It’s the weekend! For a lot of people, that means backsliding into bad habits. After a week of making healthy choices, it’s not uncommon for people to “reward” themselves by indulging on the weekends. Reverting back to a bad habit as a reward every now and then isn’t the worst thing in the world, but when you let it derail all the progress you’ve already made so far… it can get in the way of your goals! When it’s time for weekend brunch, don’t fall for the sugary donuts, processed cereals, and whatnot. Keep this deliciously healthy sweet potato and sweet sausage breakfast bake in mind. You’ll get that touch of sweetness without derailing your hard work!
Sweet Potato and Sweet Sausage Breakfast Bake
1 lb 99% fat free ground turkey
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon sage
2 large PRE-COOKED sweet potatoes, cubed
1 bell pepper, diced
2 cups egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ground turkey, maple syrup, and sage. Over medium heat, thoroughly cook the turkey sausage, breaking apart until crumbly. In a lightly oiled 9×13 baking dish, evenly spread the crumbled turkey sausage, cubed sweet potatoes, and diced bell peppers. In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites, almond or cashew milk, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Pour over the ingredients in the 9×13 baking dish, and season with salt and pepper as desired. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the egg whites are completely opaque, fully cooked, and the edges are browned. Slice, serve, and savor!