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Nutritional Recipes

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Written by COA Nutrition Team On May 3, 2018

Get the fiesta started with this delicious nutrient-packed version of a Mexican favorite! Happy Cinco!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 3 cups grated sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 8-inch flour tortillas

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and season with salt, if desired. Cook, covered, 
8 minutes.
  2. Add sweet potatoes, cumin, and oregano; Cover and cook for 
10 minutes, stirring often. Stir in corn and beans, cook for 1 minute, or until heated through. Add the cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread 1/2 cup filling on one-half of each tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges. Fold tortillas to enclose filling. (If a tortilla’s edges don’t stick together, brush some oil along bottom inside edge.)
  4. Coat large skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Cook quesadillas in skillet 2 to 3 minutes, turning once.
  5. Serve it warm topped with salsa and guacamole.

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

“Plan Your Meals for the Week”

For cooking newbies, shopping for exact recipes can prove helpful. But for us, busy working moms, it is more interesting to look for ingredients you can use in a variety of dishes, this practice can save you time and money. After all, if you buy an entire bunch of tomatoes for a single taco salad, you’re going to end up with a lot in the garbage. But if you buy a whole bunch of tomatoes, cook them and divide them up to use in pastas, in wraps and in salads. You can save on cooking time and keep from throwing away your money. Go into the store knowing how many servings of proteins, grains and vegetables you need. When you get home, get creative to use up everything you’ve purchased.

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