I sat my husband down in our keeping room, the term for a space in a southern house designed strictly for conversation, and I said, "Honey, we need to start making some changes."
It seems as though, as we get older, we are seeing more and more people around us get sick. I myself have already battled (and won) cancer at the young age of 31, but it has changed me. When I first met my husband, he did all his grocery shopping at CVS (yikes!), so I had my work cut out for me since then. He has come a very long way, but can still be rather resistant to change. So when I said, "Let's add nutritional yeast to our diet," you can imagine his reaction. I then said, "I also want all of us to be eating vegetables for breakfast." This threw him straight into 'shut down' mode.
As time passed though, I started eating root vegetables almost every morning for breakfast, and my husband eventually followed suit! It turns out that there is a way to make everyone happy at breakfast. Root vegetable hash for me, avocado toast for my dear husband, and scrambled eggs for my 2yr old son. Oh! And mashed avocado & banana for my 7 month old daughter. That's it!
Which brings me to this absolutely delicious recipe that uses all those ingredients, is super healthy, and works for the whole family.
Sweet Potato Avocado Toast
Preheat oven to 420 degrees
Slice Sweet potatoes length-wise (hardest part - is there a knife out there that would do this?)
Lay the slices on baking sheet
Spread coconut oil on them like butter
Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes
While the sweet potato slices are roasting...
Fry your eggs
Slice your avocado
Once sweet potatoes are done. Spread avocado on top. Sprinkle on Nutritional Yeast. If you have micro greens I would use them too, but I didn't think of it until after! Put the fried egg on top, sprinkle with pink Himalayan sea salt, pepper, and a couple dashes of hot sauce! Delicious!
I do a modified version for my son. He gets sliced sweet potato, egg, and avocado. I don't pile it all on top because he still likes using his hands to eat (barbarian), so I cut it all into perfect little squares. If he is anything like this father, presentation is everything, especially if I want him eating healthy.
Anyway, the best part of this recipe is that the next day is so much easier! All the leftover sweet potato slices you can store in the fridge and then pop in the toaster to warm them up the next day! So simple and quick and healthy!
Father, son, and neighbor approved! Enjoy!