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Potacos: Kid-Friendly, Corn-Free Hack for an Allergen-Free Taco Night

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“Potacos” are an easy and healthy 30-minute dinner using real food, this take on taco night will appeal to kids and the whole family! Use sweet potatoes as a base for loaded corn-free tacos and everyone can customize to their liking. This is a gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free, simple meal. 

When navigating a corn-free diet for kids, taco night can be a challenge. Now, replace all those corn and flour laden tortillas and chips with sweet potatoes as a base: TACO NIGHT IS BACK


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Loaded Potacos with corn-free taco night for kids

If you’re looking for a quick, nutritious, AND flavor-packed meal for kids on a special diet- here it is. This meal is fast and versatile: mix it up week-to-week with different toppings or seasonings to take the guesswork out of planning weeknight dinners. 

Potacos” are sweet potatoes stuffed with tacos that mesh latin influence with a nutrient-dense base. Having options for toppings will involve your kids and help them discover food preferences as they navigate a new diet. Give them a role in plating their meal to develop healthy mindset around food. 

Potacos loaded sweet potato tacos

There’s lots of room for interpretation here, but this is my go-to ingredient list:

-Sweet potatoes (or white potatoes)

-Grass-Fed Ground Beef, or Bison, or Organic Ground Turkey, Seasoned

-Black beans or pinto beans

-Avocado/Guacamole

-Salsa/ Pico de Gallo

-Dairy-Free Sour Cream, or Homemade Yogurt

-Onions, Jalapeños, Olives

-Lettuce, Broccoli Sprouts

-Cilantro (hey, detox)

Anything that goes on a taco, goes on Potacos! 


My go-to seasoning mix is Primal Palate Taco Seasoning. I always order mine through Thrive Market! At Whole Foods, I also love Siete Foods Spicy Taco Seasoning Mix.

Sweet potatoes as a base for corn-free tacos
You can use any type of potato: Russet, Japanese, Garnet
Sweet Potato Tacos
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Potacos: Loaded Sweet Potato Tacos

Easy 30-minute dinner that is gluten-free, corn-free, dairy-free for kids on a low-allergen diet and adults alike!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword allergen-friendly, corn-free, Dairy-Free, gluten-free, kid-friendly, whole30
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 # Grass-Fed Ground Beef, Bison, or Organic Turkey Seasoned
  • 1 tbsp Taco Seasoning Primal Palate, Siete, Thrive Mkt
  • 1/3 cup Beans Black or Pinto
  • 1 tbsp Guacamole or Avocado
  • 1 tbsp Salsa or Pico de Gallo
  • 1 tbsp Dairy-Free Sour Cream or Yogurt
  • 1 cup Lettuce or Sprouts
  • 1 tsp Red Onion, Jalapeno, Olives
  • 1 tsp Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Bake Sweet Potatoes, about 40 mins. until soft. Can be done ahead of time.

  2. Saute Meat until cooked, season with Taco Seasoning Mix

  3. Top cooked potatoes with meat and beans

  4. Add other toppings as desired, just like a taco!

Recipe Notes

Involve your kids in topping, let them pick out things they LIKE and will eat.

Try ‘baking’ sweet potatoes in an air fryer or instant pot to speed up cook time!

 

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I order my grass-fed, grass-fed bison from Northstar Bison. No extra additives, no preservatives, just sustainable-sourced bison that is around 90% lean. This recipe also works great with their open-pasture elk!



Potacos loaded sweet potato tacos

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Kate Daugherty is a Functional Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist candidate specializing in mind-body wellness. She combines a science-based approach with natural therapies to bring the physiological body into balance. Kate offers nutritional consultation and functional medicine healing at her clinic, The Facility, in Denver, Colorado. Read more about her nutritional approach here and her background here.

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