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AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

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AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes make for a complete gluten-free, nutrient-packed meal.  Prep these on the weekend for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners throughout the week!

AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nightshade-Free, Dairy-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comToday I am excited to be joining in on the Recipe Redux fun of monthly recipe creations.  If you are not familiar with what The Recipe Redux is, you can read more here.  Essentially, it is all about creating recipes that reinvent our favorites in a way that is both delicious and healthy.  And you know I love both of those things!

AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nightshade-Free, Dairy-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comThis month’s theme centered around celebrating the fact that The Recipe Redux has been in existence for 54 months.  The challenge consisted of finding the nearest cookbook and ReDux-ing the recipe found on either page 54 or 154.  Since I just recently won several Paleo cookbooks in an Instagram giveaway, I had plenty of inspiration to pull from.  I flipped through a couple of the cookbooks, but when I landed on page 54 of The Frugal Paleo Cookbook, I instantly knew exactly what I was going to make.

AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nightshade-Free, Dairy-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comCiarra’s recipe for Irish Nachos instantly reminded me of a sweet potato-centered meal that I have been loving and making quite frequently lately.  It’s a little something that I like to call AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes.  Since I have made it enough times over the past several weeks, I think it is only fitting that I share the recipe with you.

AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nightshade-Free, Dairy-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comTraditional taco meat contains spices like chili powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.  But those spices are a no-no on an AIP, nightshade-free diet.  Since I still suspect that nightshades and I do not play nice, I have been avoiding them like the plague.  Luckily, I have found the perfect way to create that spicy flavor in taco meat: turmeric!

AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nightshade-Free, Dairy-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes
AIP Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 medium sweet potatoes
1 pound of organic, grassfed beef
2 tsp unrefined coconut oil
greens of 4 leeks, cleaned and chopped
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
fresh parsley, chopped
fresh cilantro, chopped
2 ripe avocados

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Wash and scrub potatoes until clean.  Pat dry and pierce several times with a fork.  Bake on a baking sheet for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a knife can be easily inserted into the center of each potato.  Remove from the oven to cool slightly.

2. With approximately 20 minutes left in the potato baking process, brown ground beef over medium heat.

3. While the beef is cooking, heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Once hot, lower the heat to medium and add leek greens and onions.  Cook for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, or until softened.

4. Once the beef has been cooked to desired temperature, add it to the skillet with the leek greens and onions.  Season with sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and turmeric.

5. After the baked sweet potatoes have cooled slightly, slice them open with a knife and stuff them with the taco meat.

6. Top each potato with fresh parsley, cilantro, and diced avocado.

AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nightshade-Free, Dairy-Free}| cleaneatingveggiegirl.comMy AIP Paleo Taco Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes contain healthy fats, protein, and veggies.  They make for the perfect nutrient-rich meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and squash all of my cravings for nachos, tacos, and basically anything Mexican-inspired.

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If you happen to be running low on time and still want to make these, be sure to check out my tutorial on How to Make a Baked Sweet Potato in the Microwave!

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  • Carla December 21, 2015, 6:51 am
    (((Sharing))) but had to also share with you I'm going to try this over winter break! Carla recently posted...Mama, Im so strong!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 8:40 am
      Thank you, Carla! I hope you love them when you make them. They are perfect for break because they require very little effort ;)
  • Katie December 21, 2015, 8:19 am
    This recipe looks delicious! I usually take my sweet potatoes the breakfast route and stuff them with egg whites, spinach, onions, and salsa. I also love that this recipe includes turmeric--I've been trying to add this to my diet a lot lately since it helps reduce inflammation.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 8:40 am
      That definitely sounds amazing! I love sweet potatoes for breakfast, so I enjoy hearing when other people do the same!
  • Ruth December 21, 2015, 9:32 am
    YUM! I love stuffed sweet potatoes. The addition of leeks makes it perfectly delicious :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 10:26 am
      I very recently started cooking with leeks and now I am hooked on them. I have basically been adding them to every dish possible ;)
  • Meal Makeover Mom Janice December 21, 2015, 10:07 am
    Many of my fav ingredients in this recipe, and it looks like I just found a new use for the sweet potatoes on my counter! Meal Makeover Mom Janice recently posted...Easy No-Bake Snickerdoodle Date Balls for a No-Sugar-Added Holiday Dessert {Recipe Redux December Challenge}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 10:38 am
      Stuffing sweet potatoes is definitely one of my favorite things to do. It can be so easy and inexpensive. I hope you give these a try!
  • rachel @ Athletic avocado December 21, 2015, 10:09 am
    These stuffed sweet potatoes look so good! Im all about that taco life :) Pinned! rachel @ Athletic avocado recently posted...Healthy Carrot Cake Fruit ButterMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 10:26 am
      The more tacos the better, right?! Thanks for pinning!
  • Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple December 21, 2015, 10:50 am
    Mmmm I just want to take a big bite out of these! Delish!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 11:01 am
      I know, right? It's too bad we can't reach through computer screens and grab them!
  • dixya | food, pleasure, and health December 21, 2015, 10:58 am
    i have been making sweet potato chili lately but this recipe will be great for a change!! dixya | food, pleasure, and health recently posted...Virtual Coffee DateMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 11:02 am
      You can never go wrong with sweet potatoes. They are definitely delicious in chili and soups, but also awesome for breakfast or dessert. I seriously think they are one of the most versatile foods ;)
  • Deanna Segrave-Daly December 21, 2015, 1:47 pm
    Welcome to ReDux! These look delish and filling too - yum :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 1:58 pm
      Thanks so much, Deanna!
  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors December 21, 2015, 2:50 pm
    The leeks in the stuffed sweet potatoes, I have to try this! I love using black beans and zucchini and squash to stuff my sweet potatoes, but now I just have to try this version! Sam @ PancakeWarriors recently posted...Chocolate Pecan Coconut Cups (#SundaySupper)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 5:28 pm
      Once you start using leeks, you won't go back. I am hooked on adding them to just about everything!
  • Ashley December 21, 2015, 3:05 pm
    I have been eating soooo many sweet potatoes lately and this isn't helping! haha looks awesome!! Merry merry Christmas!! Ashley recently posted...Warm Wishes From Our Family To YoursMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 5:29 pm
      You should definitely give them a try during your break. It doesn't get much better than an EASY healthy & delicious meal!
  • Giselle December 21, 2015, 3:57 pm
    We make something similar to this often and it's always a family favorite! We call it a taco smash :-)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 5:29 pm
      Oooo, I love that name! It makes them sound so cool ;)
  • Sarah Grace December 21, 2015, 5:11 pm
    Ohhh how I love my avocado and sweet potatoes! But I always tend to think of sweet toppings and fillings with sweet potatoes, so I love this more savory take with them! And who doesn't like tacos?! xo, Sarah Grace Sarah Grace recently posted...Quick and Healthy Almond BrittleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 21, 2015, 5:30 pm
      I hear you. Nut/seed butter is a favorite sweet potato topping of mine! BUT.. you definitely need to try this savory version. If you love tacos (like you said, who doesn't?), it is pretty much guaranteed to be a winner!

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