May 4

Cooking Class: Southwestern Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Skillet

How To, Recipes, Vegetarian


This is a quick, one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights!  Shredding the sweet potato speeds up the cooking process while the he addition of kale (or other hearty green) addes powerful nutrients and antioxidants and the black beans provide high quality plant protein!  You can serve this dish on its own or serve with a cooked protein like fish, chicken, or even a poached egg.  

The homemade taco seasoning below is perfect in this recipe or anywhere you normally use the typical packets (which usually have added sugars and preservatives).  Mix up a batch and store in an airtight container in your pantry.  

P. S. This video is an excerpt from a live cooking demonstration and includes LOTS of great cooking tips and tricks!  Even if you are not going to make this dish, the video is worth a watch!

This recipe uses taco seasoning mix which is SUPER EASY to make yourself.  You probably have all of the ingredients already in your pantry.  Making your own spice mixes makes sure you are using high quality, non-irradiated spices and no preservatives, added sugars, or excess sodium.  I keep a jar of this mix in my cabinet at all times!  

Mrs. Dornberg

About the author

Cheryl Dornberg, NBC-HWC, is a national board-certified health & wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert who is passionate about using the power of food to achieve optimal health and increase longevity. She specializes in motivating and empowering individuals to create sustainable & consistent dietary and lifestyle habits that support the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, increase longevity, and improve overall quality of life.


cooking class, Gluten Free, member content, Plant-Strong, Vegan

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