Today is the day… I start my 2nd and last year of school (hopefully forever… i’ve said that before!). In just 11 short months (I hope) I will be graduating as a certified and registered holistic nutritionist! yay… hopefully by that time i’ll have a better idea of what I want to accomplish with this new sought certification… anyways, with school just kicking off I thought i’d throw out one of my favourite easy, portable, go-to school night dinners.
Loaded baked sweet potato:
roughly 1 pound ground turkey (sub beans for veggie version)
1 large carrot diced
2 stalks of celery diced
1 medium red onion diced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
3 -4 large sweet potatoes
preheat oven to 400, poke holes in sweet potato using fork, wrap in tin foil and place in oven for about 35-40 minutes (until cooked through)
While the potatoes are cooking heat coconut oil over medium high heat, sauté veggies in oil for about 5 minutes, add ground turkey and stir until cooked. Once thoroughly cooked add in almond butter and stir until incorporated… add s&p to taste… remove from heat.
Once the potatoes are cooked, remove from oven and scoop out the middle (be careful, really really hot!), add to a mixing bowl. Mash the potato innards thoroughly and add meat mixture. Once everything is properly incorporated add the mash back to the potato skins and throw them back in the oven for about 5-10 minutes to heat through and crisp up… your done! easy peasy.
I know the almond butter is a weird addition but trust me, it’s a must!
Hope you enjoy!