Wellness Challenge Recipes: Spring Break Week 2

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Tacos
Serves 4

  • 1 ½ lb. sweet potatoes
  • 3 Tb. olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell, poblano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-15 oz. can reduce sodium black beans, drained, and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 3 Tb. honey
  • 3 Tb. fresh lime juice
  • 4 Tb. chopped cilantro
  • 8 corn tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Dice sweet potatoes into ½-inch cubes and place in large bowl. Sprinkle potatoes with 2 Tb. olive oil and seasonings. Toss to coat and spread single layer onto a baking sheet. Roast about 15-20 minutes until tender, tossing halfway through baking.
  2. While potatoes are roasting, heat a large skillet with remaining oil and add diced onion and peppers. Sauté onions and peppers until tender and caramelized, about 7 minutes then add garlic. Reduce heat to medium low and add beans, corn, honey, and lime juice. Heat for another 2 minutes until warm. Add sweet potatoes and cilantro.
  3. Serve in warm tortillas with desired toppings such as cheese, avocado, lettuce, etc.
Margarita Mocktail

Margarita Mocktail
Serves 4

  • 2 cups limeade
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1/2 – 1 cup club soda
  • Sugar and coarse salt for rim
  • Limes for garnish
  • Ice


  1. In a small pitcher, mix limeade, orange juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Mix equal parts sugar and coarse salt and pour onto a plate.
  3. Slice lime and run lime slice around the rim of each glass and then dip it into the sugar/salt mixture to coat the rim of the glass.
  4. Fill glass 1/2 full of ice.
  5. Pour limeade mixture into glass, almost to the top of each glass.
  6. Top off the glasses with a little club soda.
  7. Add a lime wedge to squeeze into each drink.

Recipe from Liz On Call.

Emily Salas


14 Mar, 2022