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Sweet potatoes took the spotlight in the real-food community for their versatility in recipes, taste, and source of a healthy paleo carbohydrate source. They are still a key food for people abstaining from grains and needing another form of carbs.
From regular old baked sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato toast, or using them in sweet potato pizza rounds or roasted sweet potato and kale salad, this starchy vegetable can take many forms!
Sweet potatoes are delicious and hearty and their deep orange color is indicative of their extraordinary beta-carotene content. While enjoying sweet potatoes you also get B Vitamins, Vitamin C, manganese and more nutrients.
These sweet potato boats are not for the faint of heart! They are a full meal- don’t let them being just potatoes fool you. Like their name states, they are loaded with beef, bacon, healthy fat from the ghee, and scallions, because scallions always add extra flavor.
If you don’t tolerate any grains or choose to leave them out of your diet and are feeling fatigued, you many be eating too low carb (intentionally or not). Adding sources of carbohydrates from vegetables can help bring your energy back up.
Besides whipping these up for dinner the evening of, you can also prepare these fully or partially for later use. All components of this dish will last in the fridge for several days, making them ideal for meal-prep and work and school lunches.
As noted in the recipe, dairy is not needed, but if you tolerate and enjoy some cheese or sour cream (from properly raised sources, of course 😉 ) then add and devour!
Loaded Paleo Sweet Potato Boats – girlinhealing.com
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 2 pieces bacon (no/low sugar, no added nitrates/nitrites)
- 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
- For seasoning ground beef:
- For seasoning sweet potatoes:
- 2 tsp chopped scallions
- Optional: 1/4 cup grass-fed, organic or raw shredded cheese and/or 1/4 cup pastured sour cream
- Wash the sweet potatoes then bake at 400°F until fork tender.
- Cook the bacon either stove top or in the oven.
- Brown the ground beef in a large skillet with the sea salt and olive oil.
- Add the spices in a small bowl and mix well. Chop the scallions.
- Once the sweet potatoes are done, cut them in half without slicing all the way through. Add a little bit of ghee to eat sweet potato, then evenly sprinkle over the seasonings. Add the ground beef to each sweet potato and top with scallions.
- If using cheese, top each sweet potato and bake for 5-10 minutes until it has melted.
The additional dairy at the end of the recipe is not necessary, but if you tolerate it feel free to add! The sweet potatoes will still be delicious without it.
I love these because they are a complete meal in one- so easy! Are you a sweet potato fan? Share in the comments how you like to eat them!