Ground Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Pesto Glaze

When it comes to healthy eating, the term “comfort food” doesn’t have to be eliminated from your weekly meal prep inspiration. These ground turkey stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect mix of comfort food meats clean ingredients. You can even make them in large quantities to have for multiple meals throughout the week. I would say that is a win, win…win! If I could choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, I would probably choose sweet potatoes (haha) and I am actually 100% serious! They are full of fiber, vitamin A, are best served warm, and you can do SO many different things with them! I added goat cheese, cilantro and pumpkin seeds to this recipe to help compliment the creamy texture of the sweet potatoes, add a little kick, as well as an extra crunch. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did 🙂

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb. organic hormone/antibiotic  free ground turkey 
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Fresh garlic (add as much as you prefer)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 T coconut aminos

Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • Garlic
  • Lime Juice
  • 1/4 avocado
  • Option to add Further Food Collagen Powder!

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Bake sweet potatoes for 30-40 minutes, until soft
  3. In a separate bowl, combine goat cheese, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds
  4. While the potatoes are baking, brown the turkey with fresh garlic, coconut aminos, and a splash of lemon juice
  5. Once potatoes are done, cut them in half and scoop out insides into the bowl with other ingredients
  6. Add in cooked ground turkey and mix well
  7. Scoop the mixture back into the sweet potato halves and place back in the oven for 5 minutes
  8. For the cilantro sauce, combine all ingredients into your food processor and mix until creamy
  9. Once the sweet potatoes are done baking, drizzle the sauce over the potatoes, top off with avocado, and serve

 

 

Sweet Potato, Avocado, Gut Friendly Ice Cream

Who says ice cream can’t be gut healthy? During the summer I always crave ice cream, however dairy and my stomach just don’t get along. Luckily there are so many great dairy alternatives like almond milk or coconut milk that are more easily digestible and have added health benefits, so you no longer have to say good bye to your favorite ice cream treat or feel guilty for loading up on sugar. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean sacrificing the foods you love. It simply means educating yourself on how you can incorporate healthy foods into your diet while also feeling satisfied. I am currently following Be Well By Kelly’s Fab 4 meal plan where you aim to incorporate fat, protein, fiber and greens in every meal, so I tried to stick to that motto when creating this ice cream. There is zero guilt involved when consuming this ice cream because it is loaded with healthy ingredients, good fat, and whole foods that will make you feel satisfied with every bite! I also used Further Foods Collagen Peptides for added gut benefits and glowing skin!

What is collagen, you may ask? Collagen is the protein found in your skin and connective tissue, and can be consumed from foods like bone broth and meat. When our body is low on collagen our skin can become “saggy”, our nails become brittle, and many people experience stomach and digestion issues. I have always been one to struggle with bloating, poor digestion and dry skin as a result from my hypothyroidism, so collagen has been a huge benefit for my overall health. Since I have started taking collagen daily, my hair is shinier, my nails grow uncontrollably, and my gut and digestion have healed. Do you ever wonder why some people just have a “glow” to their skin? It is because they are eating a healthy diet and consuming foods high in collagen to give them that youthful glow. I live in Minnesota and have struggled with dry skin during the winter months for years, and this was the first year that my skin felt smooth and youthful, even when the below zero temperatures rolled in.

One of my favorite things about collagen is you can literally put it in anything and not taste it. I have a picky husband who definitely notices when I try to “hide” vegetables in his meal, but he has never noticed the extra collagen peptides I load into his morning smoothie! I put collagen in my morning coffee, smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, even soup! When that “3:00 pm slump” comes along I sometimes make a turmeric latte and add my Further Foods collagen peptides for a boost of protein. Heck, you can even put it in a glass of water if you don’t have time to get creative.

Need I say more? Use my code “loveyourgut10” for 10% off your purchase of Further Foods Collagen and get excited to feel more energized, lose weight, and beat your sugar feelings because you feel SATISFIED! That is the goal, right?

Now, back to this delicious ice cream. You are about to read the ingredients and you might think I am crazy for what is inside. Sweet potatoes and avocados in ice cream? Say what?! Just trust me on this. The sweet potatoes and avocado make it extra creamy, the cacao powder gives it that chocolate taste while also boosting your energy, and the coconut milk blends it all together while also giving you the healthy fat your body craves. And when you are done making it and want to eat the whole thing, don’t even worry about it! This is a zero guilt ice-cream, remember? Enjoy 🙂

See what’s inside below:

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 whole avocado
  • 2 scoops collagen powder (use my code loveyourgut10 for 10% off Further Foods collagen powder!)
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder (I really enjoy the Thrive Market brand)
  • 2 packets of organic stevia or 3 dates
  • 1/2 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 2 ice cubes

 

Directions:

  1. Steam both sweet potatoes in the oven or microwave until very soft
  2. Add all ingredients in your food processor and blend on high for 1 minute until very creamy
  3. Place mixture in a container in your freezer and stir every half hour until it freezes to the consistency of your liking
  4. That’s IT! Enjoy 🙂