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Healthy nachos?! Joy Bauer lightens 'em up with this unexpected ingredient

Joy Bauer swaps sweet potatoes for tortilla chips in her lighter nachos and makes a sweet cherry slushy with all natural ingredients.
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Nacho average nachos — try this delicious recipe tonight! Thanks to one secret ingredient, I discovered a healthy way to serve up cheesy "chips" loaded with hearty goodness. And, once you've polished off the last bite, there's even room for dessert. Sip on a refreshing cherry slushy that's low-calorie, packed with nutrition and doesn't contain a drop of added sugar. Seriously.

Nacho time! In my slimmed down version, I said "ta-ta" to fried triangular tortillas and subbed in thin and crispy sweet potato slices. You'll get a shot of beta carotene and fiber, so you can feel good about digging in. Add your favorite toppers for one fantastic fiesta. No utensils required.

Cherry Slushy

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If you have fond memories of slurping down a sugar-laden slushy as a young kid, then I've got fabulous news: I created a refreshing, new-and-improved version made with only good-for-you ingredients for a cool 110 calories. And did I mention it has absolutely no added sugar? All the natural sweetness comes from two delicious fruits that also provide a dose of fiber and antioxidants. It's a cinch to make and totally kid (and adult) approved. Sip sip, hooray!

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For more delicious recipes, check out Joy's cookbook From Junk Food to Joy Food. Want Joy to make over your favorite fattening dish? Challenger her via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.