Scattered, capped, covered…

For those of you fortunate enough to call the south home, you undoubtedly spend some of your breakfast time ordering your hashbrowns in a very similar way. Covered only for Alex, capped and covered for me, while my dad prefers his scattered, covered, chunked, smothered, capped and peppered. The possibilities are endless, and they make for the perfect breakfast hashbrowns. Cure-all for illness, hangover, or hunger, Waffle House is a must for breakfast.

For me, now, as I voyage on into this healthier lifestyle, Waffle House is more of a rare treat. I refuse to ban myself from the things that I love completely, but remember, this is all about healthier decisions overall, which means if I want to indulge every once in a while, I know it’s not going to kill me or my progress. So far, though, I’m three weeks strong with no indulging, and I have to say, I’ve come up with a hash that would make even the most die-hard WaHo fans swoon.

Sweet potato hash with black beans, spinach, and mushroom! This recipe is ridiculously simple, and makes enough to serve 8 people quite generously.

Sweet Potato Hash

1 Large sweet potato, cubed and par-cooked in the microwave for about 7-8 minutes with a little bit of water in the bottom of a bowl, and a lid partially cracked to allow steam to escape.

While potato is cooking, heat a large saucepan over medium high heat. Melt down one pad of butter and cook the mushrooms until tender and cooked through. Add the spinach and cook just until wilted. Add one can of Bush’s Low Sodium Black Beans and stir until combined.

When potato finishes, either fry it up on the stove over medium high heat for an additional 3-5 minutes or until crispy, or finish in a roasting pan in the oven at 400* for 5-10 minutes. When finished stir into saucepan with over vegetables. Crumble a little queso fresco over the top and serve aside Taco burgers, as a filling for veggie quesadillas, or by itself with a couple of eggs cracked over top and cooked through.

This hash serves about 8, and contains the following per serving: 63 calories, 14g carbs, 0 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, 112 mg of sodium, and 3 grams of fiber! SUPER healthy, and SO delicious!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sweetopiagirl
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 20:39:05

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

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