I'm a huge fan of breakfast food. Take me to breakfast or brunch or cook me a brinner and we have an immediate bond. Eggs
are a go-to for a healthy, real food, nutrient-dense breakfast. As much as we know that, sometimes scrambled eggs or the ol' sunny side up needs a change up and maybe a different pairing to make things interesting. I decided to do a round up of my favorite ways to use eggs for breakfast (or brinner...or brunch. Really, whenever) in hopes this will help spark some life into your norm if you're feeling in a rut.
SWEET POTATO WAFFLE HASH
1/2 small sweet potato, peeled + grated (I used a cheese grater)
2 slices Canadian bacon, chopped
1-2 Happy Eggs
1-2 Tbsp green onions, chopped
Nutritional yeast or cheese
Non stick spray
Spray your waffle iron really well. Lay 3/4 of grated sweet potato out evenly on the waffle maker, then crack an egg or two (up to you!) over it. Evenly sprinkle the chopped canadian bacon, green onions, and nutritional yeast, then top with remaining grated sweet potato. Shut the lid and let the waffle maker do its thing. Top it with avocado or you can pull a sweet/savory combo and drizzle some pure maple syrup over it. You can also prep these ahead of time and store in a air tight container in the fridge.
I'm a HUGE fan of breakfast sandwiches. They are filling, packed with textures and flavors.
KEEP IT SIMPLE: whole wheat or sprouted bread + eggs (scrambled with nutritional yeast) + Canadian bacon
OTHER IDEAS/ADD ONS: avocado, tomato jam, turkey sausage, bacon, tomato, sprouts/greens, cheese.
SWEET POTATO HASH
1/2 raw sweet potato, peeled + grated
2 Happy eggs
Pink Salt + Pepper
Coconut or Avocado Oil (or spray)
Drizzle a little oil (or spray) in a skillet. On medium heat, sautee the sweet potatoes with pink salt and pepper until soft and starting to caramelize. Pat down to make a sweet potato "bed". Crack two eggs over it and cover with a lid. Cook until eggs are done to liking. Sweet Potatoes will be brown and crispy on the bottom.
SWEET POTATO EGG BOAT
1 sweet potato
1-2 Happy Eggs
any leftover bacon, Canadian bacon, or sausage
Nutritional Yeast or Cheese, optional
This would be a great breakfast to prep partially ahead of time. Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven or instant pot ahead of time and store in a container in the fridge. Slice sweet potato open, add in any greens or bacon + cheese or nutritional yeast. Crack an egg or two in the sweet potato. Bake in a baking dish at 375 for about 15 minutes or until egg is cooked to preference and sweet potato is warmed through.
KALE TOMATO + GOAT CHEESE EGG BITES ⠀
12 Happy Eggs
1/2 cup Chopped kale ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 cup Grape tomatoes, chopped ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Goat cheese ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pink salt ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Nutritional yeast ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lay down silicone muffin cups
in muffin tin. Place in chopped kale to just cover bottom of each cup, then some chopped grape tomatoes, then crumbled goat cheese. In a bowl, mix together 12 eggs + 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, pink salt, and pepper. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Makes 12. Store in fridge, warm up when ready to eat.
SPINACH + SWEET POTATO EGG MUFFINS
5 whole eggs
3/4 cup chopped spinach
1/2 small raw sweet potato, peeled + grated
2-3 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
pink salt and pepper
Lay out silicon muffin cups in a muffin tin. In a bowl whisk eggs + nutritional yeast, garlic powder, pink salt, + pepper until mixed well. In each cup, place a layer of grated sweet potato + chopped spinach. Pour egg mixture in each cup to 3/4 way full. Bake at 350 for 15-18 min or until egg is firm.
A FEW OTHER BASIC OPTIONS:
+ Mix in goat cheese just before scrambled eggs are done. It melts in the eggs and gives it such a delicious flavor + creaminess.
+ Leftover veggies and/or meat? Make a hash! sauté the veggies up and warm up the meat, then pour whisked eggs over it and cook until done.
I hope that round up helps give some spice to your meal planning for this next week! If you try any of them out, I'd love to know about it! Just tag me @awilsonwellness