Time for a Detox!! And a fresh start! The last two weeks have been crazy fun – Lake Mojave, Vegas, worked a few days, then back to Lake Mojave. And the food!!! French toast, chocolate chip cookies (of course), margaritas, beer, BBQ, in-n-out burgers, nacho cheese doritos… I have not eaten this bad since I can remember. It’s time to get back on track!
After a Pilates session today, I hightailed it to Whole Foods for an Oz Green, fresh-pressed juice and some groceries. Normally, I would press my own, but my mom stole my juicer. Actually, I gave it to her when I moved back home from college. I’m not ready to buy another one, there isn’t enough real estate on my counter top to house another appliance. Fresh juices from the market will have to do for now. A cart full of fruits and veggies later, I’m ready for a fresh start!
For dinner tonight, I’m making a healthier alternative to one of my favorite foods — Nachos. These are loaded sweet potato nachos. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. Here’s what you will need:
- Sweet potato(es)
- Olive Oil or Coconut Oil Spray
- Shredded chicken
- Diced Tomatoes
- Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice the sweet potato in thin slices or with a mandolin (watch your fingers). Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray. Line the sliced sweet potatoes on the foil. Spray the tops of the slices with more cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 8 minutes, flipping half-way through. Cooking times may vary.
After you have baked a few batches of the chips, pile them together and sprinkle the shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top. Broil for 2-4 minutes. Keep an eye out or they will burn. Then add the chicken, salsa, avocado, and any other toppings to your liking. Don’t broil the nachos with the chicken — it will dry the chicken out.
Okay, okay, I know cheese isn’t the best food for a detox… but come on… live a little. Usually, I would pair this with my special margarita recipe, but I will have to share that another time. Kombucha and coconut water are my mainstays, for now.