• Vanessa Bond

Turkey Breakfast Stew (AIP, Paleo)

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

Serves: 4 - 6

Preparation Time: 20 minutes + 30 minutes to simmer

Breakfast is one of the more challenging meals when following AIP, Paleo or any diet for that matter.

It helps to reframe the definition of "breakfast" and focus on the benefits of keeping blood sugar balanced, nutrition high and fuelling energy and concentration when breaking-fast.

This stew is a family favourite not only for dinner, but breakfast. In fact, my autoimmune kid says she feels so much better throughout the day when she starts her day this way.

Feel free to substitute or add in other vegetables or meat your family might like. This version is AIP-friendly and how my family likes it. I also find that kids prefer when the vegetables are chopped into smaller pieces. It's easier for the mouths and to chew when they are still wiping the sleep from their eyes.

For more AIP friendly recipes, visit the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable!


  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced

  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped

  • 1 sweet potato, cut into1/2" cubes

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos

  • 1/2 tsp ground sage

  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 cup water or broth

  • 2 - 3 cups Brussels sprouts (cauliflower is a good substitution)


  • Saute onion and garlic in coconut oil for 2-3 minutes. Add in carrots, celery and sweet potato. Saute for an additional 2 -3 minutes.

  • Then add ground turkey, coconut aminos, herbs and salt. Stir to mix and saute for another 5 minutes.

  • Add in water or broth to braise, plus the Brussels sprouts. Stir until well mixed.

  • Cover and simmer on low until turkey and sweet potatoes are cooked through (about 20 minutes).

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