Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Onions with Dried Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts (Serves 1)
One of my favorite breakfasts is a stir-fry of onions, ground turkey, and baked sweet potatoes. Chopping and cooking the onions takes about 5 minutes. Browning ground turkey takes about 5 minutes. Baking a sweet potato takes me 90 minutes, but I usually have one ready to go in the refrigerator, so I just skin it and add it to the mix, which takes about 1 minute. The tartness of dried cranberries and the fat of macadamia nuts are a nice complement to the dish, so I add them on top after the cooking is done. I’ve been making this for breakfast every week or so for the past few months and am only now getting around to sharing it with you. I think you would really like it.
Prep and cook time: 15-20 minutes
1 medium sweet yellow onion – chopped
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 baked sweet potato (see recipe below)
Red chili powder (optional)
Directions: Melt 1 or 2 tablespoons of coconut oil over medium heat in a wok. Add chopped onion and let cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ground turkey and, using a wooden spatula, break into small pieces and cook 5 to 7 minutes until the pink is mostly gone. Season with a dusting of salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and red chili powder (if you like heat). Remove skin from baked sweet potato and add to wok. Use a wooden spatula to break the sweet potato into small pieces and stir in with ground turkey and onions. Cover and let everything heat through for 3 to 4 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Transfer to a plate. Add a handful of dried cranberries and a handful of macadamia nuts. Enjoy!
Note: Grocery stores sell ground turkey that is 6/7 percent fat or 1 percent fat. I always buy the 6/7 percent fat variety because our bodies need fat to absorb vitamins and minerals and as a source of energy.
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