Overstuffed Sweet Potatoes with Nacho Cashew Cheese Sauce

I seem to be drawn to the same ingredients, sweet potatoes, black beans, and a little spice. That's because its oh so good together! 

This weeks recipe is made with plant-based whole foods, a nutrition powerhouse, and is super delicious. There is nothing better than eating something that tastes so naughty but is really so good for you! This is one of those recipes.

Some of the Benefits

Sweet Potatoes - Are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, and copper. They also contain over double the daily value for vitamin A and about 4 grams per cup protein when cooked!

Black Beans - Are loaded with fiber, folate. and protein and also contain: 5 mg iron, 84 mg magnesium, 259 mg phosphorus, 739 mg potassium, 331 mg sodium, 1.3 mg zinc, 0.4 mg thiamin, 0.3 mg riboflavin. Wow! Load me up! 

Orange Pepper - Are packed with vitamins and low in calories. They are an excellent source...

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Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

I still can't believe after eating these that they're pretty damn healthy! Total comfort food. It felt like such a treat when I was eating these fries, delicious!

For the sauce, I used Plant-based plain yogurt and chipotle pepper adobo sauce with a pinch of salt. Very simple.

The salsa, beans, and the sauce can be made ahead of time so all you have to do is prepare the fries. 

Great for a quick fun dinner or a casual get together! I hope you enjoy!

What you will need

For the sauce:

3/4 Cup of plant-based plain yogurt

1 Tbsp. of adobo sauce

Pinch of sea salt

 

For the beans:

1-15 oz. can of black beans drained

2 cloves of garlic minced

1/2 Cup of frozen corn

 

For the salsa:

1 red pepper diced

1 medium red onion diced

1 jalapeno ribbed, seeded,  and diced

1 bunch of cilantro chopped

1 tomato diced

1 avocado diced

1 lime juiced

salt to taste

 

For the fries:

3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch wide slices

1 tbsp olive oil

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Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake

This has always been one of my favorites. I got this recipe from Pinterest a while ago. I'm not quite sure who posted it. I tried to look it up but there are actually a lot of similar recipes on there.  The whole family likes this one! Sometimes I serve it with some tortilla chips and avocado, yum!!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED :

1 1/2-2 cups of cooked quinoa

2 Cups of water

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic minced

1 jalapeño, seeds, and ribs removed diced

1 red pepper seeds removed, diced

1 orange pepper seeds removed, diced

1 cup of frozen corn

Juice of one small lime

1 Tsp of ground cumin

1 1/2  Tbsp of chili powder

1/3 cup of chopped cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

1 15.5 oz cans of black beans drained and rinsed

2 cups of red enchilada sauce

2 1/2 cups of Daiya shredded pepper jack cheese

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13 baking dish.

In a large skillet heat olive oil, medium heat. Add onion garlic and jalapeño. Sauté...

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