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

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  • 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. Isobella says:

    This was amazing! Can’t wait for my leftovers! Thanks






  2. natalie says:

    Making this and 2 other of your recipes this week. I have been crossfitting for about 3 months now and just allowed myself to enter a challenge…. ya know, “paleo” challenge. Therefore, I’m stalking your website! I’m so impressed! I’m particularly impressed by the recipe box. I have always wanted to have this kind of application (well dreamed that it was me who created it). I have 2 kids and a muscle man husband so cooking is overwhelming. This rocks. I’m also starting a mommy blog and I’m definetly sending mommies your way!

    4 stars only because I haven’t actually eaten it yet 🙂

    Thank you!
    Natalie (onestopmamishop.com)- coming soon.

  3. Brittany says:

    This is an amazing yet simple recipe! Sometimes it is hard to make ground turkey taste good and this recipe knocks it out of the park! I added some avocado on top and it was delicious, thank you!






  4. caitlin says:

    This recipe is AMAZING! I wasn’t sure whether to use sweet potatoes or yams, so I went with the sweet potatoes (yellow insides) and they turned out absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely be making these again. You’ve found yourself a new subscriber 🙂






  5. Gwen Dearling says:

    Loved this recipe! I had to make a couple of changes because of my strange digestive system. Left out the hot sauce and cayenne pepper added a tiny bit of Heinz chili sauce and a few mushrooms that I had left in the fridge. My husband really liked the dish considering he is not thrilled with ground turkey. Next time I will add some avocado as suggested. Thank you for all your imaginative recipes!!!

  6. Caitlin says:

    This is a wonderful idea. May need to make this tonight for dinner. Thanks for the amazing idea!

    http://brunchbeautybrains.com/

  7. Juli says:

    Deeeeeeeeeeelicious!!!! You made ground turkey taste amazing!

    My boyfriend is usually the chef of our duo, and rarely expresses excitement about me doing any cooking, but I made this last night, and he couldn’t stop raving about it!! I’m still kind of learning how to cook, and your blog helps make it a lot less stressful.

    I omitted the hot sauce, cuz I’m kind of a wimp. It still turned out great!

    I didn’t have bacon fat, but I had bacon, so I made bacon fat (lol) and then threw bacon bits on top of everything at the end. Loved it.

    The sweet potatoes I used were rather large, and did not get fully cooked within the 50 minutes in the oven, so I split them open and threw them in the microwave with coconut oil for a few minutes to hurry them up.

    This meal was eaten with a lot of “mmmm”ing and many compliments from the boyfriend. Thanks for making me look so much more kitchen-competent than I really am! 😀






  8. Morgan says:

    Love, love the flavor. This recipe has soared to the top of my favorites! I made it for a group so I decided to double it and make a casserole out of it. I simply spread the turkey and greens mixture in a baking dish and layered the potatoes on top. Great for leftovers too!






  9. Maryrose says:

    I don’t really cook, but I had sweet potatoes and ground turkey and no idea what to do?!?!….I came across your recipe! And Just wanted to say that it was sooo delicious!! Thank you thank you! My tummy is happy






  10. Amanda says:

    I came across this recipe two weeks back (how did I miss it!!). I have made it TWICE. The second time was last night for a few friends that came over to watch Packers Vs. Seahawks. The meal was a HUGE success! I added chopped mushrooms and a jalapeno to the dish and it was supper yummy!

    This might be my favorite dish.. (It’s super easy)

    PS. I crockpot my sweet potato’s, on low while at work.