If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I started a Whole 30 last week. Today makes day 9 and I’m actually enjoying the challenge it provides. (Does this make me crazy?) Also, I know that I may not be saying the same thing on day 25 but you never know. Either way, I’m really enjoying that it’s forcing me to cook more and find healthier options. I was thinking about meals I could make with what I already had and I remember a meal I had with my best friend. She uses a food service from time to time since her husband travels a lot and she graciously shares with me whenever she can. (Love her!) One time we shared a sweet potato breakfast bowl and I remembered how yummy it was. I thought I’d take a stab at making one myself.
My first try, while very good, wasn’t really up to par with the fancy food service one. Now breakfast hash 2.0….well here she is!
The first new ingredient was the bacon. I don’t care what anyone says, bacon makes things better! However, it took me FOREVER to find a Whole 30 approved bacon but I found it! (Hint: Just go to Whole Foods first.) The addition if the bacon gives the dish a nice fatty component and favor up the wazoo! I sautéed the garlic in the leftover grease so I would have to use any extra oil.
The second addition was ghee. Ghee is clarified butter and the only slightly dairy product allowed in the program. I had read that it was compliant but I wasn’t sold. I’m an all or nothing kind of person. So I looked up exactly why they added it in and was satisfied with the answer. If you’re curious, it has to do with the process of draining out the milk solids which is the main source of dietary problems for most people. It’s safe to say that I’ll never buy regular butter again! My kitchen smelled heavenly.
This serves 4 but I could’ve stuffed my face with at least half, if not all of it. So could my husband! He asked if he could have seconds and I told him no because it had to last us two more servings. Neither of us was happy about this. I will say that it is a time consuming dish. Sweet potatoes take FOREVER to soften! But it’s worth it and a great addition to a weekend breakfast/brunch menu!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Delicious and Whole 30 approved! This dish will fill you up and not make you feel like you're missing out on anything.
- 8 strips Sugar Free Bacon
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- 4 cups Diced Sweet Potato (raw or frozen)
- 3-5 cups Spinach Leaves
- 6 eggs
- Sea Salt + Ground Pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp Clarified Butter or Ghee
Cook the bacon until browned and crisp. Set aside on a paper towel.
Drain the majority of the bacon grease from the pan and use the left over to sauté the garlic. Add ghee to the pan as well as the sweet potatoes. (cook time will depends on raw or frozen) Add salt and pepper to taste.
Push to one side and add spinach leaves. Sauté until wilted.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs. Push all the ingredients in the pan to the side and add the eggs. Scramble until cooked through.
Stir everything in the pan together adding more salt and pepper to taste. Crumble the bacon and toss together.
Great additions to this meal: Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, Red Bell Pepper, Grated Cheese (not Whole 30 compliant)
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