Monday, March 9, 2015

The Best Part of Wakin Up :: The Breakfast Bowl.

The best part of wakin up? Well there better be some folgers...or otherwise strong black my cup because this girl is NOT a morning person. What does that mean for morning time meals? BE PREPARED. <In the most non-scary-evil-uncle-lion-Mufasa scenario possible.> While typical breakfasts foods run the gamete of sugary cereals to sticky syrup drenched other forms of grains and carbs, take heart! There are many a fun ways to get your clean on in the AM hours.

And while I plan to share several breakfast options, it would be a crime for me to start anywhere but with the beloved Breakfast Bowl! The tasty combo of meat, eggs and hash has become a staple in the foodie community as many a hot-foodie-spot have their own version of this here in Dallas. And, I mean, what's not to like?? Meat? Good. Eggs? Good. Sweet potato hash? Gooood.

So to take the restaurant lovin home, I started making my own Breakfast Bowl a few years ago and continue to adapt it to my meal preps. It's very straight forward, stores easily, and reheats beautifully.

THE Breakfast Bowl...

What I use:
  • 2-3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 pound of ground meat (bison, beef, turkey all work perfectly!)
  • 12 eggs
  • Seasonings of choice (I use FlavorGod "Everything Spicy")
  • Avocado oil for cooking (You can sub whatever oil you are comfortable with. I would stick to Avocado or Coconut though as these cook at higher heats and retain nutrients better than olive oil)
  • A few strips of bacon for garnish and some grease factor

Then What Happens:
  1. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes. Chop them into about 1/4"-1/2" sized cubes as evenly as possible to help them cook consistently. (you can peel but I prefer the texture of the skin on)
  2. Heat a large skillet about with some avocado oil coating the base over medium-high heat.
  3. Dump in your sweet potatoes and toss around in the oil. Simmer for a minute and then stir around before covering with a lid to allow to steam for a small bit. 
  4. Coat in your seasonings (if you don't have Flavor God, fix that. In the meantime...garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin and coriander make a great combo!)
  5. Continue to stir and simmer, turning the heat down after about 5 minutes of the potatoes steaming.       
  6. Meanwhile get your meat cooking in another skillet. Coat the meat in same seasonings and brown meat completely.
  7. Once the meat is brown, dump into the sweet potato pan to mix up.
  8. I use the same meat pan and the left over juice to scramble up a dozen eggs
  9. Add seasonings to the eggs and cook completely, flipping around.
  10. Dump the eggs in and let everything simmer together on low for a couple minutes!
  11. The last thing I like to do is add in some crispy bacon all broken up in and over my divided up bowls. to add a little bacon grease and some crunch!
Add either some avocado slices or guacamole to the top along with a little salsa if you like for some sweet flavor!

It truly is an simple prep and a great way to be prepared to not fall victim to "breakfast foods" and start the day out right!

Love and Bacon Garnish,
Finding Fit,

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