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. 

Ingredients: 

2-3 medium sweet potatoes

1-2 teaspoons butter

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

3-6 cloves garlic

1 sweet onion, chopped

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon (or to your desired taste) sea salt or Herbamare seasoning

black pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1 tablespoon spelt flour

1 cup of  vegetable stock

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1-2 cups frozen peas and carrots

Instructions:

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

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the meat of your choice, 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 one package of brown gravy flavoring – this is the one I use: https://www.simplyorganic.com/grocery/pantry/simply-organic-brown-gravy-seasoning-mix-1-0-oz

7. Boil peas and carrots and drain.

8. Transfer the meat mixture to a baking dish and then pour the peas and carrots over the meat. Then spread the mashed sweet potato on top. 

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

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