Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash {Paleo, AIP}

Coming up with new recipes while on an already limited allowed foods you can eat isn't easy.  Not to mention when you have a toddler and 5 year old constantly needing your attention, having too cook three meals a day is not ideal, which means that at times, you skip or miss a meal and which can lead to cheating and eating foods you are not supposed to eat.

One way to conquer the temptations is to always have something readily at hand, either by making all your meals one day of the week, or doubling (or even tripling) meals when you prepare them.  I typically will prepare a few meals one day a week, but will also triple meals so that there are plenty leftovers for at least a day or two.

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash is just one of those meals.  It is so easy to prepare, requires a little preparation and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.


2-3 sweet potatoes
2-3 zucchini
1 pound ground turkey 
Sea salt


  1. Brown ground turkey in a slightly oiled pan on medium.
  2. While turkey is cooking, peel and cut sweet potatoes and zucchini into cubes.
  3. Once turkey meat is cooked, add sweet potatoes and zucchini and add in a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Mix in the sweet potatoes and zucchini and cover pan.
  5. Occassionaly stir mixture every few minutes.  
  6. Cook for 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cook before serving.
This mixture will feed 3-4 people.  You will want to double the recipe to use as leftovers.  

There are many variations in terms of ingredients that you can add to this basic recipe, such as cooked bacon, yellow squash and even spinach (added to the mix once it is removed from heat).  You can also substitute ground turkey for any type of ground meat, such as beef or chicken.  I've even used leftover cooked chicken breasts, shredded and used in place of ground meat.

I'd love to hear what your thoughts are as to what your favorite vegetables you are considering adding to this recipe?  

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