Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

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The Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas recipe and the Healthy Family Classics Cookbook giveaway are being done in collaboration with Produce for Kids. All opinions are mine.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe
Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe

While reading Produce For Kids Healthy Classics Cookbook I found a sweet potato black bean quesadillas recipe that is nutritionist approved and also very tasty. Using sweet potato and beans in a quesadilla might be a little crazy but it isn’t. This combination has the perfect balance between sweet and smoky.

Produce for Kids New Cookbook Healthy Family Classics
Produce for Kids New Cookbook Healthy Family Classics

This quesadillas recipe has less than three hundred calories, fiber and much needed protein, calcium,plus it is low in sodium. All important things to achieve a balanced nutrition and a healthier meal to munch on.

Ingredients for the Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas
Ingredients for the Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

Quesadillas are always a popular dish in my Mexican culture. We eat quesadillas for breakfast, lunch or dinner and even as a quick snack. We prepare quesadillas using many different ingredients. We also use quesadillas to repurpose leftovers, like grilled veggies and meats.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

Chef Adriana Martin
This recipe for sweet potato black bean quesadillas has less than three hundred calories, contains fiber, protein, calcium, and is low in sodium. Besides that you can prepare in less than 15 minutes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
  • 1 cup of cooked black beans or low sodium canned beans
  • 1 tablespoon of low sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of chipotle sauce
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 8 inches whole grain tortillas
  • 1 cup of low fat Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1 in avocado cutslices optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine the sweet potato mash with the beans, the taco seasoning, the chipotle sauce and the cilantro.
  • Spread this mix on a whole grain tortilla and add some cheese.
  • Close the quesadilla and cook on a skillet.
  • Cut in halves and serve with avocado slices and more cilantro if desired.
  • You can enjoy these quesadillas for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Being the quesadillas such an easy thing to make we also have to consider looking for better options by not adding excessive fat or unnecessary calories but still being able to enjoy the goodness that quesadillas are for us Mexican food lovers.

Preparing yummy sweet potato black bean quesadillas
Preparing yummy sweet potato black bean quesadillas

The Healthy Classics Cookbook’s Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas recipe in my opinion fits the bill for a tasty dish that can tame the hunger and delight our tastebuds. The recipe calls for whole grain tortillas, low fat cheese, low sodium black beans and taco seasoning as well as chopped cilantro.

The cookbook recommends to pair the Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas with plain Greek yogurt however I am pairing it with avocado slices instead. And to add some zing I am adding chipotle sauce. Chipotle peppers pair very nicely with sweet potatoes and make the bite a little spicy but not too much plus add smokiness and flavor depth.

The cookbook recommends to pair the Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas with plain Greek yogurt however I am pairing it with avocado slices instead
The cookbook recommends to pair the Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas with plain Greek yogurt however I am pairing it with avocado slices instead

When I tested the sweet potato black bean quesadillas recipe in my kitchen I can tell you my family loved them. Can’t wait to test other easy recipes inspired by the Produce For Kids Healthy Classics Cookbook. This cookbook is focused on the use of produce and compiles fifty registered dietitian approved recipes that will help moms and dads to get inspiration and find creative recipe ideas to incorporate seasonal produce into the meals and lunch boxes being offered to the kids and the whole family.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas inspired by the Healthy Family Classics Cookbook from Produce for Kids
Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas inspired by the Healthy Family Classics Cookbook from Produce for Kids

How many times we have to deal with the issue that our kids do not want to eat their veggies and we cannot find recipes to help us preparing something the kids will be excited about  That is why cookbooks like the The Healthy Family Classics: 50 Registered Dietitian – Approved Recipes from Our Kitchen to Yours is such a great resource to have. This cookbook is currently for sale on Amazon and 100% of the proceeds go to help end child hunger in the US through children’s programs at Feeding America®, adding to the already $5.7 million raised for children’s charities since 2002 by Produce for Kids.

This is a wonderful initiative and I want one of my readers to get the chance to get a copy of the book for free by participating in the Healthy Family Classics Cookbook Giveaway.

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Lisa Rios

My goodness, I have never tried quesadillas on my own at home & this looks absolutely delicious & healthy. I love sweet potatoes so much & the other healthy ingredients makes it a great recipe to try out.

Nicole Escat

I love sweet potatoes and this sounds so delicious. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

Kim Beaulieu

These look fantastic. I love quesadillas.

Marlynn

I love sweet potatoes but have never made quesadillas with them. Great idea!

Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

This would be so perfect for an easy (and healthy!) lunch 😀

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