Sweet Potatoes vs Other Potatoes
Although the sweet potatoes in this dish could be replaced with other kind of potatoes, keep in mind that the health benefits do change. The sweet potato has vitamin A & Beta-carotene. It’s an important antioxidant giving this veggie it’s orange color. But, it also has less calories than other potatoes and a lower glycemic index (meaning it has a slower rate of sugar absorption).
What about Yams?
If you are looking to use yams, you should know that despite popular opinion, they are not the same as sweet potatoes. They are actually very different, and you can usually tell the difference right from the color. When it comes to nutrition, sweet potatoes are much higher in it. Compared to yams, sweet potatoes have much more beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is thought to guard against certain cancers. The turkey bacon in this recipe sources you with protein and vitamin B12.
White potatoes are higher in calories than a sweet potato, but have the same amount of fiber. (This is if you keep the skin on). If you keep the skin on when using white potatoes, they tend to have more magnesium, iron, and potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte linked to help lower blood pressure.
It’s breakfast time, and there’s a new egg recipe on the table!
This sweet potato breakfast hash is a great solution when you want to switch things up for breakfast. With a cast iron skillet loaded with whole eggs and the sweet-savory flavor of sweet potatoes, this hash can start off a busy week with a filling breakfast. This simple recipe might just make you fall in love with skillet recipes. It’s a great way to have a healthy breakfast and of course, any recipe with easy eggs is the best way to start the day. There’s barely any meal prep to be done: you can just cut up the potatoes, sprinkle eggs with salt, and pepper, and you’ll be done.
Ingredients for a One-Pan Sweet Potato Egg Breakfast Dish
Bacon: For a healthier choice, I use Turkey.
Potato: Sweet potatoes.
Olive oil: You could also use Ghee or butter.
Vegetables: Yellow onion, red bell pepper.
Eggs: Large ones.
Sea salt to taste.
Watercress for garnish.
Sweet Potato and Egg Breakfast in One Skillet (Under 30 Minutes)
- 2 slices turkey bacon, chopped
- 1 sweet potato, chopped
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ yellow onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 3 large eggs
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until edges begin to brown.
- Add in olive oil and sweet potato; stir and cook until the potato is tender (7-8 minutes).
- Add in onion, bell pepper, and salt; stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Form 3-4 wells. Crack an egg into each well. Cover and cook until the egg whites and is just set but the yolks are still runny.
- Add in fresh watercress and serve.