Low Cost Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos

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With the consumer price index skyrocketing a whopping 6% over the last 12 months across the country, Aussies are strapped for cash when it comes to prioritising a healthy diet. 

Here is a healthy nutritious way to make nachos using baked sweet potato slices rather than corn chips.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 small sweet potato, thinly sliced
  • Spray of pure vegetable oil
  • 2 cobs of fresh corn, removed from the cob
  • ½ capsicum, diced
  • 1 cup canned black beans (drained, rinsed)
  • 60g grated low-fat cheese
  • 1 small avocado, mashed

SALSA

  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Red chilli finely chopped (optional)
METHOD:
  • Line a large baking tray with baking paper and layer the sweet potato slices over it, then spray with oil. Bake in a hot oven, 200°C, for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and browned.
  • Meanwhile, combine salsa ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Once the sweet potato slices are cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle with corn, capsicum, black beans and cheese.
  • Place under the griller for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and vegetables heated through.
  • Remove from the grill and top with salsa and mashed avocado. Serve immediately.
RECIPE NOTES:

Baked sweet potato slices are a healthier option for making nachos than corn chips.

If you wash and dry sweet potato well, you can leave the skin on, which adds more fibre to your meal.

Mix up your topping ingredients by adding your favourites such as shredded red capsicum, grated carrot, black olives, or jalapeno peppers.

From mouth-wateringly fish tacos to hearty vegetable hashbrowns to zesty cauliflower rice and a plethora more meals, Health and Wellbeing QLD has got you covered with recipes that fill you up and don’t leave your bank account in the negatives. 

To find these  recipes follow the link:   https://hw.qld.gov.au/blog/boost-your-recipes

CSIRO Findings Prompt Action

With the consumer price index skyrocketing a whopping 6% over the last 12 months across the country, Aussies are strapped for cash when it comes to prioritising a healthy diet. 

Consequently, the latest CSIRO Healthy Diet Score report which estimates diet quality in compliance with the Australian Dietary Guidelines, reveals the average diet score was a low 55 out of 100, which is actually a decrease in health over the past eight years. 

Budget-friendly yet nutritious recipes are as vital as ever, with State Government bodies such as Health and Wellbeing QLD providing options and alternative recipes for individuals, families and anyone who needs to save a dollar! 

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