Hey there! This weekend has been one of those rare one where I am home with Rusty and the pups, which means I get to do one of my favorite things… train hard Saturday morning and then eat a big breakfast with Rusty.
We love breakfast. a lot. And we decided to try something new this weekend, rather than the usual insulin spiking, knock you out for the rest of the day, nut flour pancakes/waffles that our usual go-to.
Now, there is nothing wrong with having breakfasts like that every once in a while, BUT we had big plans to go visit Coast Range CrossFit yesterday because some of our best friends, Wes and Megan Piatt, just doubled the size of their gym and had a shin dig to celebrate. Knowing Wes is a CrossFit Games athlete, we were pretty sure a workout would be in order, and filling our stomachs with loads of pancakes and maple syrup, while delicious, wouldn’t have been ideal.
Plus Megan is on a get big quick plan….
Note: We did workout… lots of pressing and pulling (see below).
And we got to finish it off with some of my favorite ATP Mechanix. Check this stuff out!
Anyways, back to BREAKFAST!
So we decided to take on the task of making a DELICIOUS breakfast, that was actually in zone proportions, and would fuel us to hit a second workout. And I must admit, we definitely succeeded. Here you go:
Sweet Potato Pancakes with a side of BACON
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Pete’s Paleo bacon + all the grease- we had 5 slices each (this is fun because you get to cut it however thick you want!) – 2 blocks protein each
- 6 cage free, organic eggs (2 eggs for pancakes + 2 eggs each for frying) – 3 blocks protein each
- 1 large organic sweet potato (enough for 2 cups grated) – 3 blocks carb each
- a lot of organic kale – at least 1 block carb each*
- 1/4 tsp organic nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp organic vanilla
- sprinkle of sea salt
- a wok, griddle, and pan
WHAT YOU DO:
- We get to use the Vitamix again! Cut the sweet potato into small chunks and throw those suckers into the Vitamix – or if you don’t have one just take a cheese grater to it.
- Put sweet potato in a bowl and add nutmeg, vanilla, sea salt, cinnamon, two eggs, and stir it up.
- Turn your burners to medium-high under your pan and griddle
- We had left over bacon grease from Pete’s Paleo bacon, so I heated our wok and put a big scoop of bacon grease in there
- put the potatoes in the pan and coat them all over by tossing a few times.
- turn balls of the potato goop into patties and lay them on the griddle, after coating it with more bacon grease (about 5-6 minutes a side)
- start to cook your bacon on the other pan (always save the grease for later!)
- flip your potato pancakes and keep an eye on your bacon
- pull the bacon off the pan once it’s done, pour some of the grease into a cup to save, and crack the remaining 4 eggs on this pan to fry. (note: don’t break the yoke like I did)
- add kale to the wok and sauté this up
- place kale, sweet potato pancakes, and bacon on your plate, and THEN the fried eggs on top*
*note: I like my eggs over easy so I can “pop” the yokes on top of everything.
I was amazed at how long this kept me full and at how great I felt when I worked out later. Try it! Delicious and pretty easy too.
Happy weekend everyone! Enjoy this time with the people you love, just like we got to go hang with some of our best friends 🙂