Vegetable Tacos

November, 2017

Fact:  When I cook a new, healthy dish for my family, the percentage of family members who like it looks something like this:

I like it 99% of the time (obv).  My husband likes it 90% of the time (probably less but he knows better).  My 12 year old daughter likes it 50% of the time and my 9 year old son about 70%.  

So as you can see, it is quite easy to please me and my husband, but not necessarily my kids.  

Fact:  I don’t take a strong stance for or against any certain way of eating.  In my opinion, the key to health is tons of veggie consumption.  

Fact:  VEGETABLE TACOS RULE

Why?

  1. EVERYONE in my family loves it. (My daughter said she even prefers these to meat tacos.)
  2. The main ingredient is vegetables.
  3. It’s a simple, easy recipe that can be fully prepped during the day.
  4. It makes enough for TWO meals so I always freeze half and use it for another night.

Need I say more?

Vegetable Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into discs
  • 2 red peppers, cut into thin slices
  • 2 zucchini, cut into half moons
  • 1 large onion, cut into large pieces
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn (I use canned.)
  • Homemade taco spice mix (see below)
  • Taco shells
  • Guacamole, salsa and shredded cheese for topping

Taco Spice Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

  1. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan.
  2. Saute the carrots for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the red peppers and saute for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the onions and zucchini and the third tablespoon of oil and saute for another five minutes.
  5. Add the taco spice mix and stir to combine.
  6. Add the corn and beans, stir, and let it simmer for a minute or 2 until the corn gets hot.
  7. Place vegetables inside taco shells and top with guacamole, salsa and shredded cheese.

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