How to Make Vegan Veggie and Black Bean Tacos
Growing up I was never a fan of Mexican food, which for my Texas friends was a really strange thing. I mean I wasn’t even a quesadilla fan!! Yea yea crazy, I know! However a lot has changed since then, and although I never really crave going to a Mexican restaurant I do crave Tacos quite often….like once at least once a week.
I am not sure if it’s the ease of making tacos or devouring them that I am more fond of. With my weekly prepping each Monday, making these tacos literally takes about 5-8 minutes to prepare and boom the family is fed and on their way to being extremely full!
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Nick Swardson has a fajita skit that I think goes along great with tacos….they are such an exciting meal because it’s like an arts & crafts project. Put on a little bit of thissss….and a little bit of thatttt, add some sprinkles and bam you’re done! lol Although we don’t really add sprinkles I like to think these tacos are filled with the same magic that sprinkles provide for the eye but in this case, it’s for the belly! With that mind thought I was able to come up with my black bean avocado spread and with these delicious AND nutritious veggies black bean tacos!
If you’re new to this site, I hope that you can tell that I love health & believe that it is vital to our everyday lifestyle that we try to incorporate healthy eating as much as possible. I love adding in black beans to my tacos, for a bit of protein but also for their benefits they provide us. There has been recent research showing that black beans support the digestive tract, and in particular our colon by allowing bacteria in the colon to produce butyric acid. A healthy colon leads to lowered risk of colon cancer, and a happier digestive tract! Black beans are also a great source of phytonutrients, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus protein, and vitamin B1. I could go on for the rest of this post on how amazing black beans are but I will save that for a wholesome wednesday post!
Moving on to the rest of our ingredients we have a great source of colorful plants that provide us the necessary vitamins and minerals to live a healthy life and some are even great for longevity, detoxing and for maintaining youthful skin. All things us as a society wishes to achieve, but without the sales pitch of a company trying to get you to buy their product. These are just simple plants, made for us to enjoy and create with. Sooooo without further ado I present to you the recipe for these tasty tacos!
- 2 cups precooked black beans
- 3 carrots (finely julienned)
- 2 zucchinis (finely julienned)
- 1 head broccoli (chopped)
- 1 cup purple cabbage (finely chopped)
- 1 avocado (mixed with 1/4 cup of your favorite homemade or store-bought salsa)
- Cilantro (chopped or chiffonade)
- 2 T of avocado or olive oil
- 1 T of butter
- 2 t salt
- 2 t garlic powder
- 2 t onion powder
- hot sauce
- In a large pan or wok, preheated to medium/medium-high, add your oil, broccoli and cabbage. Stir in with oil and let cook for about 2-3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, start warming up your tortillas and place a pot on high with 3 1/2 cups of water and your beans. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 1 minute. Remove & strain, sprinkle with a bit of salt if desired.
- Add your carrots and zucchini into the wok and mix in. Allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add your spices in and mix. Cook until broccoli is tender then remove from heat.
- Decorate your taco to your liking, eat, and repeat!
Written By: Ashleigh NicoleAshleigh is a mother & wife who enjoys blogging in hopes to change this world for the better. Wanting to heal others inside-out as well as healing our planet Earth. Her passions include balancing the mind through meditation, knowledge & conscious parenting, the body through plant based eating, alternative medicine, & yoga, and the soul through up cycling, gardening, & sustainability. Keep your life balanced & subscribe to her weekly emails, like OmLivin’ on FB or check her out on Google+ for more.
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