Nachos are a film night essential, but a no-go for most considering they’ll blow your macros out the water and have little nutritional value. However, making a few ingredient substitutes can turn them into a guilt-free treat: Sweet Potato Nachos.
The high carbohydrate content makes them a good choice if you’re bulking, but if you’re on a cut, make it a small portion and go for more salsa than guacamole. If you have any kind of blender, including a smoothie blender, your prep time for the dips will be about 2 minutes.
These Nachos are also great with the LDNM Lean Chilli on top!
Ingredients (to serve 4):
Sweet Potato Crisps:
- 3 large Sweet Potatoes,
- Olive oil,
- As many baking trays as you can find!
Wash the sweet potatoes well, and then slice up as finely as you can. If you have a mandolin slicer or food processor with slice attachment, use this for slicing. Place the thin slices on a baking tray in a single layer- do not overlap. Drizzle with olive oil and season. Bake in the oven at 190C for 15 minutes, checking near the end to make sure they don’t burn.
- 2 avocados,
- 2 red chillies,
- Juice of 2 limes,
- 4 spring onions,
- Big handful fresh coriander.
Chop the ends off the chillies and onions. If you have a hand blender, food processor or even a smoothie blender, just chuck all the ingredients in and blitz until almost smooth. If not, chop the chillies, coriander and onions as fine as you can. Mash up the avocado with a potato masher or fork, and then mix everything together with the lime juice.
- 3 tomatoes,
- ½ red onion,
- 2 chillies,
- Big handful fresh coriander,
- Juice 1 lime.
Either chop everything really finely and combine with the lime juice, or blitz in a blender.
Pile it all up together, get some LDNM Lean Chilli with some sprinkled grated cheese on top, maybe some jalapenos and Total Greek Yoghurt mixed with lemon juice to substitute sour cream!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Sweet Potato Nachos:
- Kcal: 121
- Carbs: 28g
- Fats: 4g
- Protein: 3g
Nutritional Information with Guacamole and Salsa (per serving):
- Kcal: 282
- Carbs: 32g
- Fats: 16g
- Protein: 3g
We hope you enjoy our Homemade Sweet potato Nachos as much as we did, and remember to follow us and post your workouts, progress and meals on Instagram, and use the hashtags #LDNMuscle and #LDNM so we can see your lovely creations, repost some and spread the LDNM Community far and wide!
Guest Author Bio:
I’m Hannah, I run the blog www.corekitchen.co.uk. I believe that in order to get the most out of your body, you need to focus on how you fuel it. I love creating nutritionally balanced, goal-focused recipes that provide energy & recovery after training. Out to prove that healthy eating & tracking macros doesn’t have to be all about brown rice & chicken!