Sloppy Joe Potato Boats Whole30 & Paleo

Last week a family member posted a boomerang of Hawaiian Sweet Roll Sloppy Joe's pulling apart with a layer of cheesy goodness and I just about fell out of my chair they looked so good.

While this is clearly no Cheesy Hawaiian Sweet Roll Sloppy Joe, it might be the closest thing you can get while staying whole30 & paleo.

We did it 2 ways here - I had it over sweet potato (simulating the sweet roll) and the boyfriend had it over a baked potato. Both ways were AMAZING (you know for a healthy version).

The Sloppy Joe mix is sweetened with dates and I used ground turkey because I have an intolerance to red meat, but I am sure ground beef would be just fine!

Earlier this week I also posted about how cooking and then cooling starchy veggies can create "resistant starch". Resistant starch resists digestion, which is great for your gut health and makes your potatoes lower on the glycemic index thus lowering you blood sugar response. So we have been cooking, cooling and reheating our potatoes so that we can reap this added benefit! Article about resistant starches linked below in the notes!

 Ingredients:


Instructions:
  1. Spray pan with avocado cooking oil. Add diced onion to pan, once the onion starts to turn translucent and caramelize add the ground turkey & brown. Drain any excess liquid.
  2. Combine apple cider vinegar, mustard, garlic, and salt - add mixture to ground turkey.
  3. Add the green bell pepper and let simmer while preparing tomato sauce
  4. Bring a small bowl of water to boil and boil dates for 30 to 60 seconds to soften (or add to microwave safe bowl cover in water and microwave for 1min)
  5. Add softened dates, tomato sauce, and tomato paste to food processor and blend until smooth. 
  6. Combine the ground turkey mixture and tomato mixture.
  7. Serve mixture over potato of choice. 
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