Sweet potatoes are right up there with eggs for me as a favorite food. They provide a plethora of health benefits, including helping diabetics regulate their blood sugars.
A perfect post-workout food and morning carbohydrate option, sweet potatoes provide a wonderful base to add healthy toppings to like grass-fed butter, cinnamon (helps regulate blood sugars), and protein like grass-fed beef as a sweet potato sloppy joe.
Around our house for breakfast, these sweet potato home fries are a food that everyone laps up, including the kiddos. Getting vegetables into a child's diet is not always an easy task, but sweet potatoes always seem to be a hit.
In my opinion, there's truly nothing better for breakfast than a big pile of home fries with a few over-easy egg yolks running over the tops of them. Add some raw sauerkraut and pasture-raised pork sausage on the side and you are in for a king's breakfast.
I recommend your first meal of the day being high in protein and fats and lower in carbohydrates so you are satiated and have stable blood sugars for a productive morning. Sweet potatoes provide wonderful, wholesome carbohydrates without the sugar crash.
SAD (Standard American Diet) breakfast foods like processed cereals, bagels, pastries, and juices will leave you searching for more carbs (masked as hunger) and without energy as you try to start your day. Don't fall for the "whole grain is healthy" breakfast trap.
These potatoes can be cooked in bulk on Sundays and simply warmed back up for a quicker breakfast throughout the week.
Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Home Fries
1 Large Sweet Potato
2-3 T coconut oil (avoid canola, margarine spreads, soybean, and sun/safflower oils)
1 t smoked paprika
1/4 tsp garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste
1. Cube sweet potato, leaving the skin on as this is additional protein.
2. Heat a cast-iron skillet or other pan to medium heat and add oil and potatoes.
3. Season potatoes and cover, stirring frequently.
4. Once potatoes are softened throughout and a bit crispy on the edges, serve with morning eggs and raw sauerkraut.