Because breakfast and sweet potatoes should be eaten all day long.
When I started eating mostly Paleo, I found myself eating more sweet potatoes than ever. See, it’s easy to eat low-carb if you’re eating mostly Paleo foods, but I don’t do low-carb. I need my carbs, so I eat plenty of fruit… and sweet potatoes.
Anyways, I’m thoroughly convinced that sweet potatoes are appropriate in any way any time of day. I love them roasted, baked, fried, microwaved, Hasselback-ed, and stuffed. They’re usually crazy cheap, which is perfect for those of us on college budgets, and they pair well with just about everything. So… you don’t have to choose between sweet and savory. Gotta love that.
Time: 10 minutes to 1 hour – depends on how you prep your potatoes
When to eat it: Breakfast, lunch, or dinner! These have a great balance of protein and carbs, so they make meal as great for fueling an afternoon of studying as for post-workout.
Perks: easy, cheap, and packed with protein, potassium, and vitamin A
Makes: 1, but is easily multiplied to serve more
Sh*t you need:
1 sweet potato (~7.5 oz.)
2 strips bacon
3-4 baby mushrooms, chopped
1 handful spinach, chopped
Salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 c. yogurt of choice (I used Greek)
1 T. all-natural nut butter
Sprinkle of coconut and cacao nibs (or chocolate chips!)
1. Prepare your sweet potato. Depending on what kind of time you have, you can bake it or microwave it. To bake, preheat the oven to 425°F, pierce sweet potato all over with a fork, and bake on a foil-lined pan for about an hour. To microwave, pierce sweet potato all over with a fork, wrap the potato in a damp paper towel, and microwave for 6-7 minutes. 2. For savory: fry bacon over medium heat. Remove bacon from pan and set on paper towels to drain. Sauté mushrooms and spinach in leftover bacon grease. Chop bacon and add to spinach and mushrooms. Cook for one more minute. 3. Slice sweet potato open and stuff with bacon, mushroom, and spinach mixture. 4. Grease pan and fry an egg to your liking. Top stuffed sweet potato with fried egg and dig in! 5. For sweet: slice sweet potato open and stuff with yogurt. Drizzle with nut butter and sprinkle with cacao nibs/chocolate chips and coconut. Dig in!