Bacon, Edamame, Sweet Potato Hash
Makes 3 servings
This bacon, edamame, sweet potato hash will satisfy you without giving you the huge insulin spike most other comfort food does. This is one of our favorite weight loss recipes because in addition to being delicious, its ingredients are rich with important vitamins and nutrients. Sweet potato is high in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, iron, and much more. Even though it tastes sweet, its natural sugars are released slowly into the bloodstream, which means you get a more balanced and consistent source of energy instead of experiencing a sugar rush and crash, like you would with simple carbohydrates like pasta and bread. Edamame is a great plant based protein source, with a whopping 17 grams of protein per cup. It is also rich in manganese, which helps your body metabolize fats and carbohydrates, and is important for blood sugar control. Feel free to add other sautéed vegetables like broccoli and bell pepper to this recipe, or serve over a bed of greens.
3 strips of bacon
1 red bell pepper
1 medium sweet potato
2 cups Organic Edamame
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 green onion
salt and pepper
- Cook the sweet potato in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30-45 minutes until it can be pierced by a fork easily.
- Cook 3 strips of bacon in a large skillet on medium/high heat.
- When it is done set the bacon and discard the bacon fat
- Add 1/2 tbsp. olive oil to the pan
- Chop the bell pepper and shallot, and dice the sweet potato. Add these to the pan.
- Cook on medium heat until veggies are cooked but crisp.
- Add 2 cups edamame (defrosted if using frozen), and heat for another 3-4 minutes.
- Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Stir in one chopped green onion
Serving size: ⅓ recipe, Calories: 270, Fat: 12.2g, Saturated fat: 2.7g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Sugar: 4.5g, Sodium: 385mg, Fiber: 8.7g, Protein: 22.2g