January Healthy Lunch: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos

January Healthy Lunch: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos

Posted on February 03, 2016
January Healthy Lunch: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos

Every month, our office prepares a “Healthy Lunch” altogether. It's a great opportunity for us to try a new recipe that's healthy and can be made for a large group. All of the recipes are convenient to prepare in an office setting and don’t take very long to make.

This month we made Black Bean & Sweet Potato tacos. All of the ingredients were purchased at a local all-natural grocery store and the whole meal only cost $5 per person attending. (WHAT A DEAL!)  We do not require everyone to participate, but these lunches are so much fun that most people do.

Trying something like this in your own office is as simple as researching some recipes and a little kitchen prep work. Start with the recipe below:

Serves 4
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup of black beans – drain before adding to crockpot
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 small/medium sweet potato – wrap in damp paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes
  • ¼ cup of diced white, yellow, or red onion – chop finely
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes [optional]
  • 2oz cream cheese
 
TOPPINGS
  • Tortillas
  • Brown rice
  • Chips
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
1.    Add all ingredients to crockpot
2.    Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours
3.    Serve on a tortilla, on rice, or with chips!

Enjoy!