“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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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.
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
-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.
Potacos: Loaded Sweet Potato Tacos
- 1 # Grass-Fed Ground Beef, Bison, or Organic Turkey Seasoned
- 1 tbsp Taco Seasoning Primal Palate, Siete, Thrive Mkt
- ⅓ 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
- Bake Sweet Potatoes, about 40 mins. until soft. Can be done ahead of time.
- Saute Meat until cooked, season with Taco Seasoning Mix
- Top cooked potatoes with meat and beans
- Add other toppings as desired, just like a taco!
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!
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Yum! Can’t wait to try this one out.
I’ve been looking for recipes for my GF/CF child. This is great, so many options!