Who doesn’t love shepherd’s pie? It is so yummy and so good! But who needs all the carbs or dairy?! You will enjoy this Healthy Shepherd’s Pie.
A change in my eating habits lead me to search out and make a healthy shepherd’s pie. Check it out on OMG Goodies!
Healthy Shepherd’s Pie:
I started having to think about what I ate almost 2 years ago. We took our 3-week old son to the ER because he had blood in his diaper. Turns out he was allergic to diary! Since I was breastfeeding I had to cut out all dairy. I started reading labels and cut out anything with dairy in it. This is really hard to do, but I managed to find many replacements. I still used a lot of prepackaged, boxed, and frozen foods. But I did learn a few new recipes.
I spent the 1st year of my son’s life losing most of the weight that I gained while I was pregnant with him. But I still had 10 pounds to go and I knew I wasn’t losing those 10 pounds because I wasn’t eating right. So I signed up for the 21 Day Fix program. It taught me what to eat and how much of it! The last 10 months I have cut out 90% of prepackaged, boxed, and frozen foods and have learned to cook from scratch!
I have to get a little creative when I cook because around half of the healthy recipes I want to eat include some form of dairy, which I still can’t have because I’m still breastfeeding. So I go looking for healthy, dairy free versions of my favorite meals, some of which include pizza, chicken salad sandwiches, and shepherd’s pie. So here is my version of a healthy shepherd’s pie, which was inspired by a recipe on the Beachbody Blog.
- 1 Pound ground turkey
- 3 medium potatoes, cubed
- 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped
- 1 bag of frozen mixed peas and carrots
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- 1/4 cup of broth
- Garlic Powder or garlic clove
- Onion Powder or Flakes or an onion
- Cook the turkey with the spices and/or onion and garlic.
- While that is cooking, steam the cauliflower and the potatoes together.
- Add flour and broth to the turkey to make a kinda gravy.
- Mix in the peas and carrots
- Put the turkey mix in a baking dish
- When the cauliflower and potatoes are done, puree them with some garlic.
- I put in a little earth balance butter and some unsweetened almond milk for flavor and texture.
- Put the puree on the turkey mix and bake for 20ish minutes at 350
Who would have thought that using half potatoes and half cauliflower would be so tasty!? I actually enjoy eating mashed cauliflower as a side dish instead of regular mashed potatoes! I love this recipe for healthy shepherd’s pie! IT is so easy and so yummy! Yes, I actually do lick my plate every time I eat it! And both my son and my husband love it too! I love knowing that I am feeding my family healthy, balanced meals that taste good too!
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