Thursday, March 5, 2015

Yam Chips & Avocado Nachos

As I've said in a previous recipe post
I love yams! Like, make them ALL THE TIME love them {my poor kids}
I didn't start eating yams until recently and I'm making up for lost time. 
These yam chips are so dang good and healthy that they are pretty hard to resist.
You can add anything you'd like to the top
but avocado seemed like the best choice. {Ohhh, I should try them with bacon!}

Ingredients:
  • 1 Yam
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Pepper
  • Oil spray
  • 1 Avocado 
  • Cheese sauce or grated cheese of your choice
  • Salsa of your choice
Directions
  • Wash yam and slice into thin chips with a knife or mandolin
  • Place single layer of chips on baking sheet and spray with oil spray *I used olive oil
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
  • Place in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes, then flip over chips
  • Cook for another 20 minutes or until lightly crisp
  • *The thinner slices are more likely to burn so keep on eye on them and pull them out when ready
  • Dice and lightly mash avocado and season with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Mix
  • Once Chips are finished, place on plate and cover with your choice of cheese, salsa, avocado, olives, chives, tomatoes or whatever else you have on hand 
  • Enjoy! 







44 comments:

  1. Wow! I love yams and sweet potatoes. I never thought to make chips and add avocado. I'm saving this recipe and making some this weekend. Such a healthy snack! (stopping by from The Shine Blog Hop :) ) Tammi

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and yes, the combo is sooooo good together! Let me know how it turns out!! xx

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  2. Hi Ashleigh! Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)
    This recipe looks delicious..I would never have thought of such a combo.

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    1. Thank you for hosting!!! Have a great week! xx

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  3. Oh my goodness those look fantastic!! Love that idea :) Thank you for linking up to Friday Favorites :D Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for hosting! Have a nice week!! xx

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  4. Well that is just a genius idea for nachos! I never would have thought of that! They look so good too!
    Thanks for linking up at the Shine Blog Hop!

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    1. Oh my goodness, you have to try them...they are so good and you don't feel as bad eating a bunch bc it's healthy!!! Have a nice week!! xx

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  5. These look so good! I love yams and sweet potatoes, so this is going on my list of things to try! Pinned! Thanks for sharing it on Motivation Monday!

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    1. Thank you for pinning and for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!! xx

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  6. Oh My, these look outstanding, I love using yams or sweet potatoes. These are a great idea for hubby that has to watch salt intake. Thanks for sharing, cant wait to post them with our Wordless Wednesday this week, you have the best posts.

    Have a great week!
    Karren

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    1. Thank you Karren! I've enjoyed so much co-hosting with you on Wordless Wednesdays!! I hope your hubby likes them and is feeling better!!
      xx

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  7. I saw your link to this on the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop. I can't wait to try it. My wife and I are always looking for healthy recipes for our three boys to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. These look delicious! I can't wait to try them out!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays! Hope to see you again next week!

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  9. Nom nom nom! It sounds like a winner to me!
    Thanks for sharing with http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/flying-high.html

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  10. This is sooooo similar to a dish I am obsessed with at my favourite restaurant!! YUM!!!

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  11. Oh yes, we do yam chips all the time and our family loves them, not to mention they are much healthier than other types of chips, so it's great to see our girls enjoying them.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  12. Yummy Thanks for sharing & joining in for Tuesday Talk with us! Don't forget you can grab our button for your side bar :)

    Lauren
    www.simplyfreeblog.com

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  13. These look amazing! I wish I had a plate right now. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning :)

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  14. I just love yams, and these look so delicious! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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  15. YUMM! This looks SO good. I know what I'm having for dinner!! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  16. Oh my goodness - these look and sound so delicious!

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  17. I'll skip the bacon, but avocado is great on everything! These look delicious!

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  18. Yummy! Yams are one of my favorites and this is a great alternative to regular potato chips:)

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  19. My husband just drooled! I'm going to have to make some! ❤️❤️

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  20. This is great! I never would have thought to make nachos from yam chips! Thank your for sharing!

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  21. I am so happy it is the unofficial official yam season now. Awesome post!

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  22. Never thought of making chips out of yam. But they look super delicious. Avocado nachos also look yummy!

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  23. Yes please. To all of this deliciousness. I totally pinned <3

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  24. I need to try this ASAP! I love yams and avocado...but I have yet to try it together. what a great alternative to your traditional chip and dip.

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  25. I also have developed a taste for yams as I've gotten older. I absolutely love avocado, so this seems like the perfect combo to me. Pinned. Thanks!

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  26. Oh my word...these sound amazing! I would have never thought to make nachos using yams...brilliant!

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  27. Such a good idea! Unfortunately my boyfriend does not like yams but I guess more for me! I am so going to try this!!!

    Ashley
    ashleygabrielle.com

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  28. How funny that I saw this post today - last weekend, I wanted nachos and decided to try it with our homemade sweet potato chips - and loved it! A new regular meal has now been born!

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  29. These look so tasty!!! They would make good dessert nachos or regular nachos. Will have to make for our upcoming football get togethers.

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  30. Yum! what a healthy treat! looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. I have also pinned your recipe to our tasty Tuesday's Pinterest Board. Hope to see you back next week!

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  31. What a perfect, healthy snack! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop!

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  32. HI Ashleigh, Im so glad you share this on Friday Features, it looks delicious!!
    Looking forward to Co-Hosting again with you this week and in November!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Karren

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  33. YES, please! And I could totally make these with a dairy-free cheese sauce for my lactose intolerant belly and I bet they'd be just as good!

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  34. Oh my gosh, this just sounds and looks amazing! Yam chips, great idea! You are a genius Ashleigh. :)

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