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Homemade Paleo Spicy Mango Chutney

Homemade Paleo Spicy Mango Chutney

Homemade Paleo Spicy Mango Chutney Well, I am pretty sure chutney is already paleo-approved, but if not, here is a recipe for some!  Cody and I have a debate, he says it’s spicy, I say it’s not.  Technically it’s his recipe, so since he says […]

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie Uhm, yum! Dessert time!  Here is a recipe that can easily be modified whether you’re keto or paleo.  I hope you, my lovely and amazing readers don’t mind that I list alternatives for the recipes.  The eating styles can […]

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Shepherd’s pie has got to be one of my most favorite recipes of all time.  It’s such a great comfort food to me.  The soft, delicious potatoes compliment the snap of the green beans mixed with the slightly acidic tomatoes and moist ground beef.  My mom always used to make Shepherd’s Pie for me, and it’s something I could eat any time, any where.  I was very leery of trying to make a Paleo version of this classic dish because I wouldn’t know if it would live up to the legacy of my mom’s dish.  However, I am VERY happy to report that this recipe is amazing.

Try it for yourself!  The butternut squash and sweet potato give a very nice creamy texture that just blends so well with the rest of ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8 oz chopped green beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbps minced garlic
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 C chicken broth
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie | Fat to Fit Chick
I had some extra which I cooked in this tiny little cast iron skillet.

Dice butternut squash and sweet potato and boil until soft. Finely chop green onion, and saute in large cast iron skillet or frying pan with garlic and olive until fragrant, for about 1-2 minutes. Add ground beef and break apart into small pieces; I recommend using this nifty tool for ease.  Fry until fully cooked.  Once ground beef is brown, add tomato paste, green beans, chicken broth and seasoning. Allow to cook until a thick sauce has developed and set aside.

In a large bowl, place butternut squash and sweet potatoes and mash until desired consistency is achieved. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Once ingredients are prepared, you can either add the squash and potatoes directly on top of the meat mixture in the cast iron skillet, or place everything into a baking dish, with the meat mixture on the bottom.

Place in oven, uncovered for about 20-25 minutes until top layer is slighltly crisp.

Keto Paleo Mixed Berry Crumble

Keto Paleo Mixed Berry Crumble

Keto Paleo Mixed Berry Crumble As you most likely already know, I am trying out a Paleo diet, more specifically Whole 30.  With that said, I am also trying to somewhat keep to a keto diet, so this recipe is appropriate for both diets, just swap […]

Pollo Asado Tacos with Plantain Tortillas

Pollo Asado Tacos with Plantain Tortillas

Pollo Asado Tacos with Plantain Tortillas So as my previous post explains, I am doing (Paleo) Whole 30 for a month, so I think it’s safe to say I’m long overdue for a food post.  Plantain tortillas are absolutely incredible, two to three tacos should […]

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork MedallionsIf anyone has gone to a Brazilian steakhouse, they know that they serve a lot more than steak. One of my favorite items that’s often on the

menu is the hunks of pork, covered in garlic and Parmesan.  I’m sure there is an official name for it, but you get the point.  Wanting something like this, we decided to bust out the air fryer and see if we could replicate it.  I think we did a pretty good job, it almost tastes breaded, and it’s low carb, and very easy to make!  Pair it with my Freshly Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad for a delicious combination.

I would love to know what you all think of this recipe.  Do any of you own an airfryer?  It’s so easy to cook with, doesn’t heat up the house unlike my oven, and I’ve been able to cook so much with it!  Stay tuned, air-fryer recipes to come.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
    • this is optional

To begin, cut the pork into 1 oz pieces, or chunks.

In a large bowl add coat the tenderloin in garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes and let marinate in the fridge for 30 mins.

 

Once time has elapse, evenly coat with Parmesan cheese.

Set your airfryer 350 for and cook for 15 mins.