Saturday, December 28, 2013

Paleo Taco Salad

Let's be honest...this isn't really a taco salad. For some reason that's what we call it though. There's no chips involved (although you could throw in some plantain chips if you wish) and no lettuce either. So it's absolutely not a salad. And on another note, I may have already let you in on this recipe in the past but I couldn't seem to find it so you're getting it again.

This is one of our go-to meals seeing that it is super quick, easy, and has leftovers for a couple meals. As you all know, we appreciate all three of those things. Give it a whirl and see what ya think!

2lbs ground turkey
2 acorn squash, halved
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3/4 C mushrooms, chopped or diced
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
salsa of your choice

Place a tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil on a pan and heat it on med-high until hot. Throw your bell peppers, onion, and mushrooms on the pan to cook until tender. Add in all your spices as well as the turkey and cook until browned. As your meat is cooking, place your acorn squash halves (2 halves at a time) in the microwave for about 5 minutes or until the squash is nice and tender. This dish is easiest to eat out of a large bowl, so place your halved acorn squash in a bowl and top it with the meat and veggie mix. Dump some of your favorite salsa on the top and give it a few slices of avocado. Gobble up!

Hope everybody had a wonderful holiday and is looking forward to going into the new year.
Only 4 more days until it's 2014. As always, I'm looking forward to all those wonderful/awful 
new year's resolutions!


PS-a little thanks to Kelsey E. for introducing me to this little special way back when! 
Comes in handy way too often!