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Breakfast Delight

CJM January 16, 2012 Breakfast, Eating Paleo, Tulsa 5 Comments

Whelp. I am officially on day 15 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox. Holy Hell. This is WAY harder than expected. I’ll tell you what, I have never felt more strongly about the importance of being prepared than I do now. I always preach, if you don’t plan, plan to fail, and lordy is that the truth. Unless you have some strong will power or some time to drop everything and run to the store you are pretty much screwed. There have been many times pre-detox when I need something quick and usually I would grab a banana, apple, or Kind Bar for a little mid day I’m starving snack. Unfortunately, when you can’t eat fruit your quick grab and go’s are limited. Word to the wise, be prepared.

The hardest parts of the day are really when night comes. I am relaxing on the couch, just finished with dinner and this is the time when I would have usually grabbed a piece of chocolate or some dried cranberries to satisfy my sweet tooth. Now, I try to keep my after dinner time occupied so I am not tempted to eat anything. Plus it is just damn depressing to go into the kitchen and see nothing but broccoli (yuck) or some olives. Those two things will kill your appetite quickly if you are in search of some sweets.

But I am trucking along and very ready for  the 21st day to come. How is everyone’s resolutions going? Are you finding it is easier or harder than you expected?

In the spirit of being sweets deprived, I was needing something delicious in my life and made this little gem. I got the idea from a dinner service I use called the Lunch Ladies (post about this AWESOME service coming up next). But they make a breakfast hash, so I thought I would try the dish with a few tweaks. I hope you enjoy. It has definitely helped my need for new breakfast dish and my sweet craving!

*Sorry there are not very many pictures. I didn’t think it would turn out so I just threw it together. Little did I know it was going to be DELICIOUS.

Breakfast Delight

  •  1 acorn squash
  • 1 pound organic breakfast sausage
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Bake acorn squash: Preheat oven to 400 degrees, poke holes in acorn squash with fork, place in oven for 60 minutes or until baked through- squash should be mushy. Let cool. Then slice open and scoop out seeds.

Brown sausage in pan until thoroughly cooked.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into small pieces.

Add sweet potatoes and squash to pan and saute for about 5 minutes

Grease a baking dish with coconut oil

Place everything in baking dish and crack eggs into mixture.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and mix together

Place in oven for 20 minutes or until egg and sweet potatoes are thoroughly cooked.

Savor the sweet smells as baking cinnamon fills your house. Yum!

Take out and enjoy!

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy and Stick to those Resolutions!!

 

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5 Comments

  1. Julie January 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I cannot WAIT to make this!

  2. Michelle S January 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    When you say no sugar, does this include blueberries? I’m also on the no-sugar train but have around 1/2 cup of berries per day, so wondering if I need to nix those, too (eek!). Not sure I am ready to go there, just yet.

    • CJM January 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Michelle, it is really up to you if you want to include natural sugar (fruit) in your detox. I knew I had to because I would just replace chocolate with fruit like bananas and I would never lose my addiction. Blueberries are so great for you and have a very low glycemic index so I think you are fine.

  3. Jenn January 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Preparation – Amen sista.

    When you get done with this no-sugar-who-the-hell-would-do-this detox, try making some Sweet Potato Applesauce (or pear).

    I just boil peeled sweet potatoes and cook peeled apple chunks in lemon juice then puree the crap out of them with water for consistency. Store in tiny containers for snacks. No need to reheat. Looks like baby food but it sure breaks the monotony of gnawing on carrots or bell peppers.

    • CJM January 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      oh my goodness. that sounds amazing. I can’t WAIT to try it. And yes, gnawing on carrots is getting pretty difficult. :)

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