Happy Monday everyone! This recipe has moved to the front of my posting line-up for the week because it’s a new favorite. Yesterday morning I got in the kitchen and threw this together for my Sunday morning breakfast and after taking one bite I was so excited to not only keep on eating it but to also share with all you out there. It’s my new food crush. The recipe started after my first assessment and discussions with my trainer for my MVT Challenge at Crossfit Delray Beach. We talked a lot but most of the focus was about what I currently ate and some things I needed to change. I’m a routine type of girl. I have been since I was kid. I’m ok with having the same thing day after day. However, AJ (my trainer) told me I need to start learning to switch it up more often. Try different proteins and get more into my daily diet than I was currently taking in! So thanks to him I did and this recipe was created. Thanks AJ! Some other things AJ told me to do was to eliminate nuts….gasp! Nuts? Really? Yes, folks I’ve removed nuts. So no more baking with almond flour for awhile! I have to say in the three short days I have removed them from my diet I have already started to see a difference. However, not having a scoop of almond butter every now and then will be heartbreaking! Another weakness of mine is fruit, so AJ said only one serving a day and only in the morning. Another gasp! I guess a challenge wouldn’t be a challenge with some MAJOR personal challenges, right? I have a few more things on my list that AJ gave me; like eat more protein, carb intake should come from veggies, and more sleep. And many of these you will see in my post for my 2012 goals over on the random page.
Before jumping to the recipe I wanted to let you know tomorrow I will be sharing something for my Paleo readers and for my fellow MVT CrossFit challengers. I’m working on a suggested Paleo Weekly Menu!! Yay! When I started down the Paleo road I was desperate for a direction in terms of how to plan my meals and what to eat! So stay tune for tomorrow post. I’m busy compiling recipes from my recipe index and from some of my favorite Paleo foodies. And I’m super excited to share with you. Remember, I’m not a Paleo expert by any means and every person may need more or less in their diet. What I’m working on is only a suggestion and my goal is to hopefully help someone out there as they start down the road of a Paleo Lifestyle….which I happen to think ROCKS!
Now for the recipe….
Skillet Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Spinach Hash
2 small to medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (or one large)
1 apple, peeled cored and diced
2 tablespoon coconut oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
2 Mild Italian chicken sausages, removed from casing
2 to 3 large cups of baby spinach
1/3 cup sweet yellow onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste
In a large nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium-high heat. Once heated, add diced sweet potatoes and apples. Add a pinch or two of sea salt and cinnamon to the pan. Cook sweet potatoes and apples until cooked and softened. I prefer my sweet potatoes to be slightly browned.
While the sweet potatoes are cooking, heat a large skillet with 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium heat. Add to skillet the chicken (or pork) sausage and onion making sure to break the sausage up in small pieces while it cooks. Once the chicken is no longer pink in color and completely cooked add spinach to the skillet. Don’t worry the spinach will wilt down when cooked. The spinach should wilt down within 1 to 2 minutes. Once spinach is cooked add the sweet potato apple mixture to pan and stir to combine all.
Serve warm and with a side of choice. I served with a side of fresh raspberries.
Makes about 3 to 4 servings depending on if you are serving as a side or main course.
Looking for another great Paleo Breakfast Hash recipe? Check out Urban Posers new recipe for Apple, Butternut Squash, Bacon Hash. It’s on my list to try very soon!