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Tasty Tuesday-Sweet Potatoes 2 ways!

My planned come back to running tonight was postponed due to my left shin and right LEG still being a bit wonky.  I have no races scheduled so figure it’s best to not hurt myself for no reason.  Because we all know how stubborn runners can be when it comes to training, and we often run through the pain.  Totally unnecessary at this point, since the next half marathon I have planned isn’t until late September.

So…I sorta needed today’s run.  NEED you say?  Yeah…after a bit of family drama last night that left my pillow a bit wet when going to bed, I longed for the trails and had hoped to leave my feelings out on my hood trails tonight.  BUT…no such luck. So now what?  I COOK of course!!!  My next favorite thing, and quite possibly even my VERY favorite…shhhhhh don’t tell my running habit I am cheating on ’em.  LOL.

I have truly fallen in love with sweet potatoes so I decided to swing by the store after work and pick up a few for dinner tonight.  Unbeknownst to me, my family had already eaten their dinner by the time I came home, and I quietly passed on the sandwich being handed to me (most know I REALLY try to avoid bread) and started my dinner prep.  Here’s what you’ll need:

Sweet Potato Hash

2 Tbsp of coconut oil

1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 small white onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 fried egg (cooked separately)

2 links of spicy chicken sausage, halved, then sliced in to 1/2 moons (or your favorite kind/brand!)

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

Seasonings: kosher salt, pepper, oregano, basil, hickory salt, crushed red pepper flakes to taste

Diced green onion for garnish

Heat a non-stick frying pan with the coconut oil to medium high heat.  Add in your potato, onion, garlic, and sauté for 5-7 minutes until slightly tender. Next, add in your chicken sausage and seasonings and sauté for another 10 minutes.  Just before serving add the parmesan cheese.  While the hash is sautéing, fry one egg in a non-stick pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and heated to medium-high heat.  Scoop your hash on to a plate, top with the egg and garnish with green onion.  YUM!  This is enough to serve 2, so I saved the other half for my lunch tomorrow!!!  Winning!

Dinner is served in less than 25 minutes!
Dinner is served in less than 25 minutes!

Sweet Potato ‘Chips’

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Peel, and slice one sweet potato and place in a bowl.  Add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, 1 cup of parmesan cheese, a dash of kosher salt (not too much-the parmesan cheese is already salty!), black pepper, and garlic powder.  Mix well, coating all of the ‘chips.’  Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray.  Evenly place the chips on the sheet, being careful to not overlap the chips.  Bake for 20 minutes, and turn the chips over.  Return to the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown.  Garnish with parsley, and serve!

These were a huge hit in my house!
These were a huge hit in my house!

What’s your favorite sweet potato dish?  What do you do when you find yourself a bit blue?

Have a great week, y’all!!

❤ Michelle

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32 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday-Sweet Potatoes 2 ways!

  1. Oh no!!! I hope your legs heal up quickly! We did just run marathons though…hahahaha. Family drama is the worst. UGH! I hope everything sorts itself out, but I love that you are cooking to take your mind off things. We are so alike!! AND I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes! I need that hash in my life!

  2. Hope everything is okay and that you start feeling better soon! Sounds like an absolute delish recipe and I can’t wait to try it out! I love making sweet potato nachos… those are definitely my favorite : ) When I’m a bit blue I like reading (to take my mind off things) or going for a long run. And if neither of those are possible, there’s nothing a 60 minute deep tissue massage can’t cure : )

  3. These both look amazing. I need to learn to love sweet potatoes. I like them fried crispy in oil with tons of salt and well, that’s not exactly the best way to eat them!

    Not being able to run always magnifies my feels, so feeling blue about family drama coupled with not being able to run would have had me in tears as well. I hope it sorts out, and that your legs heal quickly. 🙂

    1. I empathize…I get grief all around lately, and having been told everything I am doing wrong to make the family unhappy didn’t sit well with me that evening. 😦 Sorry you had some tears as well. No bueno!

  4. I hope your leg is better soon! I love sweet potatoes, but I usually just do them in the microwave. These sound like a delicious way to shake things up 🙂

  5. Definitely take time off…I feel many of us rush our recovery after a race. Buuuuut, it’s hard when running is your stress reliever. Big hugs to you for whatever made your pillow wet.

  6. Totally the right thing to do to get your leg right before going back running. But I know exactly what you mean about leaving it all out on the run. Running’s our sanity. Thank goodness for back-yps like cooking (or baking in my case).

  7. Those both look great! I love a simple baked sweet potato…and if I’m feeling extra adventurous, I’ll spoon out a little honey butter to melt on it. Yum!

    When I’m feeling blue, I like to do some light yoga (Warrior 2 can cure anything!), or listen to hard rock.

    I hope you’re able to turn your frown upside down soon. ❤

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