I remember when mom used to make whole-grain pancakes, sausage and a fruit salad for DINNER! She would always rationalize the “backwards night” by reminding us that we were getting all the food groups, like we could even hear her through the . Today, I realize that she had a point, it really doesn’t matter what you eat and when, as long as it’s balanced. So, why not put a spin on her flip-flop with dinner for breakfast!
I’ve done green salads, rice bowls, and steak kebabs for a morning meal, these are all quite tasty before dawn breaks . . . and super easy if leftover! Today, I’m sharing Greek Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes, a perfectly portioned and perfectly delicious way to start your day. If you’re time-crunched and always quick grab that sugary pastry, give this recipe a try (it takes only 15 minutes) and I promise you’ll feel so much better.As I mentioned, this easy breakfast recipe is perfectly portioned and balanced – you’ll enjoy nourishing veggies, protein-packed eggs and hummus, complex carbohydrate energy and fiber from the sweet potato. Plus, the creamy OPA Pourable Feta Dill Greek Yogurt Dressing seems so indulgent but is actually low fat and low cal! A single serving, which includes BOTH HALVES and dressing, has just 412 calories with 20 grams of protein – this is hearty meal that will fuel your morning workout (or rush) and keep you satisfied until lunch.
Some people I talk to get all freaked out about “carbs” when I mention potatoes of any kind. But all potatoes, regardless of the variety, area great source of healthy energy to get your body and brain in gear. But, I’ll be the first to admit that a single super-sized spud commonly spotted at the market could feed an entire family – that’s too much for an individual serving, no doubt! I look for reasonable-sized, 8-ounce sweet potatoes (about 5 to 6-inches long) and then spoon out the center to accommodate all the fillings. This leaves me with just 5-ounces – that’s just 125 calories and 29g carbohydrate from the sweet potato!
No complicated cooking skills required for this 15-minute breakfast recipe, it’s pretty much fool-proof as long as you can scramble an egg and use the microwave. I’ve taught my college-age son and his roomies how to make this sweet potato recipe and they are now pros!
What would you stuff in a sweet potato? How much time do you usually allow yourself for breakfast in the morning? How is Monday going so far?! Let’s chat in the comments – XOXO, Jennifer