I wanted to share a really good recipe with you all. It's no secret that I love sweet potatoes, just like many of you. Woody's mom pointed this recipe out to me after she saw it in a recent Penzey's catalog she had received and I knew instantly that I had to try it.
You've seen my Sweet Potato Quesadilla well, last week I made Sweet Potato burritos! I made a few changes, mostly in the quantities of ingredients, so I'm just going to link to the original recipe HERE so you can check it out and make any changes you want to make (if any).
Because I like to share, I made the following changes:
1. I didn't have coriander so I left that out
2. I used half a lime although I think the full lime would have been fine in the end
3. 1 cup of black beans rather than the whole can
4. I added chopped tomato and onion
5. Made 4 burritos rather than the 6
6. Added freshly shredded sharp cheddar
|make sure the sweet potatoes are fully cooked before scooping out from the skins|
|I spread the mixture in the center and added a little cheese|
|I used toothpicks to keep the burritos closed while baking|
Speaking of the cherry salsa... we had some left after this meal so I needed some chips so I could finish off the salsa! We were at Trader Joe's Sunday afternoon but instead of getting tortilla chips, I picked up a cheaper and healthier package of whole wheat pitas and baked them when we got home. I sprayed them with a little bit of olive oil spray and sprinkled a tiny bit of salt then baked on each side for 5 minutes. So easy and much healthier than most bagged chips.
Have you gotten the March issue of Runner's World yet? Mark Bittman's recipe for cauliflower mac & cheese sounds so good! I haven't had mac & cheese for years because it's so unhealthy but this is on our menu for next weekend. My one concern is that it requires making the sauce in a food processor and we have the smallest food processor available (what? we have less-than-no storage space!). I'll let you know how it goes!
I'm pretty proud of myself because unlike most of the time, I have meals planned out for each dinner through Friday, even though it's a busy week!
Have you tried a 'healthy' version of mac & cheese?
Do you think it's possible to use a blender to do the job of a food process?
Have you ever revamped Mexican food to make it healthier (and vegetarian friendly)?
Do you plan your meals at the start of each week?
Today's workout -
3x10 cable pull twists
2x35sec plank on stability ball