Heart-Healthy Snacking

By Stacy Herrick, Communications Specialist

February is American Heart Month. This annual campaign is designed to bring awareness to cardiovascular disease, the nation’s number one killer among both men and women. One way to combat this disease is by maintaining a healthy diet.

With the Super Bowl this weekend, we know that eating healthy is easier said than done. But, have no fear! WVSU Extension Service is here to help you find heart-healthy snacks for the big game. This recipe for sweet potato nachos from the American Heart Association will get everyone cheering.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), makes about 6 cups of rounds
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/3 cup black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato (1 plum tomato) OR
  • 1/3 cup no-salt-added, canned, diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup chopped avocado

Directions

For more information about American Heart Month and the American Heart Association, visit heart.org. To find more heart-healthy recipes, check out the AHA here.

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