Nacho’ Normal Nachos
I’ve never had Nachos.
Said no Western sports-watching-enthusiast ever.
Why? Because they are simple, easy, contain ingredients that independently we like a lot, but somehow when piled atop each other into a game-time snack they become magic in your mouth.
What doesn’t often work are the lingering after effects of a plate of the crunchy critters. Almost all bars and restaurants use high glycemic corn chips, fried in toxic hydrogenated oils, and top them with grain fed beef or cage chickens because it’s super cost effective and nobody really asks for anything different.
I used Calorie King to look at the nutritional composition of the average plate of restaurant nachos and found that:
- on the low side they were similar to Taco Bell (980 calories, 92g carbs)
- on the high side they resembled BJ’s (whopping 2,760 calories, 193g carbs)
By making this version at home and swapping out corn chips for a heartier, lower glycemic, higher fiber veggie, using a stable saturated fat, or and adding protein rich collagen to the guacamole you significantly improve the nutritional profile.
You end up with a 460 calories, 27g protein, and 30g net carbs.
(If you’re fat adaptive on Keto, you swap out the large sweet potato for a medium one and save yourself 8g carbs, or save almost all the carbs by just making the guacamole and using zucchini round, or sliced peppers for the ‘chip’ replacement.)
The addition of CB Supplements multi collagen doesn’t only add protein, it also is a super-food made with highest quality ingredients; grass-fed beef, wild-caught snapper and cage free chickens that help fix digestive issues, aides in sleep, boosts the immune system, and supports bones and joints, and strengthens hair/skin/nails (see Collagen Benefits).
So really, by adding collagen, your eating like you want to be ‘in the game’ of life (not just watching it!)
- 1 Large Sweet Potato, washed and sliced evenly (see video below)
- 1 spray Olive Oil Spray
- 1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1 tsp Fresh Cracked Pepper
- 3 Scoops CB Supplements All in One Multi Collagen Powder
- 2 Avocados, flesh removed (see video below)
- ¾ Cottage Cheese (I like Nancy’s Probiotic)
- ¼ Cup Red Onion, chopped
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1-2 Limes, Juiced
- ¼ Cup Cilantro, chopped
- ½ Cup Pomegranate Seeds
- 1-2 tsp salt
- Optional HEAT: 1-2 diced jalapenos (see video below)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice sweet potatoes about ⅛ -¼ inch thick (Use a mandolin for even slices if you have one, see video below)
- Lay sweet potato slices evenly across a parchment-paper-covered baking sheet.
- Spray with Avocado, Olive, or Coconut cooking spray, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast in oven for 20 minutes
- Remove from oven, flip slices with a fork or tongs, put back in oven for 10-20 minutes. (I recommend checking ever 5 min after the initial 10.)
- Remove, parchment paper off baking sheet to prevent over cooking, and set on kitchen counter to cool.
- While sweet potatoes are cooking, add avocado and lime juice in a bowl.
- Using a fork, mash the flesh of the avocado into the side of the bowl.
- Add Collagen, stir until fully incorporated, then stir in all other ingredients.
Make it a Meal
- Transfer sweet potatoes to serving dish. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop add a large dollop of guac atop each slice.
- Sprinkle a few extra pomegranate seeds for color, sprinkle with a dash of finishing salt and voila!
- Calories: 462
- Protein: 26.9g
- Fat: 22.3g
- Carbs: 43.8g
- Fiber: 13.9g
- Net Carbs: 29.89g
- Sugar: 11.57g
- It wasn’t too long ago that I had no idea how to cut or remove the insides of an avocado without squishing the insides. If you’ve not done it before, it’s WAY easier than you might think (see video below)
- If the texture of cottage cheese skeeves you out, simply put it in a blender and blend for a few seconds until a creamy consistency.
- If the ‘idea’ of cottage cheese skeeves you out, then add 1 more avocado and remove the cottage cheese altogether. BUT, if you CAN stomach it I’d recommend trying it with it first! It lowers the caloric content and carbs while beefing up the portion size without messing with the flavor!
Slicing Sweet Potatoes with a Mandoline
How to Cut Avocado
How To Cut Jalapeños