This easy, One-Pan Ground Turkey Hash makes a deliciously satisfying Paleo, Whole30 or AIP breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s ready in 30 minutes flat, and makes great leftovers.
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my recent diagnoses of two autoimmune diseases – celiac and Hashimoto’s, and my decision to transition to an anti-inflammatory Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet to help manage my symptoms and reduce the systemic inflammation my body is battling with every day.
I must admit, the transition isn’t easy. No one enjoys restricting their food choices. Those of us with autoimmune diseases don’t like having to inspect every food label, question every restaurant menu item, and turn down every treat offered to us at parties and social events. We do it because we want to feel better. We want to live our best lives, with happy tummies, minds and hearts. And we want our bodies to heal, so we can help prevent the myriad diseases, disorders and syndromes associated with autoimmune disease.
That is my motivation to keep me going on this path toward optimal wellness. Healthy eating = happy bodies.
Why one-pan AIP meals?
Staying motivated is easy (because I know I feel better when I eat well). But always being prepared with “safe” food choices isn’t.
That’s why I love simple, quick, one-pan meals that taste delicious fresh off the stove and make excellent leftovers. It takes no more effort on my part to prepare a large dish that can feed me for multiple meals, than it does to prepare a dish that feeds me for one meal. It’s just a few more minutes of chopping, but it saves me hours in the kitchen later. And it ensures I always have something on hand to eat, so I don’t have to rely on takeout or pre-packaged meals when I don’t feel like cooking.
But healthy food still has to be delicious, or I won’t keep coming back for more.
That’s what makes this One-Pan Ground Turkey Hash so great. It checks all the boxes:
- Paleo, Whole30 and AIP compliant
- quick and easy
- deliciously satisfying
- makes great leftovers
- easy clean-up
What more could you ask for in a healthy meal?
What’s in this One-Pan Ground Turkey Hash?
Really, it boils down to two things: ground turkey and fresh vegetables. I chose vegetables that were in-season and local (it’s currently the end of spring in the Pacific Northwest). The majority of them came from the weekly CSA box I get from my local farm co-op (including the hakurei turnips and beet greens).
If you don’t have some of these ingredients, you can replace them with almost any vegetable you have on hand. Almost any root vegetable can replace the hakurei turnips, and almost any green can replace the beet greens (chard is an excellent choice). You could even add some celery, if you want. If you’re not in the AIP elimination phase, you could also add some pea pods. You do you.
What do you eat for breakfast on the AIP?
One of the most difficult meals to plan for on the AIP is breakfast. What do you eat for breakfast if you can’t have grains or eggs (goodbye cereal, pancakes, frittatas and most other “traditional” breakfast foods)?
Answer: Breakfast hash!
This One-Pan Ground Turkey Hash makes an excellent Paleo, Whole30 or AIP breakfast.
I know what you’re thinking: “Wait a minute – didn’t you just say this hash is basically just made up of meat and vegetables? Vegetables? For breakfast?”
Stay with me here.
If you’re used to eating eggs and pancakes for breakfast, transitioning to a breakfast hash with meat and vegetables may be a new concept to you, but I promise you won’t regret it.
I have been eating similar meat-and-veggies hashes for breakfast for the last few weeks and I am feeling amazing! It is so satisfying to have a warm meal in the morning that fills me up and keeps me full until lunch.
I mean, how many times have you had a bowl of cereal for breakfast, only to be hungry for lunch an hour later? Or eaten pancakes, only to have a dense lump of food sitting heavy in your stomach a few minutes later?
Plus, by eating vegetables for breakfast, you help ensure you get your recommended 8 servings of vegetables in each and every day.
Because veggies are good for you. And you know it. ?
Alright, enough jibber-jabber. Go make this One-Pan Ground Turkey Hash (maybe even for breakfast!) and report back.Print
This easy, One-Pan Ground Turkey Hash makes a deliciously satisfying Paleo, Whole30 or AIP breakfast, lunch or dinner. Ready in 30 minutes flat, and makes great leftovers.
1 Tbsp avocado oil
1 red onion, roughly chopped
2 large carrots, roughly chopped
4 hakurei turnips, roughly chopped (or other root vegetable of choice, if hakurei turnips aren’t available)
1 lb ground turkey
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups beet greens, chopped (or other greens of choice)
1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Preheat large skillet over medium heat. Add avocado oil and heat until glimmering.
Add onion, carrots and turnips to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
Add turkey to pan, breaking up into small pieces. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the turkey is cooked throughout.
Add garlic and beet greens and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes, or until greens are wilted.
Top with sea salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve warm.
Saves in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
All nutrition information is an estimate, only, using an online nutrition calculator.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 305
- Fat: 16.1g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Fiber: 3.7g
- Protein: 33g
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