Turkey Stuffed Yams

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Turkey Stuffed Yams

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Organic yams are a staple in our kitchen. These Turkey Stuffed Yams are filling and can be used in so many different ways for creative, fun, and easy meals! Today we have filled the yams with healthy scoops of organic ground turkey and chickpeas for a punch of protein which created a complete meal.

When making these, we decided to go for it and created an entire toppings and ingredients bar of our favorite and delicious fixings (a favorite thing to do at dinner time in Camila’s house). We used fresh organic tomatoes, spinach, peppers, jalapeños, avocado, arugula, broccoli, and goat cheese. 

Turkey Stuffed Yams


  • 3 large organic sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. organic coconut oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • desired toppings
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil


  • Poke holes in the yams and roast at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes. 
  • While the yams are roasting, prepare the ground turkey. Add the coconut oil to a skillet. Once the oil is warm, add in the ground turkey and cook for approximately 10 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.  
  • In a separate skillet, sauté the chickpeas in avocado oil. Add in the red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper, or any other desired spices.
  • Once the yams are roasted, let them cool.
  •  Cut each yam in half and scoop out a portion of the center. Add ground turkey and chickpeas inside.
  • Top with desired toppings.  
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Recipe inspired by Instagram’s choosing_balance

by Camila Alves McConaughey