What’s up? Happy Sunday. Today has flown by, but I’m thankful for some warm weather and sunshine, ya feel?

Today was so pretty that I forgot to go to the store. But I still wanted to whip up something tasty and healthy for Daniel and me, so I just improvised with what I could find in my kitchen.

Well, I had a ton of sweet potatoes, thanks to Jackie. We had a girl’s night last night to eat, drink, stretch (always stretching), and laugh about dumb stuff (always) with Marlie one last time before she moved back to Tennessee today. And I asked Jackie to bring over a couple of sweet potatoes. Well, she went BIG and brought a whole sack of ’em over. And then she left them here, so I win. I also found some leftover zucchini from last night, and we always have some eggs and ground turkey in the fridge. So, that was all I needed. 

So, here’s the thing. Cooking healthy doesn’t have to be all complicated and fancy. Sometimes you just have to look in your fridge, get creative, and throw some stuff together…. and there ya have it… A (sometimes) tasty meal that is also hearty and pretty good for ya. Sometimes it’s tasty. Sometimes. it doesn’t turn out quite right. But one thing is for sure…anybody can do it.  It’s not complicated. 

My dad gave us some old cast iron skillets for Christmas, so one of those was perfect for this. And I’m always looking for an excuse to cook out of a cast iron skillet. 

Cast Iron Sweet Potato Zucchini Hash

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil – for pan. 

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes – diced.

  • 2 medium zucchinis – sliced into small pieces – approx. 1-1/2 inch. 

  • 1 lb ground turkey (or use another meat).

  • 4 eggs

  • garlic salt – to taste.

  • pepper – to taste.

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking pan. We use coconut oil spray. If not, cover pan with about 1 tbsp oil.

  • Throw diced potatoes and sliced zucchini on pan. Bake for approx. 25 min. 

  • While potatoes and zucchini are in the oven, cook ground turkey in cast iron pan, on stovetop until fully cooked. 

  • Remove veggies from oven, and add to cast iron pan. Add garlic salt and pepper. Mix well. Meanwhile, bring oven temp down to 350 degrees.

  • Crack 4 eggs on top, and there ya go. Easy enough. 

  • Transfer skillet to oven, and bake at 350 degrees for approx. 15 min. 

 

Notes: Top with some avocado or goat cheese. Eat right away for any meal, or allow to cool, store in fridge, and eat for breakfast.