One of the things I love about working with Stonyfield is getting the scoop on fun new products that are in the works. This year, they’ve teamed up with Target and 30 other innovative wellness brands to become part of the Made to Matter campaign. Together, they’re making it more accessible families to purchase healthy, sustainable products from companies who are focussed on their impact on our environment.
I was lucky enough to get to splurge on an assortment of goodies from the different brands who are participating in this campaign. I had my 3-year-old at the store with me, and we had a field day sifting through all the options, both from brands we’ve enjoyed before as well as some that were new (to us).
We picked up loads of snacks that have been finding their way into picnic lunches, play dates and road trips ever since. And they’re things that I can feel good about my family eating – no high fructose corn syrup or sketchy chemical ingredients.
As part of the Made to Matter campaign, Stonyfield is rolling out six new flavors of Greek yogurt that are exclusive to Target stores. They’re hitting the shelves in Target stores nationwide in July and August. The yogurts are packed with seeds and grains, to give them a little extra oomph. I can’t wait to get my hands on some to try them out! The flavors, which are all certified organic, gluten-free, low-fat and non-GMO each pack 13 grams of protein per cup in 2 varieties: Super Seeds & Super Grains.
The Super Seeds Greek Yogurt comes with flax seeds in 3 flavors: Blueberry, Coconut and Orange Cranberry. The Super Grains Greek Yogurt comes with buckwheat & quinoa in 3 flavors: Strawberry, Maple and Vanilla. I think I’ll need to QC each flavor before I pick a favorite (review forthcoming!).
I wasn’t aware that Target had a wellness grocery brand, and now I’m completely enamored with Simply Balanced (as evidenced by the large portion of Made to Matter goodies that I picked out that fall under that brand). I was totally intrigued by the recipe for Power-Packed Tacos on the back of the box of Simply Balanced butternut squash purée. We have tacos pretty frequently in my house, and it’s always nice to do a little something different with them.
These tacos came together in a snap, and I used it as an excuse to clean out my produce drawer. I keep a stash of taco seasoning on hand all the time (this homemade mix ROCKS), and I had some tortillas in the pantry to serve them in. My family loves using plain Stonyfield Greek yogurt as a sour cream alternative.
Also, did you notice that my radishes were smiling at me? They totally were. I guess they came from a happy farm 🙂
The butternut squash added a really nice richness to the meat. It was subtle but definitely different than with the standard seasoning mix only flavor.
I also had some baby arugula in the fridge, and the peppery flavor went really well with the other toppings. I think I may start defaulting to that instead of romaine or iceberg for Taco Tuesdays in the future! I added a few green onions, some cilantro and some shredded cheddar. I couldn’t pick between soft shells or crunchy, so we did both. Go big or go home, right?
These tacos were great, and I love that they were packed with more nutrients than normal. I think I may just start stirring in puréed veggies into my taco meat on a regular basis now!Print
Butternut squash purée adds richness to Mexican-spiced ground beef – perfect for Taco Tuesday!
- Soft or hard shell tacos
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
- 1 pouch Simply Balanced Organic 100% Butternut Squash Purée Veggie Stir-ins
- Heat taco shells as directed on package.
- Prepare beef mixture as directed on taco seasoning mix pouch except stir in squash veggie purée with water.
- Serve in taco shells with your favorite taco toppings.
Recipe from Simply Balanced
Keywords: butternut squash, easy taco meat, quick tacos
Thanks again to Stonyfield & Target for sponsoring this deliciousness! We’ve really been enjoying our goodies from Annie’s, Cascadian Farm, Ella’s Kitchen, Justin’s, KIND, Method, Mrs. Meyer’s, Simply Balanced, Yes To and Zarbee’s.