Chicken Tacos

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Who doesn’t love a good taco?! These plantain shells are my new addiction! They add such great flavor!

These were super simple….

Plantain taco shell

Chicken

Red cabbage

Guacamole

Cherry tomatoes

Cilantro for garnish (and because I LOVE tons of it!)

What are your favorite taco toppings?

xo erin

Zucchini Boats

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From Skinny Taste Blog. These were AMAZING!!

Ingredients:

For the enchilada sauce:

  • coconut oil spray
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 or 2 tbsp chipotle chile in adobo sauce, more if you like it spicy
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • sea salt and fresh pepper to taste

For the zucchini boats:

  • 4 (about 32 oz total) medium zucchini
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 oz cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 3 tbsp water or chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Topping:

  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • chopped scallions and cilantro for garnish

Directions:

For the enchilada sauce: In a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Add chipotle chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

For the Zucchini Boats:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and using a small spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4″ thick. Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces and set aside.
  3. Drop the zucchini halves in boiling water and cook 1 minute; remove from water.
  4. In a large saute pan, heat oil and add onion, garlic and bell pepper. Cook on medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add chopped zucchini and cilantro; season with salt and pepper and cook about 4 minutes. Add the cumin, oregano, chili powder, water, and tomato paste and cook a few more minutes, thenadd in chicken; mix and cook 3 more minutes.
  5. Place 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a large (or 2 small) baking dish, and place zucchini halves cut side up. Using a spoon, fill each hollowed zucchini with 1/3 cup chicken mixture, pressing firmly.
  6. Top each with 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce, and 1 1/2 tablespoons each of shredded cheese.** cheese optional.
  7. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.

Top with scallions and cilantro for garnish.

xo erin

Garbanzo Bean Salad with Mexican Mango Dressing by My New Roots

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I made this salad for my family….but after trying it I packed it up, put it in the fridge and ate the whole thing myself till it was gone! Thanks My New Roots!

Ingredients:
3 cups cooked garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) (about 2 cans)
1 red & yellow bell pepper
3 carrots
½ large jicima root
1 cup chopped spinach
½ cup cilantro
(You can use what ever veggies you would like! Try to use veggies that will soak up some of the dressing. Get your greens in there- any greens would be good! )

Dressing:
1 large, ripe mango
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 large green onions, with tops
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp. sea salt
½ chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (substitute ¼ tsp. ground chipotle or use your favorite chili spice)

Directions:
1. Peel mango and place in a blender with all other dressing ingredients. Blend on high until uniform and creamy. It will look like a smoothie. Season to taste.
2. In a large bowl, pour dressing over garbanzo beans and let sit while you prepare the rest of the salad filling. ( I didn’t use all of the dressing. You could also add more veggies to soak up the dressing)
3. As you chop up the vegetables for the salad, add them as you go and stir to get an idea on how much more you need. Stop when the salad is well-dressed but not super gloppy.
4. Serve with sliced avocado and lime wedges on the side. Garnish with more cilantro, sprouts, pumpkin seeds, or whatever you have on hand.

To make it a complete meal: Serve this salad on top of coconut rice or quinoa.

xo erin

Avocado Salsa

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My friend Tania makes the BEST Mexican food around! She is from Mexico, myself from Canada and we met at school in Utah and became the best of friends! She shared this recipe with me after eating it at her house and wanting to drink the bowl of it…. now I want it on everything!

Ingredients:

1 avocado

4 tomatillos

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 seranno pepper

1/3 c cilantro

1/4 onion

salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Add everything to a food processor and combine till smooth. Add a little bit of water if needed and salt and pepper to taste.

xo erin

Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Cream Sauce

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I am not giving you amounts for the potatoes because you can make as much or as little as you would like! The sauce will be plenty enough! You would have enough sauce for a whole pan of potatoes! This sauce is so tasty you can use it after for whatever you would like, eggs, salad, burgers and more! * the sauce I used was left over from my Avocado Pizza!

Ingredients:

Mini potatoes

olive oil

sea salt

Avocado Sauce
3/4 cup mayo
1 Tbsp. almond milk
1/2 green onion, roughly chopped
1 garlic cloves
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 avocado
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
Directions:
1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Coat mini potatoes in olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or until soft.
3. While the potatoes are cooking, add all of sauce ingredients to your mini chopper and mix until smooth.
4.  Once potatoes are done, remove from oven and smash with a fork or a mug. Put the pan back in the oven for 6 minutes on broil to make them a bit crispy.
5. Once they are done, drizzle sauce over potatoes. I poured my sauce into a zip lock bag, cut a tiny hole in the corner and drizzled it over potatoes. Add cilantro for garnish.
xo erin