Taco Beef and Veggie Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I am always on the hunt for new family friendly recipes. And with us now on our fourth round of the Whole 30 adding variety to our meals is key. What is the phrase? Variety is the spice of life?! So true right? So this time I am doing my best to mix up our meals and try lots of new things!

Now for me, I tend to find something I like will stick with it. I will eat it day in and day out. Have you been following my salad obsession on Instagram??? Now this is totally cool if I do this for my lunches, but not so cool for family dinner. I need to mix things up or no one will eat, well besides me!  My husband totally needs variety keep him entertained, and if I am going to keep him excited about this Whole 30 craziness I need to serve him food he will want to eat! This time the tons of new recipes I have been trying are really making this round easy! My husband even mentioned that this has been the easiest round yet!

So easy and enjoyable that we decided to extend it out an extra 30 days to see if we can get some pesky skin and GI issues to totally clear up. Day 39 today and we are both feeling pretty great. And I am totally seeing some improvement in my skin just in the last week. Win, Win! But this is a whole different topic for another time…

Back to the real point here! Variety, Healthy Dinners, Family Friendly Recipes! That was what I was really taking about, right?! Every Whole 30’er with little kids needs some go to recipes that please the whole family. And I am always on the hunt for such recipes! I refuse to make two dinners and my kiddos start to get bored with meat, potatoes and veggies after awhile. So I started throwing things together and came up with this awesome Taco Beef and Veggie mix that can be stuffed into Sweet Potatoes for a healthy, filling and well rounded meal everyone will love. It can also eaten alone, or over a salad. Whatever works for you!

So give this a try and please, please let me know what you all think! I would love to hear what family friendly Whole 30 recipes are favorites in your house! Thanks for stopping in and come back again soon!!

 

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Taco Beef and Veggie Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Whole 30 Approved Family Favorite
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Brown Ground Beef (I used lean grass fed ground beef so there was very little grease to drain off, depending on the type of beef you use you may need to drain off the grease after browning your meat)
  2. While beef is browning dice and shred your veggies
  3. After beef is browned add in diced onions, bell peppers, and jalapeño. Saute over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until veggies begin to soften
  4. Add in garlic and cook for another minute
  5. Add shredded carrots, zucchini, diced tomatoes, salsa and spices to your meat mix. Add salt to taste. Stir and simmer for about 10 more minutes.
  6. While Taco mix is simmering, cook your potatoes. I am always in a rush with dinner so I just wash them, poke a few holes in each and microwave them for about 10 minutes or until they are soft. If you have tons of time you can always cook them in the oven for about an hour at 400 degrees.
  7. Once your Taco Mix and Sweet Potatoes are cooked, slice and stuff your potatoes with your mix, top with some Guacamole and Cilantro and Enjoy!!!
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Sausage and Kale Soup

I am not going to lie I have NOT been looking forward to the coming of the cold weather. I was definitely enjoying the Indian Summer and the warm Fall days we have been having.  But here in Eastern Pennsylvania winter is starting to make her appearance! We woke up to temperatures in the 20’s this morning and everything covered in a beautiful, shimmering blanket of frost.

That makes things a little more difficult around the homestead. Getting up and out to feed and water the animals is always a little more painstaking in the cold. But it has to get done and everyone was happy to get their breakfast this morning!

Now I love me a good bowl of soup. I love soup in any kind of weather. In the dead of summer I can still enjoy a huge bowl of hearty soup! But I especially love curling up on the couch with a steaming mug of soup when it is freezing cold outside. It is such a comfort food for me and really feeds my soul. My husband on the other hand is not a huge fan of soup. There are really very few soups that I make that he really likes, but this awesome recipe is an exception. He will eat this for dinner and actually take leftovers for lunch the next day…. which says A LOT!

This recipe is perfect for a cold day! It reheats well, can easily be make Whole 30 compliant and is a family favorite in our house! This is a great way for me to get the kids to eat their leafy green veggies as well! So it really is a huge winner all around. Hopefully this will make it into your meal rotation and will warm you up on those cold winter days to come! Enjoy!

This post contains affiliate links to some of my favorite products to use in making this recipe. I do not endorse any product that I do not wholeheartedly believe in or personally use! Speaking of that Le Creuset is my absolute favorite brand of Cookware, but it is very pricey. Like one pot or pan as a Christmas gift each year pricey. Check out the link below for their awesome dutch over, which is perfect for this recipe.

For a little less pricey but still great quality brand check out the Lodge brand which is also awesome!!

Happy Cooking!

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Sausage and Kale Soup
This is a hearty and delicious soup perfect for those cold winter days! Can be made Whole 30 with approved sausage and swapping Sriracha for approved hot sauce!
Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground Italian Sausage Look for brands with no added sugar or preservatives to make it Whole 30 approved!
  • 2-3 large Sweet or White Potatoes I enjoy it with both types of potatoes. You can use which ever you have on hand!
  • 1 16 oz package Frozen Kale Fresh works too, and Spinach is great as well! Really whatever you have on hand!
  • 1 can Coconut Milk Refrigerate the can and just use the cream from the top of the can and save the milk for another recipe
  • Sriracha To Taste Or Franks Red Hot if Whole 30
  • Salt To Taste
Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground Italian Sausage Look for brands with no added sugar or preservatives to make it Whole 30 approved!
  • 2-3 large Sweet or White Potatoes I enjoy it with both types of potatoes. You can use which ever you have on hand!
  • 1 16 oz package Frozen Kale Fresh works too, and Spinach is great as well! Really whatever you have on hand!
  • 1 can Coconut Milk Refrigerate the can and just use the cream from the top of the can and save the milk for another recipe
  • Sriracha To Taste Or Franks Red Hot if Whole 30
  • Salt To Taste
Instructions
  1. Brown Sausage in Dutch Oven
  2. While Sausage is browning peel and dice potatoes
  3. After sausage is browned add potatoes and chicken broth to dutch oven. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender
  4. Add Kale and simmer for 5 more minutes
  5. Add the cream from the top of your can of coconut milk. Stir and add in Sriracha or Hot sauce to taste. Serve and Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This is such an easy and delicious recipe! And you can really use what you have on hand. Sweet or white potatoes are both delicious, but if you aren't a fan of sweet and savory opt for the white potatoes! Kale or Spinach both work in this recipe as well. Very versatile!

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