Did anyone else grow up at your local Denny’s?
Scratch that. Your local diner. I know I did, and I have vivid memories of spending Sunday mornings there with my dad. I would always order eggs with hash browns and goldfish (multi-colored, to be exact) off the kids menu. I LIVED for those days because I basically ate what I wanted. I was also between the ages of three-seven, so the concept of healthy wasn’t even prevalent in my mind.
The reason I bring this up is because this type of meal is the classic “let’s disguise our-self as a healthy alternative” meal. People order it with the idea that they’re being healthy, but little do they know the amount of oil the eggs and potatoes are fried in along with the broccoli. I’m not bashing diners by any means, and hey- we all need a little grease here and there- but people do not realize that those meals can be made healthy and have the exact same taste!
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite carb sources, and for good reason. They are full of vitamin A, vitamin B1, fiber, and potassium. I always feel good after eating one, because I know my insides are thanking me. While I prefer my sweet potatoes baked or roasted into fries, I am also a fan of pan cooking them. It does take more time, but the taste is out of this world.
So, when you’re planning your next brunch, consider this easy and filling option. There’s nothing wrong with some good potatoes at 11 AM, and hey, you get a serving of vegetables in!
INGREDIENTS (Serves one):
1 small-medium sweet potato, chopped
3 cups broccoli
4 cups spinach
1/4 of a bell pepper, diced
1 tsp coconut oil
1.) In a medium sized pan, pre-heat it to a medium heat. Add in the coconut oil and allow for it to swirl around and coat evenly.
2.) Chop your sweet potato into bite sized pieces. The smaller you cut it the faster it will cook, FYI.
3.) Toss the potato bits into the pan, and stir them around for twenty minutes or until they are tender. Make sure they all coat with the oil evenly.
4.) Once they’re ready, add in your broccoli, spinach, and bell pepper. Mix the veggies with the potatoes and cook until the spinach has wilted.
5.) Pour the mixture onto a plate, and place the pan back on the heat. Fry your egg with the remaining oil. Once the egg is done, place it onto of the hash and enjoy!
Do you have a local diner you always hung out at as a kid?
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