I tried a recipe from Forks Over Knives today and wanted to share it with you. I certainly would recommend it!  I added too much adobo sauce for my family and so it was a little spicy for the hubby and kiddo, but they thought it was pretty good otherwise!  We felt like we were eating healthy while still enjoying a yummy comfort food on a cold winter night.

Click here for the recipe: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/yamadillas-vegan-quesadillas/

The recipe calls for peeling the sweet potatoes (yams), but I would recommend leaving them on.  They may add a little texture, but the added nutrients are worth it.  The skin is an excellent source of fiber, beta carotene, vitamins C and E, folate, potassium, and iron.  I peeled the skins (mostly) for my first try at this recipe.  Dicing and peeling the sweet potatoes was the hardest part.  While the recipe says that it is ready in 25 minutes, this step takes quite a bit longer.  Once all of your ingredients are prepped, the 25 minutes is more accurate.


Yam Mixture

I made a few alterations to the recipe – although I accidentally added too much adobo, I did leave out the chilis to keep it a little less spicy.  I also substituted the fresh garlic with garlic powder.  I have not been able to digest garlic as easily since my first pregnancy and the powder gives you the flavor without the indigestion.


My Yamadilla!

I added a little sprinkling of cheddar cheese per my daughter’s request and then sliced it into four triangles.  Between the three of us, with my husband and T only taking a couple of bites before the spiciness got to them, this was all we needed.  It was quite filling!  We have plenty of leftovers for the weekend.

The recipe recommended serving with salsa and/or a pea guacamole.  I was running short on time, so I just ended up making a quick guacamole using 1 1/2 avocados, the juice of one lime, about a cup of diced tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.  Just served with a couple of spoonfuls of this and it was yummy!  I will try the pea quac next time.

I am a vegetarian and Forks Over Knives is a plan-based resource.  If you and your family are meat-eaters, feel free to add your choice of grilled lean meat such as chicken or turkey to the “yam mixture.”  Just be sure to account for this addition in the nutrition info below.

I uploaded the recipe into MyFitnessPal in order to get the nutrition info:

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 6 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 365 mg 15 %
Potassium 212 mg 6 %
Total Carbohydrate 66 g 22 %
Dietary Fiber 11 g 44 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 7 g 14 %
Vitamin A 10 %
Vitamin C 36 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 15 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
  Not bad!
If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think!