Whether you’re looking for an easy Meatless Monday recipe or a Taco Tuesday treat, this is an easy recipe that can be whipped up in about 30 minutes. The wonderful thing about tacos is the versatility of making them just the way you want them. I’ve been craving tacos and Tex-mex food since I’ve been pregnant so these little tacos hit the spot for me. However, feel free to add or take away any ingredient you don’t care for.
The main thing i’ve been experiencing the past few weeks of pregnancy is my lack of luster for vegetables. Sadly, the smell and taste have made me a bit queasy but I found a solution and it has everything to do with disguise. I knew I was craving tortillas, tacos, burritos, and tex-mex food in general so I decided to try and mix the two together. Starting with simpler veggies such as sweet potatoes, red onions, and cilantro- the taste was much smoother when I paired them next to some beans wrapped up in a tortilla. I think my next step will have to be some green veggies, but at least we’re making some progress.
One of the best things about cooking up fresh tex-mex is the bright colors. I love using a variety of colors when I am cooking, it’s almost as if the brighter the better! The simplistic and bright meals remind me of warmer weather, sunshine, and the beloved summer time. Until Texas decides to warm up a bit, my dreams of summertime will be frozen by all the current ice, sleet, and rain conditions.
Although these tacos are meatless, don’t be fooled by the lack of protein. I included the black beans to give these guys a protein boost advantage over regular veggie tacos. With the sweet potatoes as the complex carbohydrates and avocado slices as the healthy fats, I’d say this meal is completely balanced. Not to mention the red onions, which have phytonutrients and antioxidants. To top the tacos off I like to add some sort of sauce, usually a salsa or guacamole, or even a homemade cilantro lime sauce. However, when you’re pressed for time and need something in a hurry I love to use the creamy hot sauces by the Blue Top Brand. The Lime Jalapeño version is a bit spicy, however the original flavor is my favorite. Of course, this is just my opinion and I am in no way affiliated with Blue Top Brand.
Black Bean & Sweet Potato Taco Recipe
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