Whether it’s for breakfast or breakfast for supper, you need these Spicy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls in your life! Garlicky and spicy, these vegetarian bowls are packed with lentils, spinach, eggs and sweet potato, and help you get your fill of fibre and protein!
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp of ground black pepper
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp chives, chopped
- 4 cups spinach, fresh
- 1 cup lentils, cooked
- Optional: additional salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
- Optional: tomato, avocado, feta and basil as toppings
- For the sweet potatoes: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cubed sweet potato and drizzle with oil. In a small bowl, combine the oregano, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Coat the potatoes with the spice mixture, spread out on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tender.
- For the eggs: Pre-heat frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, chives and a dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add to frying pan and cook on medium heat by gently folding over the eggs a few times until cooked and scrambled. This should only take a minute or two.
- For the lentils and spinach mixture: Cook lentils according to package directions. Pre-heat a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the spinach and cooked lentils, and add a dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Cook on low heat until the spinach is sautéed. This should only take a few minutes.
- Assemble the breakfast bowls: Divide the lentil and spinach mixture into two separate bowls. Layer on the sweet potatoes and scrambled eggs. Add the optional toppings and serve.
- These bowls can be made ahead and warmed in the microwave before serving. Just reserve any optional toppings and add when ready to eat.
- If you’re not a fan of lentils, or want to mix it up, you can also add some cooked quinoa or brown rice.
Keywords: sweet potato, breakfast, clean eating