#FlavorfulFriday – The Spiralizer Recipe Book Review & Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe | Healthy, Fit and Barefoot!Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe | Healthy, Fit and Barefoot!
Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Nachos Recipe | Healthy, Fit and Barefoot!

Happy & Healthy Friday my Friends!! It’s been way too long since I’ve posted on my blog so I’m here today to share a awesome new book that I got to review along with a new recipe I created with inspiration from this new book.

Have you tried Spiralized noodles yet? It’s all the “rage” lately and it’s actually a healthy “rage” if you want to hop on the band wagon! 🙂

The Spiralizer Recipe Book Review | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
The Spiralizer Recipe Book Review | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

Spiralizer’s are a kitchen tool that you can purchase to make “noodles” out of zucchini, potatoes, & pears…just to name a few. I’m going to be honest here…I do not have a spiralizer (yet…it’s on my kitchen wish list), but what’s great about this book is that you don’t need a spiralizer to make healthy recipes using fruits and veggies!

“The Spiralizer Recipe Book” by Carina Wolff has some amazing healthy recipes in it. Recipes that teach you how to make a pizza crust out of potato, rice made from plantains, & shoestring fries made from jicama.

Chapter 1 teaches you the basics of spiralizing vegetables and the types of spiralizers you can buy; like a handheld spiralizer, vertical-hold spiralizer or horizontal-hold spiralizer. She also shares options you can use to make vegetable “noodle” dishes without a spiralizer; like using a mandoline, julienne or peeler.

Chapter 2 gives you different fruits and vegetables that are ideal for spiralizing; like beets, apples, butternut squash, daikon radish, jicama, pears and turnips.

Chapters 3-11 are all kinds of yummy recipes that you can try; like LemonyHerb Zucchini Scramble, Picnic Potato Noodle Salad, Carrot Ginger Soup, Salt & Vinegar Sweet Potato Chips (I will definitely be making these!), Beef & Broccoli Noodle Stir-Fry, Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups with Spiralized Carrots, Zucchini Shrimp Scampi, Summery Citrus Mint Jicama Noodles, & Red Velvet Beet Chocolate Chip Cookies. IMG_8735

Usually when I get a recipe book I can only find one or two recipes I like, but this book is full of so many recipes that I plan on trying! You can purchase this book here.

Last night I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I knew I wanted to use my organic ground beef and sweet potatoes I had on hand, so looking through the book I saw a recipe for sweet potato nachos and cheesy chili over sweet potato fries. So, my wheels started spinning and I got inspired to make a Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Nacho recipe. My husband doesn’t like chili a whole lot (usually because I make it too spicy lol) and I didn’t have a good “nacho” seasoning on hand, but I did have a packet of Simply Organic Sloppy Joe seasoning which my husband loves! So…Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Nacho’s were born.IMG_8731

Recipe:

  • 1 Pound Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef
  • IMG_87361 Large Organic Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 cup organic tomato sauce
  • Organic Worcestershire sauce
  • Organic Olive Oil
  • Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Any nacho toppings you like

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 and drizzle olive oil onto baking pan
  2. Wash the sweet potato and slice horizontally into roundsIMG_8733
  3. Coat each side of the sweet potato rounds with the olive oil then sprinkle sea salt and black pepper over them
  4. Put in oven for about 15-20 minutes depending on how thick you cut your sweet potatoes
  5. While the sweet potatoes are baking, brown the ground beef in a frying pan.
  6. Drain the ground beef and add in your sloppy joe seasoning, about 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and about 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are done.
  7. Place the sweet potatoes in a layer on your plate then top with the sloppy joe seasoned ground beef
  8. Add your favorite “nacho” toppings. We added some mexican cheese, diced avocado, diced onions (raw…you could cook them with the ground beef), and I added Sriracha to mine 🙂

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Stay Healthy my Friends!

XO,

Carrie A Groff
– Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

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