I’ve got a delicious brunch recipe for you today using one of my all-time favorite vegetables! Sweet potatoes are full of beta carotene – a potent antioxidant that fights aging – along with lutein which make them fantastic for your eyes and vision. If you haven’t had a sweet potato with your eggs before you are in for a real treat. There is just something about these two together that is really fabulous.
Although I don’t eat eggs for breakfast often, when I do I combine them with lots of veggies and choose my eggs wisely. I only buy pasture-raised organic eggs, preferably local. You see, if you pick up just any carton of eggs at the store they generally come from chickens that were raised in crowded hen houses without access to the outdoors, while being fed a diet of antibiotics and GMO corn. Not only are these animals living in horrible conditions, but this is not the kind of food that I want to put into my body. If you’re searching for the best place to buy eggs in your town, a great place to find local eggs is the Eat Wild database or LocalHarvest.org.
Pastured eggs are packed with quite a bit of nutrition too! They are good sources of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D & B12 and also the compound lutein that has been shown to protect the eyes and helps to prevent heart disease. I know that may seem surprising, since you may have heard that the cholesterol in eggs are bad for the heart… but the latest research shows that this a myth! Dietary cholesterol is not really the dirty culprit that it’s been made out to be and it actually can have a beneficial affect on the body.
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
- 4 ounces ground turkey (vegetarian: use 1 cup chopped kale)
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and small dice
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper, more to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add the sweet potato and cook until tender, adding water to the pan if needed.
- Pour the sweet potato mix in an oven safe dish. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the chili powder, salt and pepper. Add to the sweet potato mix and place in the oven. Bake for roughly 15-20 minutes or until the eggs are set. To serve, place a slice of the frittata on your plate and top with some chopped parsley. Enjoy!
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Please share this recipe with your loved ones, who knows maybe they’ll make you some!