Happy Wednesday Folks!!
Already the middle of the week and almost a week until Thanksgiving!! I can’t believe how fast it came…..
I will have some healthy alternatives for Thanksgiving dinner posted Friday so stay tuned!! They are some of my favorite dishes redesigned, if you will. And don’t forget to sign up for Elf 4 Health!! All you need is internet access. It’s a great way to encourage others while being challenged yourself. It’s also great around the Holiday time when we need the most support to stick to our healthy goals and lifestyles!! You get to meet new people and help others meet their goals and challenges. And you can win some great prizes. I am excited to partake this year.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos
As a vegetarian and almost vegan I am always looking for ways to make the famous American favorites without the meat. Tofu is a great option for tacos or just beans and lots of veggies. And then there’s sweet potatoes!! I find them to be a great replacement for meat. When paired with black beans you have a good source of protein and carbs. Top with your favorite greens and avocado and you have one heck of a wholesome meal!! Even if you love meat, you have to try these. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!!
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25-30 minutes
- 2 sweet potatoes, cut into cubes (bite size)
- 1 – 2 Tbs coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp taco seasoning
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 1 15 ounce can black beans
Directions: Heat oil in large skillet. Add sweet potatoes, garlic and seasonings. Cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Add in black beans and scallions and cook for another 5 – 10 minutes, until sweet potatoes soften, and are tender when poked with fork (but not so soft they will mash, you want them to have some firmness).
Add sweet potato mixture to corn tortillas and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy
Toppings: Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, salsa and cilantro
Servings: 8 -10 tacos
Well there you have it…some of the eats Marc and I have been enjoying. It has seemed like a crazy busy week, so these meals fit nicely being easy and relatively quick!! Don’t forget to watch for some nutritious Thanksgiving alternatives that will be loved!! I have made these dishes in previous years for certain holiday parties and “Friendsgiving” last year and lots of peeps asked for the recipes. And they are super easy.
Oh and I am debating whether or not to chop my hair off. I go through these stages of having long hair, and then chopping it off and then regretting how short I went but still loving it. My appointment is tomorrow, so I really need to decide if I will take 4 or 8 inches off. Here’s some of the styles I am trying to chose from:
I wouldn’t have to chop off much for this style
No matter what I am doing layers and side bangs to add some style.
What do you think? Chop it or Keep it? What style do you like?
Happy Wholesome Cooking!!