Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sweet Potato Hash (AIP, Paleo, Vegan, Whole 30)

Secret's Out

I am going to share a very special secret with you. It is how I keep myself sane among all of life’s business – I plan. Yes, I know this concept sounds simple, but think just about it for a moment.
Owen is demonstrating what you can do more of when you plan.
When was the last time you planned your entire week of meals out: breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Think what happens when you don’t have your food figured out? You grab a granola bar for breakfast. You head to the sandwich shop down the street where everyone knows your name and has your order ready when you walk in. Then of course there is the Chinese takeout guy who stops by one too many times a month. 

Now imagine if you took the time on Sunday and figured it all out. No time spent during the week having to come up with something dinner, and then just giving up and ordering take out anyway. Or while consuming your lunch thinking, I wonder what is actually in this McDouble? 

This is why I plan - to remove the temptations, to make things simple (yes simple) and to have control over what I am eating. I promise to make many more posts about planned meals and snacks I use, but for day I am going to share one of my favorites.

Awesomeness aka Sweet Potato Hash

If you remember anything about your favorite breakfast from your child it would be going to a diner and ordering sunny-side-up eggs with toast and potato hash. Ok maybe this was just my childhood. I loved potato hash! There is just something so breakfast about it. However, I knew that I needed to find an alternative healthier option. 

Sweet Potato

Can someone explain to me why we never ate enough of this as kids? Sweet potatoes rock my socks and are just so versatile. Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, and dessert can be made with sweet potatoes. I promise I have many more recipes to share. The best part about this recipe is, with a little prep on Sunday, you will have breakfast for each morning that will only take 10 minutes to make. No excuse!


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and shredded
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • Sea salt and pepper (omit for AIP) to taste

Prepare ahead

Prep the sweet potato and onion up to 5 days ahead of time and store in a sealed container or bag in fridge.

Dice up the onion and place both in ziplock bags to easily grab in the morning.


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Once the oil is warm, add in about half a cup of the shredded sweet potato and 1/4 cup handful of onions to pan. 
  3. Season the mix with a little salt and pepper (omit for AIP). It will take about 5 to 10 minutes to cook, just remember to stir it often because it can easily burn. 
  4. Enjoy with your other favorite breakfast items.

And that is it! It is so simple and so delicious. Sometimes I add tomatoes and garlic to my hash. It really depends on what's in the kitchen. No more excuses! Pre-plan your breakfasts next week and let me know how it goes! 

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