“Pin me, I’m tasty!”- Hash
Most mornings, I’m lazy when it comes to breakfast. My go-to meal to start my day lately has been microwavable brown sugar banana oatmeal, which takes all of 30 seconds to throw together and another two minutes in the microwave. While it’s delicious, easy, and fast, there are days (especially the day after lifting weights) where I find myself hungry an hour later and know that I need more in the protein department of things.
Enter: Healthy Edamame Sweet Potato Hash!
Not only is it absolutely delicious and bursting with all the good things in life (read: bacon), it packs in a ton of different nutrients, flavors, textures, and, of course, protein!
Let’s break down the cast of characters:
Sweet Potato: the sweet potato brings in that mouthwatering sweet and salty combination, as well as the vitamins B6, C, and D, which help in preventing heart attacks, warding off the cold and flu, and maintaining energy levels, moods, and building healthy bones. Not only that, but they also contain fiber, which helps to keep you full and your poop happy! (Did I really just type that…)
Edamame: not only does it have a vibrant coloring (I want my next Kitchenaid Mixer to come in the shade “edamame”), but it’s also rich in protein, vitamin C, manganese, and copper! Manganese helps your metabolism, regulates your blood sugar levels, and helps keep your nervous system alive and kickin’. Hooray, manganese! Copper plays an important role in managing energy, boosting your immune system, and strengthening your bones. You go, Glen Copper!
Bacon: well, it’s delicious and makes everything better.
- 3 strips bacon
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 shallot, roughly chopped
- 1 medium cooked sweet potato, diced
- 2 cups frozen edamame, defrosted
- salt & pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- tbsps green onion, chopped
- Cook bacon in a large skillet. Set bacon aside, reserving the bacon fat in the pan.
- Add olive oil to the skillet and cook the bell pepper, shallot, and sweet potato on medium heat until the vegetables are cooked, but crisp, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add in the edamame and heat together for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
- Stir in the chopped green onion.
- Serve hot!