Health Taco Recipe

As a busy pharmacy student, I know sometimes you find yourself eating anything within a 5-mile radius. I have also been guilty of doing the same myself. Over time I have learned planning my meals ahead of time helped reduce this habit. Since starting my meal prep journey, I have found most of my recipes from Pinterest. One of my favorite recipes I stumbled upon was the veggie tacos with chipotle crema. Not only is this recipe healthy and delicious it also takes less than 45 minutes to prepare.

This is what you will need is:

  • 1 small head of cauliflowerBrittany Pic 2
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp of dried oregano
  • ½ tsp of Kosher salt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 14-ounce can of black beans
  • Corn tortillas

Chipotle lime crema:

  • 2 tsps of adobo sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 lime, juiced

Mashed avocado:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp of Kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. For easy clean the parchment paper can be used to line the baking sheet. Set the baking sheet aside for later use.
  2. Prep the veggies: Cut the cauliflower into bite sized florets and dice the sweet potato into 1/2 – inch cubes. Now placed the florets of cauliflower and diced sweet potato in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over top, then season with the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano lime juice and salt. Toss to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet (make sure it is uniform on the baking sheet)
  3. Place the veggies in the oven for 25 minutes. Halfway through cooking gently shake the baking sheet. Add the black beans to the baking sheet, seasoning with another pinch of salt, then place the baking sheet back in the oven for 5 more minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Prep taco assembly: The rest of the taco fixings can be prepared while the veggies are cooking:
  5. Prep the chipotle lime crema: Add all listed ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend. Transfer to a bowl/container and set aside.
  6. Mash the avocado: Add the avocado, kosher salt and lime juice to a bowl. Mash the contents with a fork until your desired consistency is reached and set aside.
  7. Assemble the tacos: Smear some mashed avocado on each tortilla and add some veggies. Don’t forget to add your chipotle lime crema to complete your delicious creation!

Brittany Gibbs, P2

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