01.17.2018

Wellness Wednesday || A Quick, Healthy, + Delicious Weeknight Meal For The Family…. Loaded Sweet Potatoes

On NYE, when we headed down to a friend’s house in San Diego, where we had loaded potatoes for a festive evening in spent celebrating. TJ and I loved the idea so much, that we decided to make it a regular occurrence in our home. It’s a hearty meal, full of clean ingredients, and super easy to whip up on a busy weeknight (especially if you pre-prepare some of the ingredients, like the cauliflower rice, on a Sunday evening… just re-heat and it’s good to go…). Annnd, with little miss’ sense of independence at an all time high, it’s also a meal that we can get her in on the action with. She loves picking our her toppings (and maybe taking a few samples along the way) and I love that it creates a sense of community in the evening hours, when they can often be a hectic time of the night…. It’s a nutritious, clean, and fun meal that we can all enjoy together.

I often get asked what my favorite food brands are. I’ve been a huge fan of Foster Farm’s Organic Ground Turkey ever since I was introduced to it a year ago (I love buying it in bulk on my Costco runs… such a great price). It’s California grown, raised free range on organic land, lean, moist, and full of flavor. If I’m meal prepping over the weekend, it’s easy to make a few turkey burgers for the week on Sunday night, and cook the rest up as an easy “toss in the salad” protein. It helps me stay on track to eat lean + clean throughout the week. Annnnd, it’s especially good on our loaded sweet potato nights (or lunches… depending on how we’re feeling….). So, today, I’m sharing with you our ingredients for a “Loaded Sweet Potato” evening… easily doubled, tripled, or enjoyed solo too.

Loaded Sweet Potatoes: 

Ingredients For Turkey:
1 Package Foster Farms Organic Turkey
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
Olive Oil/Avocado Oil Spray (for cooking)

Topping Ingredients:
2-3 Bell Peppers, Diced
1 Red Onion, Diced
1 Green Onion, Diced
1 Avocado
2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
1 Package Riced Cauliflower
1 Can Black Beans, Drained, Cooked
Salsa Verde
1 Garlic Cube (I use frozen cubes)
Pico De Gallo

Directions For Turkey:
Mix the spices in a bowl with the ground turkey and mix all ingredients together. Spray a pan and cook turkey, stirring and breaking it up frequently until completely cooked.

Directions For Cauliflower Rice:
Spray another pan and heat garlic for about 1-2 minutes. Toss in the bag of riced cauliflower along with 12oz of salsa verde. Stir to combine, cover, and allow it to cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Be sure to stir frequently.

Loaded Sweet Potatoes: 
Cook sweet potatoes in your preferred way (oven or microwave….). When soft and cooked through, slice open and top with some salsa verde, ground turkey, black beans, bell peppers (sautéed if you prefer….), guacamole/smashed avocado, cauliflower rice, pico de gallo, and green onions.

Hope you enjoy!

Thank you to Foster Farms for sponsoring this post + allowing me to bring you clean and nutritious meals. 

Comments

  1. These stuffed sweet potatoes look so good! And your hair is super cute in the half messy bun!

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