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Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato

July 17, 2022

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Welcome to a flavorful and nutrient-rich recipe that perfectly aligns with the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet – Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato. This dish combines the earthy sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes with a savory and spiced filling, creating a satisfying meal that caters to individuals with autoimmune disease. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of the Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato for those following an AIP diet, along with a step-by-step guide on how to create this delicious and nourishing recipe. From the nutrient-dense sweet potatoes to the carefully selected spices and proteins, every ingredient serves a purpose in supporting overall well-being and managing autoimmune conditions.

The AIP Diet and Its Impact on Autoimmune Diseases

To understand the benefits of the Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe for individuals with autoimmune diseases, it’s essential to grasp the fundamentals of the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet. The AIP diet is an elimination-based eating plan designed to reduce inflammation, support gut health, and alleviate symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions. By avoiding potential trigger foods and focusing on nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory ingredients, the AIP diet aims to rebalance the immune system and promote healing from within.

The AIP diet excludes common inflammatory foods such as grains, legumes, dairy, processed sugars, and nightshade vegetables. Instead, it encourages the consumption of high-quality proteins, healthy fats, vegetables, fruits, and herbs. This dietary approach can positively influence the gut microbiome, repair leaky gut, and reduce systemic inflammation – all of which are essential for managing autoimmune diseases.

The Nutritional Powerhouse of Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato

Now, let’s delve into the incredible nutritional benefits of the ingredients used in our Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe:

Sweet Potatoes: Roasted until tender, sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. They are particularly abundant in beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant that converts to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in supporting immune function and promoting healthy vision. Additionally, the fiber content aids in digestion and helps maintain steady blood sugar levels.

Grass-Fed Ground Beef: Grass-fed ground beef is an excellent protein source that contains essential amino acids necessary for cell repair and tissue regeneration. Compared to conventionally raised beef, grass-fed beef has a healthier fatty acid profile, with a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), both of which possess anti-inflammatory properties.

Nutrient-Rich Organ Meats: In this recipe, we incorporate beef or chicken liver, which might sound unconventional but is an AIP-approved powerhouse of nutrients. Organ meats are exceptionally nutrient-dense, providing essential vitamins like vitamin A, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and copper. They also contain bioavailable forms of essential nutrients that are vital for supporting overall health, including immune function.

Aromatic Spices: We enhance the flavor profile of our Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato with an array of aromatic spices such as garlic powder, ground turmeric, ground ginger, and dried oregano. Each of these spices offers unique health benefits, from supporting immune function to reducing inflammation and aiding digestion.

AIP-Compliant Bone Broth: Bone broth is a staple in the AIP diet due to its gut-healing properties and abundance of nutrients. It provides collagen, gelatin, amino acids, and minerals that support gut health, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy joints and skin.

Additive-Free Coconut Milk Yogurt: As a dairy-free alternative, additive-free coconut milk yogurt adds a creamy texture to the dish. It offers beneficial fats, vitamins, and minerals while being gentle on the digestive system, making it suitable for individuals with autoimmune diseases.

Now, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of preparing this delicious Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato:

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato

Indulge in the savory delight of Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, a nourishing and AIP-friendly dish perfect for individuals with autoimmune diseases. This recipe combines the natural sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes with a flavorful filling of ground beef, spices, and organ meats, delivering a powerful combination of nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties.
With the added goodness of AIP-compliant bone broth and creamy coconut milk yogurt, this dish not only satisfies your taste buds but also supports immune health and overall well-being.
Whether you're following the AIP diet or simply seeking a nutrient-packed meal, Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a delicious and nourishing option that brings together vibrant flavors and health benefits in every bite.
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Course Lunch
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, roasted until tender
  • 1 tablespoon tallow
  • 2 cups frozen riced cauliflower
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 2 oz beef or chicken liver, trimmed and mince
  • ½ teaspoon each garlic powder, ground turmeric, ground ginger, and dried oregano, sea salt (to taste)
  • ¼ cup AIP-compliant bone broth
  • ½ cup additive-free coconut milk yogurt
  • ¼ small red onion, minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 avocado, cubed

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the sweet potatoes if you have not yet already.
  • Add tallow to a medium skillet over medium heat. When hot, add cauliflower, ground beef, liver, dry seasonings, and broth.
  • Crumble the beef and cook for 10 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and beef is cooked through. Split the sweet potatoes open, then stuff the beef filling inside.
  • Top with yogurt, onion, and cilantro and cubed avocado
Keyword Autoimmune Friendly, Autoimmune Paleo
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This Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe offers a delicious and nutrient-dense meal option for individuals following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet. By incorporating ingredients rich in essential nutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, this dish contributes to a well-rounded and nourishing approach to managing autoimmune diseases. From the roasted sweet potatoes to the grass-fed ground beef, aromatic spices, and AIP-friendly dressing, every element of this recipe aligns with the principles of the AIP diet and supports overall health and well-being. So, embrace the flavors, savor the nourishment, and enjoy the delightful Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato as a satisfying addition to your AIP journey.

If you are looking for more tips and support, join me over on my group page, The Village – A Natural HEALing Community, to get tons of information and tips to help you take your HEALTHY EATING and ACTIVE LIVING to the next level.

Hi, Jamie Nicole

I'm a certified autoimmune health coach, fitness instructor, life coach, health equity advocate and your go-to chic for turning setbacks into comebacks. 

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