The go-to food in mi casa? ¡Tacos!
How about replacing the meat with sweet potato for a great veggie taco on Meatless Monday?
Not used to vegetable-based meals? Don’t let that stop you! Any change to a routine can feel intimidating at first. In 3 Ways to Make Meatless Monday Part of Your Diet, I show you how to adapt your favorite recipes.
One of my favorite meat-substitutes, sweet potatoes also happen to be a power food: packed with nutrients including fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins A and C, iron.
Down to give this sabroso ingredient a try? Follow these easy steps:
Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe
1. Saute onions on low heat with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until evenly coated in olive oil for 30-60 seconds. Experiment with spices such as chile powder, hot pepper flakes, or cumin and peppers–think jalapeños or for four alarm flavor, habaneros.
2. Add sweet potatoes. Cover the pan to keep them from drying out and cook until soft, for about 10 minutes.
3. Put cooked sweet potatoes into a warm tortilla and top with bell peppers, avocado, and a sprinkle of chile powder.
Serve these tacos de camote or batata with rice or green salad.
Ready for more vegetarian taco dishes? Fill your tortillas with nopal or cactus, zucchini, or rice and beans.
Adapting your favorite recipes to ditch the meat is so easy and delicioso, you might find yourself going meatless on more days than Mondays.
A teacher by day, The Wise Latina Club’s Natalie Wagner Fierro is the co-founder of the Institute for Student Health. She equally loves food (cooking or dining in Washington’s restaurants) and burning calories by distance running, practicing yoga, and archery. Click here to read more about and connect with Natalie.What favorite dish can you adapt to be meatless?