The holidays are upon us! Here’s a straightforward, easy-to-prepare meal the whole family can enjoy!

Roast Turkey with Sweet Potato, Apples & Brown Rice


1/2 pound boneless turkey breast
1/2 large sweet potato, scrubbed and halved
1 Gala, golden delicious (or any fresh in-season apple)
1/2 small yellow onion, halved with layers separated
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup cooked brown rice (or wild rice), warm or at room temperature


Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Arrange the turkey, sweet potato, apple, and onion on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil.

Roast uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the turkey has reached an internal temperature of 155°F when tested at its thickest point with an instant-read thermometer. Let the turkey rest for 10 minutes.

Divide the meal into adult and child-friendly portions. For the kid portions, shred the turkey into small pieces and scoop the sweet potato flesh and apple from the skin. Place in a food processor along with some of the onion. Add a few tablespoons of brown rice. Drizzle in the remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons of oil and pulse on and off until coarsely chopped. Serve warm.

Makes 3 to 4 adult servings or 6 kid servings.

Note: You can use additional ingredients or swap out others to create variety and add nutrients, such as cranberries, brussel sprouts, cinnamon, rosemary, ground pepper and salt (for flavor if preferred).

*Recipe and image courtesy of Sprout Foods.*