Turkey is a good source of tryptophan, an amino acid that your body converts into serotonin. So if you are a stressed, angry or argumentative type person, eat more turkey!
Here I bring you a simple, stress-reducing dish, that also features nutrient-rich sweet potatoes. It's the perfect weeknight fix!
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 lb organic ground turkey
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 large red, yellow or orange pepper, finely diced
- 1 1/2 cups sweet potato, diced (about 1 medium)
- 1 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 teaspoons dried or fresh parsley
- optional: 1/2 cup (or to taste) shredded raw cheese (I like this kind)
1. In a medium skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat.
2. Add ground turkey, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned.
3. Add garlic, onions and peppers, and cook until slightly softened.
4. Add the sweet potato, salt, pepper, chili powder and water. Turn heat down to medium-low, cover and cook until sweet potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Stir in the parsley, and sprinkle optional cheese on top. Cover pan with lid, turn off heat, and allow cheese to melt.
6. Serve as is, or it'd be delicious with sour cream, avocado, salsa, or good-quality ketchup on top, or simply scooped into a gluten-free tortilla (such as these ones).
Approximately 2-4 servings
(Adapted recipe from here)