Bacon Kale & Sweet Potato Hash: a sweet and savory one skillet breakfast packed with protein, fiber, and tons of flavor. Low Fodmap & Whole 30 Approved
How’s your first week of the new year been so far? I’ve noticed quite a few people have started a Whole 30 this month to start off the year on a fresh foot. If you’re wondering what the heck a Whole 30 is, I’ll direct you over to this website for official rules, but basically it’s 30 days of clean eating: no sugars (including natural sweeteners), grains, legumes, dairy, processed foods, etc. Crazy, huh?
To the folks who have the capacity to make it through 30 days I applaud you and I’m completely and utterly jealous of your willpower. I’ve made it through a Whole 30 Minutes on several occasions before deciding that I most definitely needed some cheese in my life. Stat! I won’t even be thinking about anything sweet, but the moment I’m not allowed to have any I’ll be craving cookie dough like you wouldn’t believe.
My discipline when it comes to food is weak. I accept that and I’m working on it.
On the bright side, my fondness for sweets in no ways detracts from my love of fresh and wholesome vegetables. Balance, right? I get the same excitement walking up and down the produce aisles of a grocery store coming up with recipes for the upcoming week that I used get walking up and down the cereal isle as a kid. ~Maturity~
And as much as I am a sucker for things like french toast, on a day to day basis I’ll take a savory start to my day over anything else. Enter: Bacon Kale & Sweet Potato Hash
Simple, straight forward, and full of flavor. Did I mention yet that it’s essentially made with five ingredients? Bacon, kale, sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, and eggs. It just goes to show that wholesome, hearty meals don’t need to take a lot of effort or a long list of ingredients. That being said, making a hash brown breakfast is one of my favorite ways to clear out the left over bits and pieces of food in the fridge, so by all means go to town and throw in anything else you’d think would be nice.
That all being said, if you are completing a Whole 30 then please allow me to offer up another recipe to keep in your arsenal. If you’re like me and you’re not yet at a point where you’re mentally capable of completing a Whole 30 or you just don’t want to because chocolate, then I’d still recommend giving this a try because you don’t need to be on a diet to enjoy food that rules.
Bacon Kale & Sweet Potato Hash
- 3 slices bacon*
- 1 sweet potato peeled and diced into 1/4 inch cube
- 1 bell pepper or 3 baby bell peppers diced core and seeds removed
- 1 cup packed kale about2 handfuls, chopped with the ribs removed
- 3-4 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- additional coconut oil ghee, butter if necessary
- In a 12 inch cast iron skillet cook the bacon on a medium-low heat until it begins to crisp then remove the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel and set aside for now.
- If your there isn't enough fat from the bacon to cover the bottom of your skillet add additional oil,butter to cover the bottom. Turn the heat up to medium high and evenly spread the cubed sweet potatoes over the hot oil. Allow the sweet potatoes to cook undisturbed for a few minutes on one side until they begin to brown. Flip and allow them to brown on the other side.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C
- Stir the sweet potatoes with a wooden spoon and cook until they begin to soften. Add the kale and the diced bell peppers and stir to soften the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Make 3-4 little wells in the potato/vegetable mixture and crack and egg into each well. Transfer the skillet to the oven to cook for 5-10 minutes depending on how runny you want your eggs. Crumble and sprinkle the bacon on top and serve immediately.
Sweet Potato is considered low FODMAP if the serving size is less than one cup
*Bacon must be sugar free to be Whole 30 approved