Hey guys! Y'all have been on me lately about not sharing recipes...guilty! I love food. I love cooking. I'm home for longer periods of time now so I can make more awesome meals and experiment and sometimes I snap pics as I go without this blog in mind. In turn that tends to piss folks off! 😜 Sorry about that! Whenever you don't see a recipe, it will probably show up in a couple of weeks, so hang in there. And if not, feel free to ask and I'll get to it sooner or later.
First up lets talk about healthy ingredients. A lot of times, it's not that difficult to make a meal healthier. When you think about your ingredients and how you can substitute things, all you gotta do is give it a try. I've been really into substituting sugar with stevia for baking, mayo for Greek yogurt, ground beef for ground turkey, and so on and so forth. So, always take a look at your options before you rule something completely out! Chances are, there's a way to make it with less caloric ingredients.
Speaking of ground turkey...lets get started with the ground turkey and sweet potato skillet! I found this recipe on the web and made some changes to make it work for me. There are many variations of this recipe and in my opinion, no wrong way to do it. I like a bit of a sweet and spicy thing for my palette. Here's what I used:
Lean ground turkey
Yellow Onion (chopped)
1tsp minced garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin
Pinch of cinnamon
Salt & Pepper to taste
Sprinkle of Red pepper flakes
Shredded mozzarella Heat skillet with olive oil covering bottom. Add in ground turkey and brown.
Next add in sweet potatoes and cook until they become tender. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and stir until the onions and peppers cook through.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and then pop into the oven heated at 400 degrees, just until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with parsley and allow to cool.
A tip from me: if you have a picky eater (aka my husband doesn't like large pieces of onions or peppers). Mince it in the food processor. He won't even know it's in it and the flavors still remain. I process most vegetables for this reason!
This meal is delicious. It's so satisfying and not heavy. My husband had 3 helpings and then finished it off the next day (he also doesn't like leftovers). I swear if not for anything else, I'd be a good parent because I can cook for the picky 😉. I can also yell louder than anyone else I know so...I usually win. That might be a reason not to parent. What if the kid gets that gene and I'm not the loudest anymore? 😯
Anyway, you guys enjoy and let me know what you think! More recipes to come...fear not!