Allergy-Free Breakfast Hash

Breakfasts can be a struggle on busy weekday mornings.

Typically, I’m packing 3 lunches, dancing around the cats, attempting to manage the dog and trying to keep the kids moving as they prepare for school.  It’s easy to fall into the breakfast cereal routine, which is not a very balanced way to begin the day.

Because we have ADHD tendencies in our household, I like to have breakfast options that contain protein.  Proteins stabilize blood sugar and are comprised of amino acids, which are the building blocks of neurotransmitters needed for proper brain function.  Protein-rich foods are known to minimize ADHD symptoms.  Unfortunately, when you also juggle severe food allergies safe protein sources can often be hard to find.

Enter my allergy-free breakfast hash!

Allergy-Free Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

A quick, balanced start to the day with protein and fats to boost brain health and top-8 free ingredients.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 325 kcal
Author Emily

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 med. sweet potato finely diced, with skin
  • 1 med. gala apple finely diced, with skin
  • 4 strips preservative-free turkey bacon finely diced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. 1. Warm olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.

    2. Add sweet potato, apple and bacon. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

    3. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    4. Uncover, add cinnamon, stir and saute another 2-3 minutes.

    5. Serve immediately.

This allergy-free breakfast hash is delicious and seasonal in the fall and winter.  You could easily substitute bacon, chicken sausage, ground turkey or even a diced chicken breast in this recipe, though I urge you to select preservative-free, grass-fed proteins whenever possible.  Serving this dish on a bed of sauteed greens would increase it’s nutritional value considerably, plus you’ll be starting the day with two servings of vegetables already under your belt!

This recipe is approved by a certain 9-year-old boy who may have come back for seconds and wiped out the entire dish in one sitting.  I’d say that’s a resounding two thumbs up and a heck of a brain boost first thing in the morning!


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