Sweet Potato “Pasta” Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is a very different style pasta than most.  Traditionally, it features spaghetti, bacon, cream, and eggs.  This healthified version substitutes sweet potatoes for pasta and uses organic turkey bacon and organic eggs.  This is a great nutrient-dense meal or side dish.  You will be surprised how great the sweet potatoes stand in for pasta.

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  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and spiral sliced (you can use a spiralizer or julienne slicer)
  • 3 large organic eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (or grated organic Parmesan cheese)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 strips organic turkey bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small head organic kale, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling

IMG_0811Boil a large pot of filtered water.

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add turkey bacon and cook, stirring often, until browned. Add garlic and  kale and cook, stirring, about 1 minute.

Once the water has boiled, add the sweet potatoes and cook, very gently, stirring once or twice, until just starting to soften but not completely tender, (depending on the thickness 01 1/2 to 3 minutes.) Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, then drain sweet potatoes. Return the noodles to the pot on low heat.  Add the reserved water, scrambled eggs, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper; gently toss until evenly coated.  Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.

Recipe modified from EatingWell.com

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