When I first started on the Autoimmune Protocol (find more information about this healing protocol HERE), and eggs/nightshades were off the table, breakfast foods were a bit of a challenge. Of course, you can eat anything for breakfast... but sometimes you just crave something traditionally “breakfasty” and since the protocol removes healthy breakfast staples such as eggs and white potatoes, this can get a bit tricky!
That’s were a bit of creativity in the kitchen comes into play!
This hash came to be created based off of a weekends farmers market finds of rainbow Swiss chard, celery, and onions. Using white sweet potatoes, instead of the orange ones, tricks your brain into thinking they’re white potatoes! And cooking them in bacon fat makes them irresistible!! You won’t miss a thing with this tasty, nutritionally dense breakfast hash!
I hope you enjoy!!
This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, & Whole30 compliant!
What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
Contains root veggies, which help to provide grounding energy to support the root chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is higher in carbohydrates, providing the solar plexus chakra with both long-lasting sugar sources (like fiber) and quick acting sugars like glucose.
This recipe is high in fiber, which supports all three of the lower chakras as it aides in the movement and flow of bulk during the digestive processes.
This recipe is loaded with starchy veggies,which is supportive to the solar plexus chakra in small quantities.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
Contains leafy greens, which are especially supportive to the heart chakra as they contain life force, layers and depth.
Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.
A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:
*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well!*
Feel free to swap the rainbow Swiss chard for another dark leafy green such as kale, collard greens, or spinach. Swap for equal amounts as what the recipe calls for.
Use the white sweet potatoes listed below if you're sensitive to nightshades or in the strict phase of the AIP. You CAN also use orange or purple sweet potatoes. You CAN also use organic white potatoes, if you're not sensitive to nightshades or in the strict phase of the AIP.
The bacon I use is sugar free, gluten free, nitrate/nitrite free and uncured. This is the only type of bacon I will use. I encourage you to at least find bacon that is uncured, nitrate/nitrite free.
I used bacon fat as my choice fat in this recipe because it adds so much depth of flavor, but feel free to replace with another fat of choice like grass-fed butter or ghee (if you can tolerate it) or avocado oil. I wouldn't recommend coconut oil for this one as the flavor profile clashes with the savory nature of this dish!
Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
large cast iron skillet (or other oven safe skillet)
a good knife or sharp kitchen sheers
a wooden spoon
Swiss Chard & Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
(gluten/egg free, & AIP/paleo)
Prep time: 10-15 minutes Cook time: 35-40 minutes Yield: 5-6
2 large organic white sweet potatoes, cubed small
1 pack of uncured/sugar free bacon, chopped & cooked
3 stalks organic celery, chopped
½ large organic onion, diced
1 head of organic Swiss chard, chopped
1 large organic garlic clove, minced
A few good sprinkles of garlic granules (or if you’re like me and love garlic, a lot of good sprinkles lol)
How to Create this Recipe:
Chop your bacon. This is easiest if it is slightly frozen still. Once chopped, add to a large cast iron skillet and cook until crispy, but not too crispy. Set bacon aside on a paper towel lined plate.
Next, you’ll want to cook the sweet potatoes. Add the small cubed sweet potato to the skillet with the left over bacon fat. Cook over medium high heat until potatoes are cooked through. This will take 15-25 minutes depending on how small you cubed them!
Once the potatoes are cooked add your onion, celery, garlic, and Swiss chard. Sauté for a few minutes until the Swiss chard is wilted and the onions are translucent.
Finally, add the bacon back to the cast iron pan, stirring everything really well to incorporate it!
This recipe freezes really well for up to 6 months! I recommend freezing it in individual containers, allowing it to defrost and heating it up in a skillet.
It also stays fresh in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Serving Size: 1 (based off of 6 servings total)
Fat: 14 g
Carbs: 14 g
Protein: 16 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.