A paleo diet offers the best results for many people when it comes to staying fit and healthy. In fact, it is the best approach to eating food. Incorporating lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and healthy fats from food sources such as fish, nuts, olive oil and avocado is the healthiest way you can eat. It goes like “You are what you eat” which means if you eat salutary, you will be good.
We all want to live a healthy life and the best way to start is with salutary eating. Over the years, I have found the secret to keeping my family and myself healthy. I don’t cook what everyone else cooks. I don’t feed my family food that is only tasty. I make sure that every meal that is prepared in my household has nutritional values. I incorporate healthy ingredients and adopt cooking methods that are healthy.
We all love eating snacks, but the bad thing about them is that they are unhealthy. This is a misconception that many people have. Snacks can be healthy too. It all depends on the ingredients you choose and how you make them.
Sometime back, I came across this recipe which I really liked. I thought of giving it a try and ended up making a dish that was loved by everyone who tasted it. This addictive and healthy paleo nachos is a very delicious and salutary snack.
Sweet potatoes have a history of being one of the healthiest foods. They are readily available, are inexpensive and tasty as well. There are many positive benefits of including them in the diet. They contain vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, iron, magnesium, potassium and many other nutrients. They are versatile and they can be cooked in a number of different ways.
To make this dish even healthier, we have also used tomatoes, guacamole and various herbs and spices. These are basically baked snacks and everyone is well aware of the benefits of baking. Addictive and healthy paleo nachos make an excellent winter snack. You can even have them when watching television and stay away from unhealthy alternatives such as popcorns and fried foods.
- 2 medium sized tomatoes, diced
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp green onions, finely chopped
- 2 cups guacamole
For sweet potato chips
- 3 sweet potatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
For the meat
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
- 1 green chilli, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp paprika, smoked
- ½ tsp cumin, ground
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 and ½ tsp salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to about 375 degrees F. Take the sweet potatoes and peel them. Slice them thinly. In a small bowl, add salt, coconut oil and thinly sliced sweet potatoes. Mix well.
- Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and put the chips in a single layer. Put in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Turn the chips over and bake for another 10 minutes. Allow all the chips to cook well.
- Prepare the beef while the sweet potato chips are baking. Using a large skillet, melt coconut oil and add onions and chillies. Sauté for about 3 minutes. Add the beef and cook for another 5 minutes. Keep stirring. Add tomato paste, spices, diced tomatoes and garlic to the skillet and combine well.
- Allow the mixture to simmer and cook on medium low heat. Cover the skillets and cook for at least 25 minutes or until the beef has cooked.
- Add cilantro, chopped tomatoes and lime juice into the skillet.
- Add salt and pepper and remove the skillet from the heat.
- Take a platter and arrange the sweet potato chips in a large circle. In the middle of the circle, put the beef mixture, topped with guacamole and garnished with green onions.