Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

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August means back-to-school for many families. If you’re concerned about packing healthy lunches for you and your kids, bonappetit.com has a tremendous selection of ideas to spice up your lunches but cut calories. Check out this recipe for Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos. Consider adding jalapeño to give it a little extra kick!

(Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ avocado
  • ¼ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed, drained
  • ½ cup grated white cheddar cheese
  • 2 10″ whole wheat tortillas

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Toss sweet potato, oil, coriander, and cumin on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast potatoes, tossing halfway through, until golden brown and tender, 20–25 minutes.
  1. Scoop flesh from avocado into a small bowl and mash with a fork until mostly smooth. Stir in yogurt and lime juice until well combined; season with salt.
  1. Spread ½ cup sweet potato, ¼ cup beans, and ¼ cup cheese down center of each tortilla. Top with avocado mixture. Fold sides of tortilla over filling, then roll up to enclose.

Do Ahead: Sweet potato can be roasted 2 days ahead. Let cool, cover, and chill.

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

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Chicken salad is often a favorite quick and easy meal, but it can be high in calories and fat. This recipe from familyfreshmeals.com uses avocado and Greek yogurt to add some vegetables and reduce the calories of this go-to summertime favorite. Enjoy!

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4­-6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup plain Greek Yogurt Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20­30 minutes to let all those yummy flavors blend together.
  2. 2. Serve on your favorite bread, crackers, pita pocket or on a bed of lettuce.

 

Gluten-Free Tortillas

PaleoNewbie-Tortillas-2-1266x850-630x425Eliminating processed gluten from your diet can be a healthy choice, though it can also be a somewhat difficult one. Many restaurants are accommodating to the lifestyle decision, but finding gluten-free options in your every day shopping is harder than you many think! If you love Mexican food, these gluten free tortillas are perfect and easy to make! They’re also paleo, which just doubles the greatness factor!

Gluten Free / Paleo Tortillas

Recipe from Paleo Newbie.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup of full fat coconut milk (or you can use unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • 3/4 cup of tapioca flour
  • 3 tbs of coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the above wet ingredients (including the tablespoon of oil)
  2. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients together (salt and flours)
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients bowl and whisk until fully combined
  4. Season your pan with olive oil (we used a 10″ non-stick pan)
  5. Heat pan on medium to medium-low heat
  6. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into center of pan to form about a 6″ circle
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes until tortilla is lightly browned on the bottom
  8. Flip and cook about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on the opposite side until browned
  9. Place tortillas on a paper towel-lined plate
  10. Makes about 6 tortillas about 6-inches around