Chicken Taquitos with Black Bean, Sweet Potato and More

IMG_6470Family meals can be fast, fresh and healthy.  This is one of my favorite fall recipes as it includes a powerhouse of ingredients that are in season now!  With school back in session and work ramping up after the summer lull, many of you are worrying about carpools, helping with homework and getting a workout in. The thought of making a healthy dinner for the family may seem daunting but as this recipe proves, it doesn’t have to take hours to prepare.

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 pound chicken, shredded and cooked (omit for a vegetarian friendly version)
  • 1 cup black beans, low sodium canned and rinsed
  • 1 cup baked fresh sweet potato, diced or canned and diced
  • 1 cup fresh shucked corn or 1 cup low sodium canned corn
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 can green chilies (optional)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 8, taco size, Azteca No Artificial Preservative flour tortillas

Picky eaters can customize their dinner from a variety of healthy ingredients so you win no matter how they wrap it up! Azteca, No Artificial Preservative flour tortillas are found exclusively in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.  They differ from their more heavily processed counterparts that sit on the inner aisle shelves for months.  They contain no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors and 6 familiar ingredients that you cook with on a regular basis.

Directions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. Divide contents between 8 tortillas.
  3. Roll and bake in preheated 425 °F oven for 10-15 minutes or until crispy and hold shape to touch.
  4. Serve with homemade guacamole: 1 avocado, 2 Tbsp. low-fat Greek yogurt, ¼ cup salsa and 1/8 tsp. cumin. Mash well, and mix in ½ cup diced tomatoes.

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This recipe is a nutritional powerhouse supplying more than 150% of your daily value for Vitamin A, 20% Vitamin C, 16% iron and 10-35% for B vitamins and 35% calcium.

Full Disclosure: Azteca provided free samples of this product to trial.



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