Carb Craving Shepherd’s Pie


Carb Craving Shepherd’s Pie

The perfect recipe to reduce cortisol and help you sleep. Starving your body of carbs later in the day actually stresses it. Your dinner time meal should include a healthy but starchy carb and this should help calm your body and get it ready for a nice sleep each evening. 


2 medium sweet potatoes

1 teaspoon butter

10 ounces lean ground turkey (you can also use vegan protein)

3 cloves garlic

1 onion, chopped

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

black pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1 tablespoon spelt flour

1 cup of  vegetable stock

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup frozen peas and carrots


1. Bake the sweet potatoes, remove the skins and mash the flesh with the butter (you should have about a 1/2 cup of mashed potato). Set aside 

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the turkey, garlic, and onion and cook until the turkey is lightly browned. 

4. Add the salt, pepper, thyme and, if using, the flour and mix well. 

5. Stir in the vegetable stock and cook until thickened. 

6. Stir the Worcestershire sauce and the peas and carrots and cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

7. Transfer the turkey mixture to a baking dish and spread the reserved mashed potato on top. 

8. Put the Shepherd’s pie in the oven, bake for 15 minutes and serve.

Calories 413/ Carbs/ 43g / Protein 31g / Fat 13g/ Fibre 6g

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