Roasted Okra and New Potatoes

This is a tasty way to roast okra.  It takes so much better than stewed okra, and is so much better for you than fried okra.  It is better if you use really fresh okra!  Remember the vegetables will shrink while roasting, so make sure you have enough because you will want seconds!

Ingredients

  •  6-8 new potatoes, skin on, scrubbed and quartered
  • 18 fresh okra pods, sliced 1/3 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Combine potatoes and okra in glass bowl
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange the okra slices and potatoes in one layer on a foil lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Shake pan to roll vegetables with 5 minutes remaining
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Skinny Breakfast Tacos

This is a bit of a different take on breakfast tacos.  If you are concerned about watching your calories, the last thing you want to do is dig into a delicious dripping potato egg and cheese taco for breakfast . . .  and we won’t even talk about the chorizo tacos!  This is a satisfying little breakfast taco idea that can get you out the door with two tasty tacos for under 275 calories.  Give it a try!

Ingredients

  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (Mexican blend preferred)
  • 3 tbs black beans
  • Salsa
  • Pam cooking spray

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat or on a griddle, spray with Pam and place corn tortillas on to grill
  2. Turn tortillas over after about 90 seconds, spraying Pam underneath before replacing
  3. Spread cheese evenly over tortillas, leaving the edges free of cheese
  4. Place black beans over the cheese
  5. Leave on griddle until cheese is well melted and tortillas are just starting to get crispy in spots
  6. Add a little salsa of your choice, remove from skillet, fold and eat!

Enjoy!