So, get this. I did not come up with the ‘Clean it up Mondays’ idea. It was actually the boyfriend. He mentioned that I should do something similar to The Chive. He’s obsessed with that website. Along with every other male on this planet who likes to look at half naked selfie shots that women send in. You sluts, you. JUST KIDDING. Work with what you got. Anywho, his idea was to have certain days that I post certain things. Like how The Chive has hump day pictures that show half naked chicks. Well, since I don’t have half naked chick pictures to post, I thought doing something on Monday to make us healthier would suffice. And since so many of us real people tend to fall off the wagon a bit during the weekend, he thought Mondays would be a great day to post a recipe that would help you (and me) clean up our eating habits. GENIUS. He’s the greatest.

Now, Clean it up Monday also includes working out. If you haven’t joined a gym yet or started working out on your own, hopefully these Clean it up Mondays will help you out. What’s that you say? You can’t afford a gym? Don’t you worry. I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy, that posts new workouts daily, all workouts you can do at home on your own. That’s not true, I know the owner and he’s wonderful. And he’s ready to get you fit in your own household. And the best part of all, it’s FREE. So if you go onto Bodeefit.com, you’ll be greeted with a new email daily, telling you what workout you’ll be doing AND how to do it all with videos. Pretty rad.

Ok, enough about working out. KIDDING, LET’S TALK ABOUT MORE. Do you already workout on your own so you’re bored with this entire conversation? Well, perfect. Instead, let’s talk about some new workout songs to add to your collection. Here are some of my new favorites right now:

  1. I miss the misery by Halestorm
  2. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
  3. It’s Time – Kat Krazy Remix by Imagine Dragons
  4. Next to Me – James Egbert Remix by Emeli Sande
  5. Collide – Afrojack Remix by Leona Lewis
  6. Come & Get It by Selena Gomez
  7. Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore
  8. Ray Ban Vision by A-Trak
  9. Anything by Jason Derulo
  10. Anything by Avicii

Now go listen to delightful music tunes. While you’re working out. Create a happier and healthier new you.

Ok, I’m annoyed with this over-the-top happiness.

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Clean it Up Mondays: Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 sweet potatoes or yam, holes poked throughout with a fork
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey (or more, if you would like)
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 56 cups fresh spinach
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Poke holes in sweet potatoes and wrap in foil. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  3. Once the sweet potatoes have about 10 minutes left to cook, add 2 tablespoons of bacon fat to a large pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add minced garlic cloves to the pan then add the onions.
  5. Once onions are translucent, add ground turkey and break up with a wooden spoon.
  6. While the turkey is cooking, add hot sauce, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper to the meat and mix.
  7. When turkey is pretty much done cooking, add spinach and cover to help the spinach steam, then mix with the meat.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste, then remove from heat.
  9. When the sweet potatoes are done cooking, cut open and mash insides up with a fork. Then add the turkey mixture to the inside.
  10. And eat!!

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84 Comments

  1. Ginger Jones says:

    I just made these for my week of lunches at work! I am soooooooo happy right now…I have died and gone to heaven!! I find myself counting down the minutes util I get to eat lunch!

    On another note, I bought your newest cookbook this weekend and cannot wait to try some of the recipes! It’s a beautiful book!

  2. Shannon says:

    Totally making these right now as we speak! Everything is going smoothly but I find that I am having a hard time cooking the sweet potatoes. They’ve been in the oven for an hour and I check the smallest one and it’s still rock hard! Maybe my oven is broken? Maybe I’m broken! 🙂

    1. juli says:

      temperature might be a little different. just cook until they are soft!

  3. Jen Dietrich says:

    I would like to make this for a couple of my lunches this week. Has anyone tried making everything ahead of time and then refrigerating the items separately? Do the ingredients hold up to a night or two in the fridge? Thanks!

    1. Josephine says:

      Of course! Do it all the time! If your nervous just keep the turkey separate and then that day your are going to eat them fill them instead

  4. Lydia Hill says:

    Just wanted to stop in & say THANK YOU for this recipe! I have just started a grain-free lifestyle & am trying to get my family on board, too. After I found this recipe & my husband made these, I think he’s going to be all for it! They were absolutely delicious. So filling & so tasty! These will be a staple in my house, for sure!

  5. Rose @ Healthy Food for Hectic Lives says:

    I tried this recipe tonight and really enjoyed it. I made a couple of changes: I used olive oil instead of bacon fat, added tomato paste and omitted the hot sauce and cayenne to make it more kid friendly. I baked two sweet potatoes and two regular potatoes. The husband and one of my children prefer regular to sweet. It worked well with regular potatoes too. We will keep this recipe around and make it again.

  6. Robin says:

    Wouldn’t this be yummy inside of say an acorn squash. Mmmmmmmmmmm

  7. Tuesday Wustrack says:

    Just made these and I’m so in love. These are so delicious!!! I bought pretty large sweet potatoes, so I had to bake them for 20 extra minutes. I also added some red pepper flakes for fun. Thank you!!