I try my best to focus on making the primal diet standards the foundation of our diet as often as possible. We do rely heavy on fruit, oats, and yogurt for breakfasts right now, but in the past when I’ve been grain free focused, we’ve eaten eggs almost every day. Not only do the man folk tire out on eggs, my middle son has developed a serious aversion to them. Finding grain free and egg free breakfasts can be a pain at times but a simple hash is easy enough and filling. This simple hash is spicy, sweet and satisfying and best of all it’s virtually effortless to prepare. Our favorite breakfast sausages are harvestland chicken + apple. They are sugar free and they work really well to flavor this simple breakfast skillet. There are several brands of chicken and apple sausages available but if you are following the whole30 program you will want to insure that you watch the labels for sugar.
Oven Roasted: Sweet + Spicy Breakfast Hash
(with apple sausages, sweet potatoes and onions)
The sweetness from the apples in the sausage as well as the sweetness from the sweet potatoes makes this a wonderful treat for kids. You can use white potatoes or any variety you prefer the best, whatever you have on hand will work. You can add turnips, parsnips or carrots, we use red bell peppers when we have them on hand, and sometimes I add diced apple and ceylon cinnamon. If you cannot find a sugar free sausage you can season a beef or pork and make browned sausage “crumbles” with diced apple added. You can mix and match this recipe however you’d like to suit what you have and like. For batch cooking you can even just throw everything onto a sheet pan and make enough meals for a week.
Sometimes I do add a splash of reduced apple cider or watered down date paste to sweeten it just a touch more. It’s perfectly delightful without any extra sugars, but my kids like that pop of extra yum. (and dates especially contain a lot of great nutrients like magnesium and fiber!)
This will serve 2 to 4 , especially if you serve it with fried eggs and fried greens.
- Bacon Grease, Lard or Ghee
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 4 Chicken-Apple Sausages, cut into bite sized pieces
-Date Paste or Cider Reduction for sweetness (optional)
TO TASTE: Red pepper flakes, Salt and Pepper, Fresh rosemary if available
- Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.
- In a skillet melt 1-2 tablespoons of bacon grease over medium-high heat.
- Add Onion and cook until slightly translucent.
- Add potatoes and stir to coat them with grease.
- Add the sausages and stir again.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through. (You may want to flip things around about 20 minutes into cooking to get even browning.)