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CLIENT SUCCESS STORY:

Nathan lost 3.8% Body Fat in 6 weeks following an exercise and nutrition plan.

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Here is a recipe he used to make a “Healthy Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie”:

Topping:
1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2″ cubes

2 garlic cloves, halved

1/4 c chicken broth, low-sodium (or milk if you prefer)
1 T butter (optional, you could use olive oil, or whatever fat you’d like)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling:
1 1/4 lb ground turkey
1 small yellow onion, chopped
Bag of mixed veggies (If you got frozen veggies, go for those. There is no wrong way to do this, so use what you got! I just happen to have this bag of broccoli, carrots and cauliflower, so I chose to use that)
1/4 c chicken broth
8 oz can tomato sauce, no salt added
2 T Worcestershire sauce (technically not paleo, so leave it out if you wish)
1 t dried sage
salt & black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Put sweet potato cubes and garlic in a medium pot, with enough salted water to just cover potatoes

Bring to a boil and boil for ~ 15 minutes. Sweet potatoes are done when you can easily stick a fork in them and they slide right off.

Drain, mash or beat with a mixer and gradually add chicken broth (or milk), butter, and salt.

Keep mashing/beating until smooth, you may have to use a little more than 1/4 c of liquid depending on desired consistency.

Set aside and cover to keep warm.

Heat a large skillet and saute veggies (if you are using frozen veggies, start by browning the turkey) Don’t forget to season!

Once the veggies and meat are browned, add tomato sauce, sage, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to turkey mixture

*when the meat is browned, you can choose to drain the fluid.

Spoon turkey mixture into casserole dish then spoon the mashed sweet potato mixture on top and spread in an even layer.

I used a fork and ran it over the top so that when it baked, you got some crispy peaks and it created a bit of texture when you hit it with the broiler at the end.

Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, and broil on high until the top browns. Keep an eye on it when you are broiling!

Let rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Sprinkle with some fresh parsley, and ENJOY!