This Impossible Sweet Potato is (as always) easy, healthy and so so mouthwatering. You can check out my onion on Impossible VS. Beyond if you need more of a reason to try it!
Mexican Inspired Dishes
Growing up hispanic and in Southern California I have always had the pleasure to enjoy some of the best mouth watering tacos and dishes. Now, I don’t eat out as often because I truly enjoy cooking at home and many authentic places don’t have vegan options. There are many more food estiblishments jumping into vegan options now than there were a few years ago but I still enjoy cooking at home because I like to eat healthy and affordable. As you can tell by my other recipes, many meals are my take on Mexican food! It’s easy to find flavors, incorporate veggies and just outright tasty! Of course it’s not restaurant style authentic but I still enjoy the flavors of these dishes.
You don’t have to be on a health kick to enjoy this dish but it’d like to break down why this is my favorite ‘fit food’. Impossible meat has been controversial for many reasons, one of them being that it’s no healthier than the real deal. While that is still in debate, I did read a study here that talks about lowing your risk of cardiovascular disease. As if not killing animals and environment health wasn’t enough, that study is worth the read.
Sweet potatoes are low calorie, nutrient dense including protein. This is one of the best foods to load up on. They are easy to make and flavorful enough on their own. I cook sweet potatoes in many different ways including fries, burgers and pies! This food is like magic to me because it’s just all around good.
Avocado, the healthy fat. I’m sure you’ve heard of how high in fat an avocado can be. While that may be true this is a beneficial food to add into your diet. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated can reduce your risk of heart disease, high in Omega-3 and other key nutrients so eat up!
Please, use my blog for inspiration to get creative. With meals like this you can add stuff you like and I promise it’s hard to ruin the entire meal by adding a different veggie or bean. You can try black beans instead of kidney, I only had kidney at the time. Add another vegetable, got a vegetable in the fridge you need to use up? Throw it on! Broccoli, Cauliflower, Mushrooms are all good additions to this meal. Don’t be afraid to explore. Often times I have no idea what I’m making for dinner and I will just make whatever I have in the fridge and it usually turns out just fine.
IMPOSSIBLE SWEET POTATODifficulty: Easy
4 large sweet potatoes
Corn, fresh, on the cob or frozen (see notes)
1 can of beans black or kidney
Spice blend (I used a premed taco packet)
1 package of Impossible foods ground meat (see notes)
- Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- slightly oil each one and set aside on the baking sheet
- If you are using corn on the cob, you can oil each cob and cook that with the sweet potatoes. Cook for 45-60min. Stick a fork in the larges potato to check if it’s done.
- Heat a skillet to Med/High and add your thawed Impossible meat
- Once the meat starts to brown, turn down to Med/low and add spice to your liking. I used half a seasoning packet but Cumin, Chili powder and Garlic powder could work as well. This is entirely your to your taste!
- Add the drained can of beans and if using frozen corn, you can add that in as well.
- Once your sweet potatoes are finished, assemble your plate
- Impossible foods usually comes frozen and I store it in my freezer. I have never tried to cook it frozen so I suggest dethawing it prior to dinner time.
- I used corn on the cob but I LOVE the roasted frozen corn from Trader Joes or Sprouts. The roasted flavor really adds to meals like this.
- I occasionaly buy taco packets and am always sure to opt for low seasoning ones. If you like your meals with extra seasoning, I suggest tasting the food as you add spice to your liking.
- Add veggies! when I made this I was low on groceries. You can add bell pepper, Jalapeño or onion while your meat is cooking and it would add a lot of flavor (and nutrition).
- Top with vegan cheese, guacamole, sour cream, lime and your favorite salsa or hot sauce!