I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get my meal plans sorted on Sunday, it’s probably not going to happen. Which means dinner might be a haphazard mashing-together of whatever’s in the pantry.

Seeing as we like to eat a balanced dinner whenever possible, I’ve been making a real effort to keep several quick, easy and healthy recipes in my pocket for those hectic weeks.

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I usually have all the ingredients for these babies on hand, and if I don’t have something, I kind of just improvise 🙂

Here’s what you need to make 4-5 of your own delicious potato tacos:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • corn tortillas
  • any toppings you enjoy!

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Let’s get started!

ONE

Wash and dice your sweet potatoes. Scatter them on a baking sheet (lay down foil or parchment paper for easy clean up).

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TWO

Spray with an oil — I like olive oil. Give them a good shake and make sure all pieces get some oil on them.

You can use regular oil if you don’t have cooking spray, but I just find I use so much less oil with the spray.

THREE

Evenly sprinkle the spices over the potatoes, as best you can.

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FOUR

Pop in the oven at 400 F for 15-20 minutes. Give them a good shake halfway through, and keep your eye on them toward the end.

You’ll know they’re done when they start to brown and are easily pierced with a fork.

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FIVE

Eat em up! I like to serve mine with warm black beans, Greek yogurt (better for you than sour cream!), guacamole or avocado, and anything else I have on hand.

Don’t be afraid to customize these to suit your family’s tastes. Maybe add some chili powder for extra spice, serve on flour tortillas or even over chips with cheese for sweet potato nachos!

 

What’s your go-to weeknight meal?