This post was sponsored by Angelic Bakehouse but all thoughts, opinions and creativity are my own. Thank you for sponsoring this post and making Chickpea in The City possible!
I was talking to my photographer Joseph last weekend about how when it comes to being a lifestyle blogger there are so many elements that truly go into it. You can be a lifestyle blogger that only talks about fashion, only fitness and then the ones that kind of talk about everything in between. For me, food has always been the backbone of what I do and really what drew me into this world of health and wellness.
I loved sharing my favorite recipes with anyone who was willing to learn about them. I love hearing when someone tries a new product because I recommended it and I love working with brands that I’m passionate about.
Over the past few years, although my blog has shifted, I’ve continued to find and enjoy new products I love that can make my favorite classic dishes just a bit more fun, accessible and tasty to anyone – whether you’re into health or not. That’s where this recipe comes into play.
If you guys follow me on social media, you know I am freaking ADDICTED to tacos. Not only am I convinced they are their own food group but I’m also convinced they’re the best food to get on dates, fun to make with friends and the most convenient food that’s easy to make healthier. When you make tacos at home, or with a friend, you can literally choose everything that goes into it — the tortillas used (some people like hard corn shell while others prefer soft flour), what sauces are used (specifically what goes into them) and the stuffing.
When Angelic Bakehouse announced their new wraps to me, I was super excited to have a sprouted tortilla option that not only including sprouted grains (easier for digestion) but also came in a few fun flavors (and colors – due to natural dyes from beets, sweet potatoes and kale). The wraps use sprouted whole grains like red wheat berries, quinoa, oat groats and millet and are lightly sweetened with organic honey and molasses. They’re egg, soy, tree-nut and dairy-free, along with non-GMO project verified and vegan. No fillers, no additives, just real ingredients and real food.
I find it so hard to find wraps especially these days that are colored (i.e. spinach wraps you see EVERYWHERE) that don’t contain artificial fillers or colors. Angelic Bakehouse makes their Sprouted Kale + Spinach Wraps with actual dried kale and dried spinach, though.
I used the Vibrant Beet Wraps in these tacos and trust me when I say they’re one of the best tacos you’ll ever need to make again. They’re simple, filling and I even had two friends eat them with me while shooting the photos and they loved them too. They were literally asking me for another.
Truly this recipe goes to show sometimes the simplest ingredients make for the best meals. Also, if you don’t have regular tomato salsa you can easily sub for your favorite fruity salsa (I absolutely love mango!) but all you’ll need is:
- Angelic Bakehouse’s Sprouted Vibrant Beet Wraps (or any of the flavor wraps! I like their Spinach + Kale, too)
- Medium Salsa (or what you have on hand)
- Shredded/cubed chicken
- Arugula or mesclun mix
- Red peppers
- Sour cream (I love subbing dairy-free almond-milk based yogurt or greek yogurt here)
- Avocado Oil
Yay for recipes with less than 10 ingredients! Who’s with me?
As simple as it is, I combine all of these ingredients by warming up the tortillas on low-medium heat on a skillet for about 30 seconds to a minute on each side. For the veggies, I add about a tablespoon of avocado (or olive) oil to a pan on medium heat and sauté them until browned. I’ll then add avocado, arugula, the roasted chicken, salsa (favorite), a spoonful of yogurt or sour cream with the occasional every now and then drizzle of hot sauce. It’s so satisfying and I could honestly have 10 if the limit did not exist. Okay who are we kidding – the limit does not exist when it comes to tacos, especially ones this colorful.
For reference, I got all of these ingredients at Whole Foods but could easily be made at another when using Angelic Bakehouse’s products found in a store near you.
Most Whole Foods and Mariano’s in Chicago carry Angelic Bakehouse products, specifically their breads (which I absolutely love), but you can find all locations here that sell their products.