Plant based meals that are not only good for you and good for the earth, but actually taste really good! Sharing my twist on making taco night healthier and making changes to our eating habits that can have a positive impact on the environment.
Awhile back I shared with you that I was inspired by Oprah’s plant-based diet to start incorporating similar recipes and eating habits into our weekly meal plan. In case you missed it Oprah started a 30-Day diet challenge encouraging people to replace one meal a day with one plant-based meal for 30 days.
Oprah was inspired after reading Suzy Cameron’s book, The OMD plan. Cameron outlines the benefits of plant-based eating, which can help the planet by reducing animal agriculture and even save thousands of gallons of water.
I’m going to be honest, I’m a meat lover! I imagined this would be a big transition for myself and for my crew. Most of our meals are centered around a meat protein source.
Surprisingly, it was much easier than I imagined! Thanks to the internet there are tons and tons of delicious recipes for plant-based meals that are missing the meat but none of the flavor.
Let’s get to the good stuff… TACOS! Because who doesn’t love tacos, right? My kids are wild about tacos, we have them at least once a week.
This recipe swaps out meat for veggies like black beans and sweet potatoes. Black beans are full of fiber, and so are sweet potatoes. Add in tomatoes, onion, avocado, corn, cilantro and rice and you’ve got a plate full of flavor.
Plant Based Taco Recipe
- 1 package tortillas
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can Mexican corn
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup red onion diced
- 1/2 romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 cup cilantro chopped
- 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
- 1 avocado, peeled and diced
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 cups non-dairy vegan cheese
- 1/2 cup dairy free non-flavored yogurt
How to Make
- In a saucepan combine black beans and corn. Add chili powder and heat for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Warm tortillas in microwave – wrap in a damp paper towel and heat for 10-15 seconds. Or wrap in foil and heat in oven on 300 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Load taco shells with toppings of choice
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