OK, don’t knock it til you try it. I know it’s not a typical combo to put in your eggs…but it’s amazing!!!

This fabulous concoction was born out of wanting more variety to my daily egg breakfast. My typical go-to of tomatoes, garlic and greens (spinach, chard, kale etc.) was needing a little switch-up.

I happened to have some shredded, unpeeled, raw sweet potato from a previous night’s dinner.

“Welp! Let’s see what happens,” I thought, and in they went!

To my pleasant surprise, they were awesome! The natural sweetness comes out once they’re cooked, and because of the small shred, they cooked up in a flash with the tomatoes.

So now they’re a regular weekly add-in to my morning egg routine. 🙂

But wait! There’s more! Let’s see for a quick sec 8 HEALTH BENEFITS of sweet potatoes, courtesy of MedicalNewsToday.com:

  • Great source of beta-carotene –> powerful antioxidant in orange vegetables to reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, offer protection against asthma and heart disease and delay aging and body degeneration.
  • Diabetes – low glycemic index
  • Blood Pressure – high in potassium. Potassium is associated with 20% decreased risk of dying from all causes!
  • Prostate and Colon Cancer – beta-carotene can reduce cancer risk
  • Fertility – vitamin A for pregnancy and lactation
  • Immunity – vitamin C and beta-carotene boost immunity
  • Inflammation – choline helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory
  • Vision – vitamins A, C, and E promote vision and prevent degeneration

But, still skeptical they’re awesome in eggs?

Give it a try and let me know your thoughts.

What are some other unlikely pairings you’ve tried with food that turned out better than expected?

 

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