Simply Filling Vegetarian Tacos

by DanicasDaily on March 5, 2014

Happy Wednesday all!  This morning The Husband said to me, “Guess what, I think your colds are all gone?” I searched high and low for some wood to knock on (not to jinx it) before I agreed with him saying, “well, I think I am 99.5% better because I was sneezing all morning”.  I told him I was going to chalk the sneezing up to allergies…..which I think has now turned into the cold my co-worker has as I am all congested *sigh*  I know that this too shall pass, but, seriously, I feel like I turned 40 and have been sick ever since.  Perhaps I am allergic to my “40’s”?! lol

Breakfast started with 5 Mini Kale & Parmesan Crustless Quiches, 5 for SF + 1 WPA or 5 points+.

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Plus 1/2 an orange.

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Simple, delicious and oh so easy to heat and eat when you have a whole batch of these in the fridge.

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I didn’t really think out my day very well this morning since my breakfast started with eggs (quiche), my morning snack involved a hard boiled egg and my lunch was egg salad. (SF) – 2 points+

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But then, my co-worker solved my problem ~ she said she was taking me to lunch to Bounty Hunter ~ a hard core BBQ Place….

Guess what??

I found a “Pony Express Special” that totally fit into Meatless March  and I didn’t miss the BBQ one bit!

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Ok – well, I did sample all 3 of their smokin’ bbq sauces just in case I wanted to put them on veggies.

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I started with Iced Tea with lemon and water ~ my goal was to finish both drinks before the meal was over.

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My sandwich came on potato bun with grilled rosemary portabella mushroom, eggplant, squash and roasted red peppers.

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I am totally grilling veggies like this ~ they had such a delicious balsamic, herby flavor.  I only ate half the bun and all the veggies because the veggies wouldn’t stay inside the bun.

(SF+2 WPA for the bun) – 4 points+

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Each lunch comes with a slice of their house made pickles.

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Plus their spicy coleslaw that I totally put on top of my “burger” (not you know the real reason it fell apart on me). (SF + 3 WPA) – 4 points+

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Yum!

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I did snag a few bites of the jalapeno corn bread they gave us on the house to try it out.

(SF + 2 WPA) – 2 points+

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Tonight’s dinner involved a spin on Spicy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Crunchy Tacos

I found these really cute potatoes at my local grocery store so I decided to switch out the Sweet Potato for them.

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Pretty much because I love anything MINI!

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I rinsed them, chopped off any funky spots and cut them into little pieces.

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Sprinkle with a little Homemade Taco Seasoning and drizzle with some olive oil.

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Toss and pour them in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

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Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes stirring half way through to get all sides browned and crispy.

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While the potatoes roasted in the oven, I made a batch of Basic Black Beans.  They are incredibly easy to make and taste like you have been cooking them all day versus just 15 minutes.

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Normally I only use onion in my beans, however, our fridge is over flowing with every veggie in town (as I stocked up for Meatless March!) so I added a little sweet and heat (sweet pepper & jalapeno) too. 

Caramelize for about 5 minutes over medium heat in a little olive oil.

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Add the drained and rinsed black beans, a sprinkle of taco seasoning, salt and 1/2 cup water. 

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Stir and let simmer for 15 minutes until majority of the liquid is reduced.

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Build your tacos!  You can use any store bought crunchy taco shell then add a layer of spicy potatoes.

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Tasty Black Beans!

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All the veggies you can fit in the shell ~ I used a romaine mix I made with tomatoes and green onions.

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Add in a treat like Guacamole!

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I will say that next time, my first layer is going to be guacamole because it doesn’t really work so well being on top.

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Just as tasty (although not as pretty) as the first time I made them ~ Thanks again to my friend Veggie Terrain for sharing all her amazing veggies recipes, including these Spicy Potato Tacos.

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Deliciousness~ Simply Filling Vegetarian Tacos that are sweet, spicy, creamy, crunchy, and salty  (SF + 2 WPA) – 4 points+

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Here are my stats for today:

  • Simple Filling (SF): 10 WPA (Weekly Points Allowance) used, 21 WPA remaining
  • 21 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • Day 5 ~ 100% Vegetarian and I survived a BBQ Smokehouse Luncheon not feeling deprived!
  • 75 pushups down, 750 to go (with a makeup 50 because I am not doing them tonight)
  • My FitBit Dashboard :

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I am off to take some Nyquil, Emergen-C and catch some zzzzz’s!

Night all!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 trekker46Chris March 6, 2014 at 5:27 am

I made the vegetarian minestrone yesterday. Snuck a little taste but can’t wait to have it today. Now I can’t wait to make these tacos. Thanks for all the great ideas.

2 Peggy March 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

I never would have thought to put oven baked potatoes in a taco – brilliant! I’ve been thinking of having the traditional taco for dinner, but this “vegetarian” version is going to be tried. Thanks for sharing.

3 Liz @ onpainandhealing.blogspot.com March 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

I’m definitely going to try those tacos! I’ve been eating a version of your egg muffins all well – I just used chopped up turkey bacon instead of sausage, and left out the “southwestern” kick. Question: do you consider hummus Simply Filling? My WW leader says it depends on the ingredients, and I notice you never really eat it. Thoughts?

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