Dieting is no fun. It's a vicious cycle we find ourselves in a lot and usually ends in stuffing our faces with a pizza delivery and pints of ice cream. So, instead, we've opted to substitute the things we love to eat with healthier, fresher options. The idea is, if we still find the healthier food we eat tasty, we'll never have to deprive ourselves again. A full-on lifestyle change is what we're looking to do now—good health and wellness starts with good food choices.
That being said, I'm on a quest to find some bomb recipes that I know we'll enjoy. Trust me, not all of the healthy recipes I've tried turn out—but this one did. Aside from the prep of cutting the sweet potatoes, this is a pretty quick and simple recipe that I'll be bringing around again. I also made a quick greek yogurt and lime sauce that added something really nice to our meal.
I didn't measure out ingredients on this one. I'm trying to get used to the idea of cooking meals by taste, which I think will teach me how to be more creative in the kitchen. Eating the same healthy meal over and over again will have us eating pizza in no time, so that new-found inventiveness will be helpful.
With the plan to continually post healthy meals on here, I'll stay inspired to keep us on track to living healthier lives. Try these tacos—they're really good!
SWEET POTATO + AVOCADO TACOS
for the tacos:
1 medium sweet potato, cubed
salt and pepper
cooked black beans
1 small avocado, diced
2 scallions, diced
4-6 tortillas of your choice
for the yogurt sauce:
juice from 1 lime
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Toss cubed sweet potatoes with enough olive oil to evenly coat, adding cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Spread onto baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
Mix yogurt and lime juice. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
Assemble tacos with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, scallions and feta cheese. Serve with yogurt and lime sauce.
(Adapted from this recipe)