Surprise! Add lots of color to your morning hash. This beet breakfast is made in a skillet and is a quick alternative to only using potatoes.
Think beets are high maintenance, well, think again. You roast them in foil with the peels on and use them for multiple meals like this golden beet breakfast hash recipe. To see how to roast beets, see this recipe, Golden Roasted Beets. It will work with any color beet.
How long does it take to cook a beet breakfast hash?
This easy hash makes it possible to enjoy beets anytime. Add sausage, beets, and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. We had corn on the cob for supper the night before, so I cut the corn off the cob and added it to the hash too. Once everything is cooked, top it with eggs.
You know those days when you feel like nothing tastes good? You could use some comfort food. This beet breakfast hash makes a satisfying dish that’s easy when you make the vegetables ahead of time.
Let’s talk about beets
Are beets carbs?
Beets have about 13 grams of carbs per cup. And 2.3 grams of fiber.
So yes, when using hand portions as your guide, a serving of beets is considered as a cupped handful, similar to starchy vegetables like potatoes and yams.
You don’t need to be scared of whole foods that include carbs. Nor do you need to do mental gymnastics like “Net Carbs” when cooking or eating whole foods.
Fiber slows and modulates the absorption of the carbohydrates in the normal digestive process. And with the micronutrients from the vibrant color, beets are very nutritious and a healthy part of a balanced plate.
We like to think of them as an "Eat The Rainbow" vegetable. It’s a very colorful place to be!
Mealtime conversation starters
A gentle reminder - being vulnerable can improve your connections with others. A deeper bond can be created when you can go beyond surface talk and open up. Be curious. Learn what sets another person’s soul on fire and share yours.
To start off this type of question ask,
What thought keeps you up at night?
Golden Beet Breakfast Hash
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- 2 medium golden beets See notes. I also used some red beets to add more color.
- 2 large potatoes roasted or baked in advance
- ½ cup vegetable broth use as needed
- 12 breakfast sausage links or veggie sausage links
- 1 cup corn kernels cut from 2 cobs, optional
- pinch salt and pepper to taste
- 6 eggs optional
- Make ahead: Roast beets according to Golden Roasted Beet recipe. Use pre-roasted or baked and cooled potatoes, cut into cubes.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Cook the sausage links.
- Add the precooked beets, potatoes, and optional corn. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add broth if ingredients start sticking to the skillet.
- Meanwhile, cook eggs sunny side up.
- Top with eggs, if desired, or serve on the side.
- Serve hot.
Hand Size Portions
When you look at the nutritional values of a meal to log what you are eating, that is called tracking macros. A lot of people use this method to reach their health goals.
Looking at hand portion size and using this method to gauge how and what you eat is also a great method to help you reach your health goals. Many people who use this method often think this form of tracking meals is easier and more sustainable for a lifetime.
Want to learn more about hand portion size and how to use it to reach your goals? Check out the article How to Get Started with Hand Portion Sizes.
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