a vegetarian keep you from eating chili this winter.  Quinoa is a great healthy alternative.



  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup of corn
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil.  Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, jalapeño, carrot, celery, peppers, and zucchini. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Stir in the cooked quinoa. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Simmer chili on low for about 30 minutes. Top with cheese, cilantro, greek yogurt, or avocado slices.

Inspired by Two Peas & Their Pod.