Rumor has it that as soon as you turn 40 your eyes start to go. I hate to admit this but I’m actually feeling this. Perhaps it’s all the screen time my baby blues are being exposed to but regardless I am taking this very seriously and increasing Vitamin A-containing foods in my diet. Sweet potatoes are a #1 favorite of mine. When I was a “Paleo” freak (as I like to call it) back in the day, I LIVED off sweet potatoes.
I honestly never get sick of them. There are so many things you can do with them – turn them into pancakes (I have a recipe for that!), bake them, sautee them, grill them, include them in healthy bowls, make them into a morning breakfast hash (I also have a recipe for that!) – the list is endless. Sweet potatoes are also very nutritious. They provide slow-releasing energy, great fiber, and many daily essential vitamins and minerals. Especially the ones that are needed for great eyes! Sweet potatoes are in season right now so be sure to add this to your weekly menu! Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS: 2 SERVINGS
- 1/2 Pound Grassfed Beef or Ground Turkey/Chicken
- 1 Medium Onion, minced
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin
- 1/2 Tablespoon Paprika
- 1/2 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
- 1/2 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon Ginger Powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- Salt/Pepper, as desired
- 2 Large Sweet Potatoes (or 4 small)
- 1 Medium-Large Tomato, diced (you can use salsa instead if you prefer)
- 1 Medium Avocado, mashed for topping (or guacamole)
- Olive Oil, drizzle
- Optional: Fresh Cilantro for garnish + added flavor
NOTE: If baking sweet potato in the oven – preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bake for an hour – or until fully cooked. You can poke holes into the potato. If you are microwaving your potatoes (to save time – but I always recommend baking first), then poke holes into your potatoes and cook for 8-10 minutes in the microwave.
- Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil, garlic, and onion. Sautee for 1-2 minutes then add the grass-fed beef (or ground turkey/chicken), cumin, paprika, dried oregano, chili powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Mix well together and cook until the meat is fully cooked. (If there is excess liquid, drain the liquid!).
- Cut the sweet potatoes length-wise and top with taco meat, tomatoes, and mashed avocado.