Taco Paleo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes require only 5 ingredients making these sweet and slightly spicy potatoes a healthy, make ahead dinner and lunch option!
Happy New Year, everyone! I love he beginning of each year. Not just because of the idea of making a new year resolution (which I really don’t believe in). More because of the fresh slate I feel it brings.
I am not one of those people that vows to overhaul my life in hopes of bettering myself. I find that I don’t stick to resolutions. Usually, I find that if I set rules down, I tend to go the other way. Mature, right? Putting limits to what I can and cannot do has never really been for me.
Instead, if I feel the need to start a new lifestyle, change, etc, I don’t wait until a new year is on the calendar. Rather in the moment. So last year, when I knew my health was in shambles, I didn’t wait until January to overhaul my diet. I started when I first realized change was needed. Instant satisfaction is what I crave. Not always proud of that but I have also learned that is just who I am.
This year, in 2017, I am working on accepting who God made me to be. Not to be ashamed, guilty or even try to change myself. I have spent far too many hours and too much energy to make myself the person I thought others wanted.
Hint. Trying to please everyone will never work. This has been a hard lesson for me to learn. But this year, I am vowing to please one person. God. I have made steps towards this over the past couple of months. Spending time each day praying and reading devotionals puts me in the right mindset. And even if it is only 5 minutes a day, it puts me on the right path.
Tell me, do you set new year resolutions? If so, I would love to know!
With a fresh year, I couldn’t think of a better recipe to share with you all! I have realized over this past year that simple meals will always ensure dinner is on our table. And if they are fewer ingredients, bonus points! And these 5 Ingredient Taco Paleo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are just the ticket.
Sweet potatoes are forever laying around my kitchen. We love them in just about any form so last year when I stuffed them with sausage and covered them in a quick, healthy cheese sauce, I knew I was onto something. Who doesn’t want something covered in cheese? So one night when I was craving Chipotle but refused to head out at 5:30 during rush hour, I decided to play Chopped with ingredients in my fridge. And the result? Ground turkey stuffed sweet potatoes that left me room for a margarita! I call that winning.
These healthy stuffed sweet potatoes are ideal for meal prepping because you can bake up the potatoes ahead of time, along with cooking the taco meat prior, then storing in the fridge until it’s lunch or dinner time. Top them with chopped tomatoes, or salsa, and avocado and you have a sweet, slightly spicy and healthy dinner on your table that nearly everyone in the house will be on board with!
If you wish, go crazy on the toppings! Add a healthy cheese sauce, like this greek yogurt queso, green onions, black beans, or even a handful of greens, such as spinach or kale, because you know, it’s January.
In case you are on a new year health journey, these stuffed sweet potatoes are Whole 30 compliant, paleo, and refined sugar-free! Making them a nutrient dense dinner option!
meal prep tips:
I love to make these Paleo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for meal prepping. Bake the potatoes and turkey meat, then store individual containers. Then at meal time, reheat and garnish with chopped tomatoes and avocado!
they make great lunch options as well!
if you are short on time, you can cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave by poking then microwaving for 5-8 minutes, or until soft. This cuts the total time of this recipe greatly, making this an extremely quick meal option!
45 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
- 4 - 4 ounce sweet potatoes (or 2 - 8 ounce sweet potatoes)
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced or salsa
- 1 avocado, diced
- Sliced Green Onions, Shredded Lettuce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Poke potatoes with a fork. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until soft. (Cooking time will vary based on size of potatoes. If using larger potatoes, cooking time will be closer to an hour.)
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add the ground turkey. Break up into small pieces as it cooks. Once cooked, drain excess fat, if needed. Season with taco seasoning. Stir to fully incorporate.
- When potatoes or done cooking, remove from oven carefully as they will hot. Cut open top to let steam out. Top potatoes with taco turkey meat, chopped tomatoes or salsa and avocado. Add optional garnishes if desired.
If you are short on time, you can cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave by poking then microwaving for 5-8 minutes, or until soft. This cuts the total time of this recipe greatly, making this an extremely quick meal option!