Vegan Tacos with Acorn Squash and Black Beans

Vegan Tacos Acorn Squash and Black BeansVegan tacos acorn squash and black beans might seem like an odd combination, but this recipe has just the right mixture of sweet, salt and spice. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Thanks to the squash and black beans, this recipe packs a nutrient punch. It has 15 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein with only 353 calories for two tacos. You can reduce the calories and fat by cutting out the avocado and reducing the olive oil to 1/2 tbsp.

You could add some vegan shredded cheese to the tacos, but we didn’t feel it was necessary. They have so much flavor without it.

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Mexican Salad

Mexican SaladThis Mexican Salad is a flavorful, delicious, hearty salad that works well as a side salad or a main dish for lunch. With 14 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein and 136% of your RDV of vitamin C, this is a nutrient rich recipe. And thanks to the beans and corn, it’s pretty filling, too.

Amelia whipped this recipe up one day with some spare ingredients we had laying around. Thanks to the lime juice and spices, it has a lot of flavor without using any oil.

You can put this Mexican Salad in a taco bowl to make it a little more special. EatingWell.com has a cool way to make your own taco bowls with corn tortillas and a muffin tin.

This salad is great on a hot summer day made with fresh corn on the cob, but you can eat it all year round and not get tired of it.

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Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash PinThis Sweet Potato Hash recipe is a great main dish or side dish for your Tofu Scramble or in a breakfast burrito. The black beans and veggie sausage give it a little more flavor, texture and protein.

We really like the fat-free Gimme Lean Sausage from Lightlife, but it’s not available here in Cuenca, Ecuador so we used Vegan Chorizo Sausage that we bought from Fratello Vegan. Rene, the owner, makes his chorizo oil-free with black beans.

We had some extra kale a few weeks ago and thought it might go bad so we froze it. About 30 minutes before Amelia cooked this dish, she pulled it out of the freezer and let it warm up a bit. It worked perfectly in this dish. Kale is so durable that freezing doesn’t damage it. It has almost the same texture as fresh cooked kale, but maybe a tiny bit softer. This recipe is a great way to get some extra dark leafy greens in your diet.

Sweet potatoes are considered a super food by many because of their high fiber and vitamin content. In fact, this sweet potato hash recipe has 8 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein, as well as 240% RDA of Vitamin A. Eating this dish for breakfast is a great way to start your day.

Pair it with some warm corn tortillas, salsa and avocado to make it even more amazing! Vitamin A is fat soluble, so eating this dish with avocado will help your body get at all those healthy phytonutrients.

Sweet Potato Hash

This makes 4 servings as a side dish, but if you want to eat it as a main dish, it’s really only 2 servings.

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Easy Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Easy Vegan Black Bean BrowniesAmelia made these delicious Easy Vegan Black Bean Brownies by replacing the eggs with black beans. I know. I know. That sounds odd. But trust me, you can’t taste the black beans at all. You only taste the chocolatey goodness.

They’re very moist and tasty, but not as rich as non-vegan brownies. Personally, I like them better. Sometimes rich foods don’t agree with me and you get all that extra fiber and protein from eating a friggin brownie!

This recipe uses a vegan brownie mix, which will save you some time over making it from scratch. If you want this to be gluten free, oil free and soy free, be sure to look for that on the label. The Enjoy Life Brownie Mix is free from just about everything.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love our Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake recipe. It’s another one that will completely fool your friends.

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