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IMG_8228Sweet Potato Soup

This soup is a year-round perfect recipe! It is healthy but sweet, hearty but light. And it is something that the whole family will love. Make this soup over the stove or in the crock pot if you are short on time! Best of all… it is Paleo and Whole 30 friendly!

Ingredients:

  • Meats: your choice of bacon, sausage, or ground turkey.
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups spinach or kale
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1 parsley, fresh
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced small (about 4 cups), medium large
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme, dried
  • 3 cups homemade broth
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)

Directions

  1. Chop sweet potatoes before you begin cooking so that they are ready to use.
  2. Cook bacon, sausage, or turkey in a large skillet until well done. Set aside. Bacon or sausage will provide the most flavor.
  3. As your meat is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of clarified butter in a large pot. Add onions, and cook until translucent and beginning to brown. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds.
  4. Add broth, sweet potato, bay leaf, thyme, and dill. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (covered) until potatoes are tender (12-15 minutes).
  5. Stir in spinach, and cook until wilted. Add in coconut milk and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley.

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Turkey & Egg Casserole

Love breakfast for dinner as much as I do?! Well, you are in for a treat with this meal. This perfectly seasoned casserole combines flavors that work together beautifully. I can’t wait for you to try this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil along with as much as you need to coat the pan
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • Salt & pepper for seasoning

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 x 9 baking dish with coconut oil, and heat the 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a medium-sized skillet set over medium-high heat.
  3. Once the oil has melted add in the ground turkey, and season with the chili powder, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook the meat until it begins to brown.
  4.  In a medium bowl beat the eggs with a whisk and season with salt and pepper. Add a splash water or milk to ensure the mixture is fluffy.
  5. Fill the baking dish with turkey and then pour the eggs on top. Layer the Spinach on top of the eggs as well as any additional toppings you’d like to add.
  6. Place the dish in the oven and cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until the edges of the egg begin to brown and the casserole is firm throughout. Check the dish with about 5 minutes to go to see if you need to add any time.
    • Note, the larger your dish, the less time you will need to cook. If you cook in a small, deep dish, you may need to add more time.

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 Bunless Burger Night
Every family needs burger night! But that doesn’t mean you have to have a cheat meal. This recipe includes both the burger recipe and the sides you might want to have with your burger. This meal is Paleo friendly!
Ingredients
  • Ground turkey burgers
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (x3)
  • Spinach for salad
  • Dairy free ranch or dressing of choice
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pat out your turkey burgers and set them aside. Season with salt & pepper or seasoning of choice.
  3. Slice your two sweet potatoes. Don’t worry about peeling them. Put them in a gallon sized bag with one tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and toss in the bag.
  4. Spread the sweet potato fries across a pan and place in the oven for 35 minutes.
  5. While the sweet potato fries are cooking, add your mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions in a small skillet over low-medium heat with more olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir and allow to cook.
  6. Place your burgers into a large skillet and cook on medium heat. Flip when ready.
  7. After the burgers and veggies have cooked, place the burgers on a plate and garnish with the veggie mix. Pull your sweet potato fries out of the oven and serve them on the side along with a spinach salad garnished with your choice of dressing.
    • note, the spinach salad can be eaten with the burger, it makes a very nice mix!

Cauliflower Crust PizzaIMG_8229

This meal is not only delicious, it can easily be made vegetarian or vegan. It can also be Paleo friendly. If you are interested in a meal like this, the trick is to get the best cauliflower crust. My favorite is from Trader Joe’s! However, here is a recipe for a homemade crust as well.

Ingredients

  • Homemade pizza sauce (an awesome recipe is linked!)
  • Handfull of spinach
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 15 grape tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tbsp fat of choice (olive oil, coconut oil, or ghee)
  • Banana Peppers to taste
  • Dash of thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Follow the directions your cauliflower crust pizza calls for. They will either be on the box if bought or alongside the recipe you used.
  2. Chop your veggies while the pizza crust is cooking. Then place all veggies in a small skillet over medium heat. Season with salt, pepper, a dash of thyme, and add in a basil leaf while cooking. Once veggies begin to soften, turn the heat down to medium-low and allow to sit and soak up flavor for 5 more minutes.
  3. Top with veggies after the crust is completely cooked. Broil pizza for five minutes.
  4. Enjoy!
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