Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What We Ate Wednesday: Egg and Sweet Potato Hash

This week was a good one for new recipes. We are trying out "carb cycling" because I'm trying to learn it to help a friend who wants to lose weight, learn it...and well, Ronnie's always a good sport. So  this week we got extra creative with recipes, and it paid off.

Here was out favorite recipe for the week (and maybe my favorite breakfast of all time):

Egg and Sweet Potato Hash
This is a recipe I saw all over on Pinterest, and I just pulled from several recipes and made up my own:

1 Sweet potatoes
2 eggs
1/3 c. of Santa Fe Medley (frozen black beans, peppers, onions in corn from Bashas)
1/2 tsp of Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1 inch cubes. Place cut potatoes onto a baking sheet sprayed with Pam and put into the oven for 30 minutes (or until soft) - turning them occasionally. Cook the bag of Santa Fe Medley mix for 5-6 minutes in the microwave. Fry the eggs over easy (so the yokes are still runny) while everything else is cooking. Plate the potatoes and Santa Fe Medley mix first, sprinkle some of the Mrs. Dash Seasoning, and top with the 2 fried eggs.

Total Calories: 305
Grams of fat: 10; protein: 19; carbs: 31

And presto chango, you have breakfast. Everything, but the eggs, can be made the day before and/or you can use leftovers. It is totally delicious. Ronnie, Mckenna and I all devoured it. We loved it enough to have it the next day. I woke up looking forward to the tastiness!

Easy adds for extra calories would be cheese, olive oil on the potatoes before cooking them, and avocado. Ronnie ate his with 3 eggs, and Mckenna ate hers with 1 egg. Lots of easy add ons!