Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Whole30 Approved Shepherd's Pie

I LOVE Shepherd's Pie.

There are two types of people in this world - those who love Shepherd's Pie and - and those who have no idea what they are missing!

If you have never had Shepherd's Pie, are following Whole30 or are just looking for some tasty healthy recipes - well my friend you have come to the right place!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and the fact that I have chosen to continue my Whole30 journey through the holiday season, I wanted to make sure I found some recipes that are approved, delicious, filled with nutrition, and just like our normal holiday meals - minus all the extra crap that helps pack on the pounds or gets us sick.

If you are Whole30-ing and are tired of endless days of chicken, eggs, and avocados, you should make this. If you are looking for an easy dish that you can assemble one day and bake days later, you should make this. If you are trying to sneak more veggies into someone’s diet and know that the mashed potatoes will distract them, you should make this. If you are budgeting but still want to make something impressive, you should make this. If you like good leftovers, you should make this. If it is winter where you are and you are hungry, you should make this. Get it? Just. Make. This.

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

3-4 large sweet potatoes, diced
2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken, or grass fed chop meat)
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1 onion, chopped or diced
1/2 cup broccoli
1/2 carrots
1/2 cup peppers
2 celery stalks
1 zucchini, chopped or diced
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
2 tsp herb de providence (or rosemary)
1 tsp thyme
Garlic - as much as you like
To add when you are browning the meat, pinch of cumin, chili powder, pepper

Preheat over to 350. Melt half of the coconut oil or ghee, and cover the bottom and sides of the 9x13 pan. Boil potatoes 10 - 15 minutes, till soft. Drain and place back into pot. start mashing, adding in the coconut milk slowly, and the remainder of the ghee. Add in some salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. 

Saute all your veggies in the remaining coconut oil until translucent. Add in your meat and spices and brown all the way through. Place your meat into the bottom of your pan, cover with sweet potato, and bake for 15 - 20 minutes, serve and enjoy!! 

Need some extra help this Holiday season staying on track with your health and fitness??