Sweet Potato Toast with Egg

Sweet Potato Toast with Poached Egg & Spinach 

Eggs - they’re not just for breakfast anymore! This recipe takes advantage of the latest nutritional trend - sweet potato toast. Sweet potatoes are rich in nutrients, including beta-carotene, and are a healthy source of carbs for fueling an active lifestyle. Here we’ve topped it with a deliciously nutritious mix of spinach, tomatoes, and onions with a poached egg for just a little bit of indulgence. Serve this for an elegant breakfast-for-dinner.


Serving Size: 1 toast + ⅓ c. of spinach mixture + 1 poached egg
Number of Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

• I medium sweet potato, cut into flat slices
• 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
 
• 1 large yellow onion, sliced 
• 4 c. baby spinach 
 
• 2 cloves garlic, whole 
 
• 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 
 
• 4 large eggs, poached 
• Salt and pepper, to taste 
 
• Optional: Fresh shaved Parmesan cheese 


Directions:

- Prepare sweet potato toast by cooking in a conventional toaster or toaster oven (toaster oven recommended) until tender enough to be pierced with a fork. Set aside.

- Set a skillet over medium heat and allow it to get hot. Add olive oil and swirl it around the pan.

- Add onion and sauté 1-2 minutes, until softened. Then add spinach, garlic, and cherry tomatoes. Cook until spinach is wilted but not fully cooked. Remove from heat.

- Fill another skillet halfway with water + 1 tbsp. white vinegar. Allow mixture to come to a simmer.

- Crack four eggs into four separate ramekins or bowls (or you can simply use one  or two and crack one egg into them at a time). Gently submerge ramekins into simmering water to release the eggs. When all four eggs are in the water, cover the skillet and allow to cook 1-2 minutes or until egg is cooked and yolk is covered in white.

- Use a slotted spoon to remove eggs and transfer to a paper towel.

- Plate the dish by placing a piece of sweet potato toast on a plate, topping it with the spinach mixture, and finally a poached egg.

Garnish with fresh shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Information (without Parmesan cheese)

 Serving size = 1 toast + ⅓ c. of spinach mixture + 1 poached egg

164 calories, 7g fat, 155mg sodium, 15g carbs, 4g sugars, 4g fiber, 10g protein

Author: Nikki Massie, Bariatric Foodie
Brought to you by:  Celebrate Vitamins

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