Apple, Turkey Bacon, & Sweet Potato Hash and Eggs (Paleo, GF)

Hey Guys, Happy Sunday!

Whether you’ve got a lazy Sunday ahead of you like me, or a hectic weekday schedule, if there’s one thing I think is the most important it’s having a good breakfast. And by good breakfast, I really mean a protein-packed breakfast.

I love a good green smoothie as much as the next gal, but I think people are making big mistakes by waking up and grabbing that fruit smoothie to-go in the morning. Sure, you are getting plenty of fiber and nutrients from your fruits and veggies, but all of those fruits together contain a lot of sugar that will have you feeling hungry again shortly after drinking it.

The only way to stay fuller for longer, as well as stimulate muscle growth more efficiently, is to have plenty of protein in the morning. Some even recommend eating around 30 grams of protein for breakfast which, though this may sound like a lot, is actually very doable. Think eggs, meat, almond butter, or even protein powder. Most people are living in the opposite direction, having very carb-filled, low-to-no protein meals for breakfast, and slowly increasing their protein intake throughout the day, ending with the most protein at dinner time. Instead of having your steak for dinner, try it with your eggs in the morning. This high protein breakfast will also decrease your white-carb cravings throughout the day, and you may find yourself making much smarter lunch choices.

Luckily for me, today is Sunday, which means sleeping in, waking up slow, and making a delicious brunch. With protein of course. So this morning I made Apple, Turkey Bacon, & Sweet Potato Hash and Eggs. 

What You’ll Need: (to make one serving with some leftovers)

  • 3 pieces turkey bacon (you can use regular bacon too)
  • 1 cup diced sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of diced apple (about one apple)
  • 2 eggsFullSizeRender (8)

Instructions

1.) In a pan, cook your bacon until crisp, about 7 minutes or so. (I did mine in coconut oil)

2.) Remove the bacon, place it on a paper towel, and wrap it in some foil to keep it warm.

3.) Add your sweet potatoes to the pan that you cooked your bacon in, and cover it and let it simmer in the bacon fat for about 5 – 10 minutes, or until they FullSizeRender (9)start to become just slightly tender.

4.) Transfer the warm sweet potatoes into a bowl, and add the onion, garlic, cinnamon, ginger, paprika, and salt & pepper. Toss is all together to distribute the spices evenly. Also, go ahead and cut up the turkey bacon you cooked earlier.

5.) Transfer the mixture back into your pan, and let the onions brown a bit and the sweet potato cook a little bit more.

FullSizeRender (10)6.) After it has all about cooked, add your apple, turn the heat down, and let the mixture simmer until the sweet potatoes are completely tender and the apple has warmed a bit.

7.) While your mixture is simmering, fry two eggs in a separate pan to go on top of your hash. Once they’re done, add your bacon pieces to the hash, transfer the hash to a plate, top with the fried eggs, and enjoy!

I hash to show you how pretty this is…

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Now time to curl up with a book, some coffee, and my hash to start this Sunday off right.

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Enjoy!

-Audrey

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