Whole30 Day 2 – Sweet Potato Spaghetti with Turkey Meatball Recipe

Whole30 Day Two is done! Last night was also my first on-boarding class for CrossFit. More on that in a bit.

First What I Ate:

Eggs and steak

Breakfast: Grabbed one of the left over steaks and cut it into pieces. Added it to my eggs. Protein packed breakfast.

starbucks black iced coffee

Mid-morning: It was a little warmer today (0 degrees Fahrenheit instead of -10) so I decided to get out of the apartment. Closest place was Starbucks. So I ordered an iced coffee, black. Goodbye pumpkin spiced latte. Honestly it wasn’t so bad.

sweet potato spaghetti with turkey meatballs

Lunch: I knew I needed to be properly fueled for my first CrossFit class. Which in Whole30 world means sweet potatoes. I used my Spiralizer to spaghetti a sweet potato. Then cooked up ground turkey in a sweet potato/tomato sauce. Want to try it?

Here’s the recipe!

Sweet Potato Spaghetti with Turkey Meatball Sauce

ingredients for sweet potato spaghetti

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • half a yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can of sweet potato puree
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasonings
  • Generous shake of red pepper flakes (adjust based on your heat preference)
  • a couple tablespoons of coconut oil for cooking

onions cooking

Heat a couple tablespoons of coconut oil in your pan, then add your chopped onion. Cook for a few minutes until your onions start to get soft.

onions and spices

Add your spices (garlic powder, italian seasonings and red pepper flakes). Stir.

turkey meatballs in tomato

Add your can of diced tomatoes. I rolled my turkey into small meatballs and then added them to the pan. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, carefully turning your meatballs so that they are cooked evenly.

spiralized sweet potato

During this time I busted out my spiralizer to make my sweet potato noodles. I cannot tell you how much easier (and faster) this is. I used to ask Jake to dice my sweet potatoes because I could never get them small enough to cook quickly.

sweet potatoes cooking

Heat up some coconut oil and add your “spaghetti.” I covered mine and let it cook for a few minutes. Keep your eye on it and occasionally turn over your spaghetti. Otherwise it could burn. For me it took 10 minutes total to cook but yours might take longer. You’ll know it’s done because the sweet potato will be softer and take up less space in the pan.

turkey meatballs in tomato

To give the sauce some extra thickness (and a different flavor) I added a can of sweet potato puree. Stir. Also I decided to break some of the meatballs in half, one to make sure they were done but also to make them more bite sized. Cook for one more minute. Serve your “spaghetti” with your sauce on top.

sweet potato spaghetti with turkey meatballs

Dinner: Honestly, I decided to have this for dinner too. It’s definitely filling. And powered me right through my workout (yay carbs!)

What I Wore:

Workout OOTD

Just in case you like outfit updates, here’s what I wore to CrossFit. Top: Gap; Jacket: Old Navy (on sale!); Leggings: Marika (don’t spend $50 on these! I found them for $12 at TJMaxx).

gap exercise top

Post workout selfie! Just kidding. I wanted to show you guys the back of this top. I love it. Found it at the Gap on clearance for $12. It has a built in bra which I found pretty supportive for CrossFit, although I’m not sure it’s good for running.

Also if you’re interested, I wear these Schiek wrist straps when I lift. It makes such a difference. I can lift a lot heavier because my wrists don’t give out.

For those thinking about CrossFit I can tell you that I loved my first class. It was a small class of just beginners, at all levels. I really liked how today’s class was just on form, making sure we’re squatting correctly before we add weight. And then ended with a quick 8 minute workout of pushups, sit-ups and squats.

The plus side is your workout is over in 8 minutes. The downside is it’s 8 minutes of suck. Holy hell. Unfortunately had to use my inhaler, but that will hopefully go away the longer I keep up my Whole30.

How’s your Whole30 going?

If you do CrossFit, got any advice?



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Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2010. Since then I've been using nutrition therapy to manage my pain. Gluten, Dairy and Soy Free. Mostly Paleo.
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