The summer days can be everlasting when the kids are home. Three meals and two snacks need to be prepared every day and that can just wear down your creativity.
I started thinking of some of my favorite meals as a kid and brainstormed on how to make them healthier for my son. One of my all-time favorite meals then and now is potato taquitos. Mashed potatoes with cheese rolled in a tortilla and deep fried until golden brown. Sounds amazing doesn’t it? But it’s not so good for you.
I decided to give potato taquitos a healthy twist by adding watercress to the stuffing, minimizing the cheese quantity and frying in grapeseed oil. Taquitos are traditionally served with cream and lettuce on top, but this time, I decided to garnish with a bit of cotija cheese, fresh chopped tomatoes and more watercress.
I consider watercress the best green leafy vegetable in the world. When I found out that watercress is an anti-carcinogenic, an aid in cardiovascular health, bone health and high in folate, I had to crown it king of all greens.
Watercress can be incorporated in other dishes such as soups, salads, smoothies and stir frys. Its peppery taste improves the flavor of any meal and it is easy to prepare. Not to mention inexpensive.
My son loved his new and improved potato watercress taquitos. Not only are they nostalgic for me but are delicious and better for my entire family.
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