We live for Taco Tuesday at our house! But with so many varieties of tacos, they don’t need to be relegated to only one day of the week. Don’t miss this healthy sweet potato taco recipe with simple and healthy ingredients. They are fiber-filled, keeping you full and satisfied, and are a fantastic option for those interested in low-carb dining.
Sweet Potato Tacos
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 476 | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 C cooked quinoa
- 4 large leaves of kale
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 4 large romaine lettuce leaves
Optional Taco Toppings:
- avocado slices
- fresh cilantro
- lime juice
- Greek yogurt
- shredded cheddar cheese (or a vegan alternative)
- Preheat the oven to 375 ° F. Chop the sweet potato into one-inch cubes. Thinly slice the onion. On a parchment-lined baking dish, combine the sweet potato, onion, olive oil, and a few pinches of salt. Toss to coat and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once to promote even cooking.
- While the sweet potatoes bake, cook the quinoa if you haven’t already done so according to package directions. Thinly chop the kale and add to a large mixing bowl. Drain and rinse the black beans and add to the kale. Add 1 cup of cooked quinoa to the bowl, along with the spices. Toss well.
- When the sweet potatoes and onions are done, add them right to the bowl with the kale, beans, and quinoa. The heat from the potatoes will slowly wilt the kale. Season with sea salt and more spice, if desired. Toss gently to combine all the filling ingredients.
- Serve the filling in romaine lettuce leaves. Top as desired.
Allergen: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-free
Can I Have Tacos On A Low Carb Diet?
You can absolutely enjoy tacos on a low-carb diet! Be sure to start your taco off with a low carb tortilla (tortillas made with almond flour, cheese taco shells, cauliflower tortillas, or lettuce wraps) or stick to a taco salad or bowl. When it comes to the filling, most taco meats are already low in carbs whether it be shrimp, beef, or chicken, but you should pay attention to marinade recipes to make sure they don’t contain sugar or breading. Top your taco with low-carb traditional taco fillings such as avocado, sour cream, and shredded cheese to name a few.
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What Other Mexican Food Is Low Carb?
There are many naturally low carb Mexican food options including chile rellenos, chile verde, carne asada, chicken rojo, shredded or seasoned ground beef, queso, pico de gallo, guacamole, and salsa.
Our Favorite Low Carb Taco Toppings...
Jazz up your taco or taco bowl with cheese, avocado, chopped red onions, tomatoes, chopped cilantro, lime juice, shredded iceberg lettuce, full-fat sour cream, and chopped fresh cilantro.
What Should You Exclude On A Low Carb Diet?
When on a low-carb diet, be sure to avoid bread and grains, legumes, starchy vegetables, fruits, pasta, cereal, beer, sweetened yogurt, juice, milk, and baked goods. Instead, your diet should primarily consist of protein and fat including meats, fish, butter, cheese, oils, nuts and seeds, and high-fat fruits like coconut and avocado.
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