Let’s Taco ‘Bout it! Healthy & Delicious Vegan Breakfast Tacos

 

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that tacos are my all-time favorite food! You’ve probably had tacos for lunch and for dinner, but have you ever tried tacos for breakfast?

If not, it’s time you did!

 

breakfast taco avocado

 

Healthy & Delicious Vegan Breakfast Tacos

(4 servings)

Ingredients

Veggies

  • 1 sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups (40 grams) kale, chopped

Tofu

  • 12 oz (340 grams) tofu (extra firm, pat dry, broken into crumbles)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp hummus
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp water

Toppings!

  • ¼ cup (4 grams) cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup (130 grams) black beans
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 8-12 corn tortillas

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F/204°C.

On a parchment-lined baking sheet, add sweet potatoes and red pepper. Sprinkle with olive oil and spices over the vegetables and toss to combine. Bake for 15 minutes.

Take the veggies out of the oven, add kale, and toss all of the veggies to combine. Put back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until veggies are tender and lightly browned.

In the meantime, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add olive oil, garlic, and tofu. Sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until tofu is lightly browned.

While that’s cooking, in a small bowl, add hummus, chili powder, cumin, yeast, salt, and water, and mix to combine. Add sauce to the tofu and continue cooking over medium heat for about 3-5 more minutes.

Time to put together your tacos! Fill each tortilla with the desired amount of tofu, veggies, and toppings, with 2-3 tacos per serving (depending on size). Enjoy!

(Note: Do not assemble tacos until you’re ready to eat.)

 

Why I love tacos so much.

I love to cook once and eat (at least) twice and tacos make for great leftovers. Besides that, tacos are an easy and delicious way to get a lot of your daily requirements for vitamins and minerals in just one meal. They can also be a good source of protein and fiber. Check out the stars of today’s recipe:

 

Sweet Potatoes

 

sweet potato breakfast taco

 

Sweet potatoes are considered a “superfood” because of all the vitamins and minerals they contain. Did you know that one sweet potato contains almost 400% of your daily vitamin A requirements! Sweet potatoes also contain vitamins B, C, and D as well as a wide range of minerals. They can help boost your immune system, protect your vision and reproductive health, and even help lower your risk of cancer. Plus, they appear to help improve blood sugar control and cholesterol levels

 

Red Peppers

 

red pepper breakfast taco

 

Red peppers are low in calories and high in nutrients. Just one serving provides 169% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C. Red peppers are also an excellent source of carotenoids … antioxidants that help keep your body healthy. Plus, they are loaded with lutein, an antioxidant that promotes eye health and lowers the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

 

Tofu

 

tofu breakfast taco

 

Tofu is a major source of plant-based protein. It’s made by pressing condensed soy milk into blocks in a process that’s similar to cheesemaking. Because tofu tastes pretty bland on its own, it can be added to tons of recipes, marinated, grilled, stir-fried, and more! Among its many health benefits, it may lower your chance of heart disease, is linked to a lower risk of some cancers (breast, digestive system, and prostate), and appears to help keep blood sugar under control. It’s also believed to help balance hormones, reduce bone loss, improve the elasticity of skin, and improve your memory.

If you enjoyed today’s recipe, join us over in my women’s mindful living community on Facebook where I share healthy recipes every week.

 

Disclaimer: The information shared here is for general information purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical conditions.  

You should seek the care of your doctor before starting a new exercise routine or before changing other dietary or lifestyle habits. Only you and your doctor can determine what course of action is best for you and your particular needs.

 

References:

www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/bell-peppers

www.webmd.com/diet/peppers-health-benefits#1

https://foodinsight.org/what-is-lutein/

www.webmd.com/food-recipes/benefits-sweet-potatoes

www.healthline.com/nutrition/sweet-potato-benefits

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-tofu

 

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