Shredded Beef Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Well that may sound like a mouthful (and it is) but it is way simpler than it sounds. Looking to turn up Taco Tuesday aka Taco EVERY DANG DAY and make it something a little sweeter and more nutrient dense? Add in sweet potatoes to the mix and BOOM a sweet and savory concoction that will satisfy your taste bus and nourish you inside and out, you’re welcome 🙂
I have to say, sweet potatoes might far and away be my favorite root vegetable. I mean, ask me tomorrow when I’m eating a beet salad and I might say differently BUT, for now, Sweet potatoes FTW (that means For the Win for those of you who are far behind the 8 ball like me and had to google what that meant…).
I have been busy cooking up a storm this week in my kitchen and it’s felt pretty good to get back in the swing of things. Coming soon: protein balls, butternut squash risotto and a few others I’ll keep hidden for now. Sometimes your cooking groove is off, but finding some fun new (and easy) meals to make is key. And how Sassy got her (cooking) groove back.
Speaking of busy this week. I am heading down to Maryland this weekend to see family and check out Expo East with my friend Ashley (check her out on social @myweeklyeats). If you are going to be there OR know of a good brand to meet up with, let me know. I’m excited for samples galore and to find you new products to add to your healthy lifestyle 🙂 I will fill you in on more of that once it happens and will bring some live updates via Instagram.
Sweet Potatoes for Every Meal
Back to the main reason you came here, the tasty food. Sweet potatoes are a good source of beta carotene (which converts to vitamin A in the body). They also have a good amount of vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber and many minerals. I won’t bore you with details BUT the carb-filled potato provides so much more for your health then empty calories like, say your nachos and tortillas you normally put taco meat on. They fill you up, give you energy AND nourish you via micronutrients (yeah I have a thing for those).
Okay, enough of the sassy nerdy nutrition talk, let’s get on with the show already…
Pro tip #1: when beef and sweet potatoes are cooking, chop up all your toppings and place them in small bowls (like these) or small plates and set up an assembly line.
Pro tip #2: Don’t have a pressure cooker? You are missing out and need one ASAP. It shortens cooking time SIGNIFICANTLY and makes a cool volcanic like mist explosion when you do a quick release of pressure. Find yours here: PRESSURE COOKER
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See your creations soon! And don’t forget to eat your taco hearts out!
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