Potato-based breakfasts may bring hash browns and home fries to mind, but they can also be the foundation of a healthy weekend or weekday meal. To turn up the nutrition, this recipe uses vitamin-rich sweet potato instead of white potatoes. Not only does it add a kick of flavor, but sweet potatoes are also high in vitamins B6, C, and D, as well as carotenoids and antioxidants.
If we didn’t have you at sweet potato, there’s always eggs. (Yolk porn, anyone?) Despite popular claims, studies show that eggs are actually quite good for you, and not linked to cardiovascular disease. They’re also a great way to get a good dose of protein in the morning.
To take this recipe a step further, we subbed coconut oil for the olive oil. Though olive oil has a slew of health benefits, coconut oil can maintain its integrity when heated at high temperatures. Not to mention, it can be used for a variety of things (from cooking to grooming), making it well worth the purchase.
Enjoy each and every delicious bite!
What You'll Need:
- 1 large sweet potato, diced
- 2 whole eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
What to Do:
- Dice and chop the sweet potato, scallions, red pepper, and garlic.
- Melt coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add the sweet potatoes, since they will take the longest to cook.
- After 2-3 minutes, add the red pepper, salt, and pepper. Put a lid on the saucepan to help steam the potatoes.
- Three minutes later, add the scallions and garlic. Toss so that all is evenly combined.
- Crack two eggs over the mixture, put a lid on the pan, and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the egg is cooked to your liking.