Nov 06

Sweet Potato Dessert Nachos

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl + Jess from Hello To Fit to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Today’s theme = Nachos (in celebration of National Nachos Day)!

Hi everyone! If you’re reading this on the actual morning of this post…I’m interviewing at a program I supersuper love and adore at the moment, so if you have a spare moment, please send some good thoughts or say a little prayer for me to be a more awesome version of myself!

I am stuck in a major dilemma at the moment, and have been duking out the whole risk-benefit ratio in my head and calling friends + family for advice. The silver lining is that it’s not a bad thing–it’s just that never in my life have I ever been much of a risk-taker, but I’m considering it because to not take that leap would mean an almost-definite shutting down of giving it any sort of a chance. (I know I’m sounding all secretive and stuffs, but I promise this will unfold by the time spring rolls around.)

In other news, I’m all sorts of ecstatic because…

  1. One of my favorite patients yesterday is doing a wholeeee ton better! :] He and his wife are super super cute together (celebrating their 51st anniversary soon!), and they told me they’d be praying for my interview today, and that I better report back if they were still there to let em’ know how it went! <3!
  2. One of my top-choice programs told me that I was in their top 5. :]!
  3. I was working with one of the residents yesterday evening on a new admit, and she told me she’d heard that I was really good with working with patients(!!) so she was going to let me take control and fulfill the terminology that is my current rotation (acting internship, aka act as an intern), so I interviewed the patient and let her know our thoughts and our plans, and she said I did a reallyreally great job! :D!

As usual, I’ve rambled enough. I’m playing some catch-up tomorrow for the monthly Ultimate Coffee Date (past ones located here!), so be sure to stop by, and let me know what’s been going on in your life!

Now, off to celebrate National Nachos Day with…

Sweet Potato Dessert Nachos



  • 3 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 2-3 tbsp natural peanut butter (or your choice of nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2-3 tsp Nektar Naturals honey crystals
  • 1 bar Divine dark chocolate bar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon protein powder


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes into wedges, toss with EVOO and arrange in a single layer onto baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip and bake for another 10 minutes (or until golden brown). Let cool for 3-5 minutes.
  4. (Nut Butter Sauce) Add hot water to peanut butter (or whatever nut butter you used) and mix until pourable.
  5. (Chocolate Sauce) Microwave chocolate in 30-second increments until melted, then drizzle onto the sweet potato fries.
  6. Top with dried cranberries and walnuts, then sprinkle on honey crystals and cinnamon protein powder


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  1. Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    Dessert nachos! What a wonderful invention! My mouth is watering. Congrats on all your good news, and I hope everything works out okay on the other. 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, thank you! :D! I hope it does too! <3

  2. Debbie

    All my thoughts for you during your interview.
    I’m not a risk taker either, so I understand your feelings.
    Do not overthink things. Connect to your Inner Self and listen to your heart. Pray or meditate depending on your beliefs.
    Not all opportunities are good, but many times, we have to trust the process and take leaps of faith.
    I’m wishing you wisdom to make the best decision for yourself.
    Thank you so much for co-hosting the link party!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful (+ very helpful) advice! <3 I've been working on trying not to overthink things, and will definitely keep all of those in mind in my decision-making process! :]

  3. CARLA

    Debbie (points upward) has given you such sage advice.
    I need to pause and take it to heart too.
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! <3 I'm definitely going to keep all of that in mind while I'm making my decision! :]

  4. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    ANYTHING WITH SWEET POTATO! Thanks for the recipe, missy! This looks delicious!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I hope you like it! <3

  5. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Fantastic things to be happy for! What a great week and what a great way to end it with some potato sweet love!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! :D! I hope you had an awesome weekend!

  6. Teri B.

    Oh my goodness (drooling over here)! I love sweet potatoes and this recipe looks amazing! I’m visiting from Esther’s blog and joining the link up at her encouragement. I hope you’ll stop by and let me know if I did this right since it’s my first ever 🙂 Your suggestions for improvement are welcome!!! Thanks for the fun and Good Luck in your interview!!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Teri! I think it went well!

      Thanks for joining us on Foodie Friday–we’re so happy to have you! :D! I think your post looks great! I really need to try making it sometime! Yay for healthy substitutes!

  7. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    I love sweet potato nachos any which way (you know this) but I love your news even more! As for the dilemma, you know what the answer is. Take all the extra crap away, out of your mind, and say the first thing that comes to you. That is your answer.
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    1. Farrah

      I’m working on that! I guess it’s still early in the whole decision-making process. (I still have another 10 interviews to go, hahaha.) I will definitely be doing a lot of mind-clearing early next year though!

  8. rachel @ Athletic Avocado

    this is a great way to enjoy sweet potatoes! yum!
    rachel @ Athletic Avocado recently posted…26 Healthy Sweet Potato Breakfast RecipesMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Yes indeed! I adore sweet potatoes! 😛 Can’t wait to check out your post!

  9. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie

    These look DELICIOUS!! I love the healthier version of nachos, plus sweet potato <3 <3 <3
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    1. Farrah

      I like to healthify things when I have a chance to! :P!

  10. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com

    Oh my goodness I love sweet potato anything!! And these dessert nachos look fantastic! Healthier yet scrumptious! Yum!!!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, thanks so much, Rachel! <3 I adore sweet potatoes too! :]!

  11. Amber @ Awakened Nutrition

    OMG these look and sound amazing! I am a lover of all things nachos, sweet potato and walnuts so this is blowing my mind right now! YUM!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, yay! I’m so glad to hear that! :] Hope you like it!

  12. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Lots of prayers you way, my friend!! Good luck and try not to overthink it!
    Good luck with your tough decision too– so hard!!!
    Have a great weekend here!!! I’m so sorry to miss you.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Julie! :]

      I agree! I hope I’ll make the right decision, but on the plus side, since I uh, like so many programs, at least I’ll very likely be super happy at wherever I end up matching into!

  13. Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl

    First off, GOOD LUCK!! Second of all, I love sweet potatoes and will be making these for a snack this weekend sans walnuts 🙂

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Alyssa! :D! I’ve really enjoyed interviewing so far! :]

      Hope you liked it! <3!

  14. Laura

    ok 1) those dessert nachos look AMAZING (hopefully they will taste good with WOW butter…)

    2) Sending SO MUCH GOOD LUCK YOUR WAY! You’ve got this Farrah 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I’m sure they would! <3!

      Thanks so much, Laura! I think they've all gone pretty well so far! :D!!

  15. Trish

    I love sweet potatoes and this dessert looks delicious! Can’t wait to try your recipe – thanks for posting this!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Trish! 😀 I hope you like it!

  16. Sara- The Organic Dietitian

    What an interesting twist on nachos. Love it.

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Sara!

  17. Shannon

    These look delicious! The perfect sweet treat!

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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Shannon! 😀 They were super tasty!

  18. Jess @hellotofit

    Yay for rocking it at your top choice!! So excited to see where you end up.
    Mmm this reminds me that I haven’t prepared sweet potatoes in a long time…
    Jess @hellotofit recently posted…Easy chicken nachosMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      I am too! I have a couple programs that are SUPER HIGH up there on my list, but I have absolutely no idea how the hecks I’m going to pick between them! x_x

  19. Sarah

    I totally missed that it was nacho day (probably because I am spending 18 hours a day on remodeling the house) or I would have had nachos for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!! These look amazing! Maybe A and I will have to do something for dinner since the hubby is gone and we are taking the weekend off from the remodel with him and S gone.
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    1. Farrah

      Oh, goodness! :O Well, on the plus side, I’m sure National Nachos Day wouldn’t mind if you celebrated late! 😛 I hope you like it! :D!

  20. Andrea @ The Baking Dietitian

    OH MY GOSH. This looks incredible! I’ve never thought of making sweet potatoes into a dessert before. I love them and eat them all the time but this is SUCH a great idea. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try them!!

    1. Farrah

      hehehe, thanks so much, Andrea! 😀 I hope you like them!!

  21. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    I am praying hoping your interview went well – you are a rockstar, lady – hence #1 #2 AND #3!
    BTW these sweet potato nachos with drippy peanut butter and chocolate are off the charts! WOW!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! <3!! I think it went pretty well, although they were pretty good with the whole poker-face thing, so kinda hard to tell! I like to think it went well though!

  22. annmarie

    These look amazingly delicious- love that you went sweet with them! Can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Annmarie! I didn’t have very many savory ingredients on hand, so I figured I’d try something a little different! 😛

  23. Sarah Grace

    When I saw dessert, sweet potato, and nachos in the same title..I knew I had to read!
    Praying for your visit/interview girl!!

    Sarah Grace
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    1. Farrah

      <3!! Thanks so much--I think they went well!!

  24. Linda @ The Fitty

    Oh hey it’s SWEET nachos! I’ve never really had regular nachos .
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    1. Farrah

      I used to hate nachos because I didn’t like the cheese they used, but since discovering other varieties, I’m a-okay now! 😛

  25. Ariana

    Congrats on all your successes friend! Positive vibes comin’ your way! 😀

    And these look super duper delish. I LOVE making sweet potato fries, and I LOVE making dessert sweet potatoes – it’s like you knew these things and made this delicious concoction JUST for me! 😉
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! <3

      hehehe, I'm glad! ;P They're all my favorite things as well, so I figured it'd be hard to go wrong with a combination of it all!

  26. Harriet Emily

    Yummmm! I love sweet potatoes so much! Such a great idea to use them to make a dessert. I can’t wait to try this 😀 delicious!
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! It’s definitely one of my favorite things to enjoy in the fall (or realy, year-round). I hope you like it! <3

  27. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    Sweet potato nachos?! I. Need. These. Now!!! 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I hope you like them! :D!

  28. Esther

    Those look AWESOME!!!! I need to get these in my belly ASAP!

    I hope the interview went well! Praying that all your next steps line up perfectly 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Esther! :] I think/hope it went well! They were really good at the whole poker face thing!

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