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Sweet Potato Scramble {in the microwave}

I made a little something strange for dinner tonight.

It’s actually something I’ve been thinking of making for a quick breakfast but I decided to try it out tonight since Mr. Won’t Run was working.  A sweet potato scramble (Koko was really hoping I’d drop some):


But since I need a quick breakfast option if I’m going to eat anything in the morning I figured out how to make it in the microwave in less than five minutes!

I bought two huge sweet potatoes the other day, diced them both up and wound up with almost eight cups!  I left the skin on – partly because I’ve heard there are nutrients in it, and partly because I just didn’t feel like peeling.

I put a cup of diced sweet potato in a bowl with one Tablespoon of water and then microwaved for two minutes which turned out to be a perfect amount of time.  I scrambled up two eggs and mixed them into the potatoes and then microwaved for another 90 seconds.  I feel like they overcooked a little so next time I’ll check it at 60 seconds.

I spiced it up with some Tapatio and that was that!

I’ve seen others talk about sweet versions with butter and brown sugar, a granola crumble type topping, maybe some nut butter and/or coconut butter, and I’m sure I’ll try a variety of those.  I love sweet potatoes and they seem like a viable option for a healthy breakfast.

According to North Carolina Sweet Potatoes, one medium potato has 103 calories, 0g Fat, 24g Carbs, and 4g Fiber.  It’s also extremely high in Vitamin A which is good for your eyes, your reproductive and immune systems, and you skin.  And if I’m being honest, a vain benefit like good skin and less wrinkles will get me every single time!

So tell me, do you have a good go-to resource for in depth vitamin info?

I wanted to include more legitimate info here on Vitamin A but couldn’t find the type of resource I wanted.

I did have another good, quick, to-go type breakfast this morning that I didn’t even have to make myself.  My work friend, Brooke, commented on Sunday’s post with a link to some overnight oats and today she brought me one and it was delicious!!  Those will definitely be making an appearance in between the sweet potatoes!

I also went running today for the first time in a few months!  I’m restarting the Couch to 5K program with the Get Running app.  I posted a check-in photo on Instagram for my fellow Red Faced Runners:


Can’t believe I’ve made it to March 5th!  See you tomorrow Smile

Hi, I'm Sarah, a 30-something wife, doggy-mama, beginner runner (still), wannabe cook, and 9-5 cubicle farm worker, just trying to enjoy life in beautiful Portland, OR!


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