Day 8:: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadilla

While we celebrate Taco Tuesday each week, the recipe doesn’t change much and since I promised 31 recipes, I thought I’d consider it’s use of tortilla’s in the recipe a loophole and bit and share with you this easy dinner or delicious snack.

 

The Recipe

-4 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
-2-3 sweet potatoes – chunked and roasted
-1 can black beans – drained & well rinsed
-1 bunch finely chopped green onions
-1 1/2 cup shredded Colby jack cheese

1. Preheat oven 425 degrees.
2. Place a tortilla on the baking sheet. Scatter the sweet potato chunks on the tortilla, and then fill the spaces between those sweet potato chunks with the black beans. Sprinkle the green onions and cheese. Top with the other piece of tortilla and press it gently. Bake for 6- 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the top piece tortilla is golden brown. Cut into wedges & serve. Makes 2 quesadillas, serves 4.

Recipe adapted from here.

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The Daily Tip

Sweet potato is quickly becoming one of my favorite veggies and it’s typically a “clean 15” vegetable with low pesticide content. More and more I am trying to buy organic, but at times it just isn’t the budget to buy EVERY fruit and vegetable from the organic section. Based on pesticide content here are some foods you should always buy organic: 1) celery 2) peaches 3) strawberries 4) apples 5) blueberries 6) nectarines 7) bell peppers 8) cherries 9) spinach kale & collards 10) potatoes 11) imported grapes 12) lettuce Here are the “clean 15” – conventionally grown with low pesticide usage 1) onions 2) avocados 3) sweet corn 4) pineapples 5) mangoes 6) sweet peas 7) asparagus 8) kiwi 9) cabbage 10) eggplant 11) cantaloupe 12) watermelon 13) grapefruit 14) sweet potato 15) sweet onions

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  • I was surprised at how much my husband enjoyed them. He's usually not a fan of anything with sweet potato in it but he DEVOURED these and asked for them again soon!