With the new year, I have been trying to make a lot of changes in my diet. From the last two weeks, I have given up on poultry and meat. I have been starting my morning with a pre-breakfast green smoothie at 7am (i.e. kale, spinach, green apples, carrots, and chia seeds), inspiration taken from an ‘ol friend of mine HauteeCouturee. Although it’s an adjustment process and I am basically on detox mode, I am feeling good and hopeful that I can keep up with the changes!
Anyway, today I wanted to give myself a break from the usual bowl of oatmeal and make a healthier version of the breakfast that I would typically enjoy at a diner, eggs and homefries. In general when eating out, we have no control over the amount of oil, sodium-filled sauces, and salt used. However, if we take the initiative to cook our favorite dishes at home, it can help us in making better choices in the kitchen.
I will not stress the sunny side up eggs too much; however, if you would like to know, in a small frypan on med-low heat, I added 1 tspn of coconut oil to cook the egg, added a pinch of black pepper, 1/4 tspn of Flavor God’s Everything Spicy seasoning, and cover the pan to allow the steam to cook the top of the egg.
And for the potatoes, it only took me 15-minutes…
- 3 Idaho potatoes diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 tbsp of minced fresh garlic
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tspn black pepper
- 1 tspn Flavor God’s Everything Spicy Seasoning
- 1 tspn Parsley flakes
- 1 tbsp Heinz No-Salt Ketchup
- Since I was on time-crunch, I cooked the potatoes in the microwave for 3.5 minutes.
- In a medium frypan, add 2 tbsp of olive, and caramelize the onions and garlic.
- Add the potatoes to the pan.
- Add 1 tbsp remaining olive oil, seasonings, and ketchup.
- Cover the pan to the allow the flavors to permeate into the potatoes. Occasionally stir to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pan.
For the Mediterranean salad side dish…
- 2 cups of mixed greens
- Sliced cucumbers
- 1/4 cup of pitted olives
- 1 tbsp feta cheese
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1/4 tspn black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp sumac
- Mix the items!