Sweet Potato Hash

It still amazes me that up until about 8 years ago, the only vegetables I ate were cucumbers and carrots.  No joke.  Just the thought of spinach, butternut squash, and zucchini occupying space in my fridge would have made me thow up in my mouth.

Now I love so many veggies!  The latest one being sweet potato.  Here’s the deal with me and sweet potatoes though.  I can’t eat them by themselves – like my Mom loves a baked sweet potato.  Ew.  And I have to add spice to the dish otherwise its just too sweet for my taste.

This hash has the perfect balance of sweet, heat and salty.  Yum!

Biz’s Sweet Potato Hash (8 WW Points)

  • 5 oz. diced fresh sweet potato
  • 1 small apple, cored and diced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 oz. lean deli ham
  • 1 tsp. to 1 tablespoon thai sweet chili sauce (or leave out for no spice)
  • 1/2 cup egg beaters

In a small pot, add sweet potatoes and cover with water, just enough to cover the sweet potato.  Simmer for 10 minutes, or until tender.  Drain.

In a skillet, add the olive oil, sweet potatoes, rosemary, and apples.  Sautee for about 7 minutes, or until the apples get tender and browned.  Add in ham, chile sauce and egg beaters and cook until eggs are done.

This is the chili sauce I used:

On the side was sliced strawberries and bananas.  So for 8 points I got 1 serving of my healthy oil, 3 fruit servings, and 1 vegetable serving – not too bad! 😀

Hannah doesn’t start back to school until January 16 and her work is really slow at the beginning of the year so we decided to get together for lunch.

I had a coupon so we went to Noodles & Company.  While there are some major calorie bombs on the menu:

  • Wisconsin Mac N Cheese (1030 calories and 43 grams of fat per serving)
  • Pad Thai (830 calories and 18 grams of fat)
  • Rice Krispie Treat (550 calories and 14 fat)

There are some healthier options, which is what I got:

  • Thai Curry Soup (small!) (230 calories, 18 fat)
  • Cinese Chop Salad (small!) (190 calories, 22 fat)

Together the lunch came in at 11 WW points.  And I had two more veggie servings!

The salad was perfect – lightly dressed and so flavorful.  The soup was good, but I made it great by adding a splash of sriracha. 😀

I had defrosted pork chops earlier in the week – I had a taste for pork bbq, and made a super quick (I mean, this plate was ready in about 7 minutes!) dinner.

  • 4 ounces thinly sliced pork
  • 2 tablespoons bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup canned green beans

While the green beans and mashed potatoes were heating up in the microwave, I put my skillet on medium high, and when it got hot, added my pork – cooked for 2 minutes, then added the bbq sauce and cooked 2 more minutes.  Done and done – and delicious!  Dinner comes in at 8 WW points.

And thanks to blog reader Tyler who sent me some Kansas BBQ sauce – it was delicious!

Some more recipes I want to try . . . soon!

Motto for the Day:  Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make new ending.  (love it!)

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25 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Hash

  1. I bought 2 – 10 lb. boxes of sweet potatoes! I love them! I just printed out your breakfast, I think I’ll make it tomorrow!

    The mac and cheese and the Krispy treat would be more calories than I eat in a whole day. (at least that I PLAN to eat in a day)

  2. I’m in such a veggie rut right now. I need to change it up, and fast! The hash looks yummy!

  3. I drive by Noodles & Company often and still haven’t tried it! And your breakfast looks right up my alley:)

  4. That is such a pretty picture of Hannah! Your lunch looks yummy! It always scares me how many calories can be in restaurant dishes!

  5. No veggies until recently? Hmmm, there’s hope for you and onions yet! 😉

    Hannah looks so cute – I love her wavy hair!

  6. I never knew that about you and veggies! I love them, always have.

    I think you’re correct, the hash is modified Paleo…. actually more Primal only because strict Paleo doesn’t even allow sweet potatoes. But Rich said a bit of yam is the thing to eat if you’ve had a really hard workout.

    Hannah is so cute! Glad you guys are getting a bit of extra time together.

  7. Wow, that hash and fruit looks SOOO yummy. You can cook for me anytime.

  8. I love my veggies, pretty much every one of them, but I’ve been slacking on eating them lately. I need to get on that.

  9. Like a broken record, but Hannah really is so adorable, ahhh youth. Thanks for the link up. It’s funny I made a huge batch of the pecans because we were going to go to Fresno to visit Glenn’s family and I was going to package them really cute as gifts for his sisters, but then we canceled our trip. At first I thought “This is a lot of nuts!”, then I remembered how fast I eat them and realized it wouldn’t be a problem at all.

    Love veggies. Roasted brussel sprouts, yams, salads! I haven’t met a veggie I don’t like.

  10. I like a lot more veggies than I used to, but I still don’t love them. Funny how tastes can change as you get older. I never thought I would eat brussel sprouts or tomatoes!

  11. That Hannah is one lovely lady! You’ve got great genes, Biz! 🙂

    My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes lately is as a sweet and salty combo. Like a baked sweet potato topped with meatballs and cheese. Yummy!

    And those buffalo chicken wraps are so goooood! And super filling! I just had them a couple weeks ago.

  12. Hannah’s hair looks so pretty in that picture!

  13. Hannah looks so pretty-I LOVE HER HAIR! How did she do the waves–a braid?

  14. It’s funny how you can develop a taste for veggies over time – sometimes I find myself just CRAVING a big salad. So weird!

    I love Noodles, I always get the japanese pan noodles with extra mushrooms and brocolli + a tossed side salad. I love how chewy the mushrooms are, and the sauce is addictive!

  15. AWWW Hannah is so adorable! she looks so much like you =) did she get a new piercing? if so…love it!

  16. Adorable pic of Hannah, love her hair! I’m going to make your hash for my mom, she loves sweet potatoes; me too! And trying to find something for her that she will eat and like has really been a challenge. (she is 83)
    You are soooo right, onions are best deep fried and crunchy!!! 🙂

  17. Im like your mom…I can do my sweet potatoes naked…but my hubby is like you…they are too sweet for him…so we have them rarely. But I love them! The hash looks and sounds amazing. Maybe he would eat them this way!

    550 cals for a rice krispie treat…good Lord, what is it? The size of New Hampshire? LOL

  18. This hash looks amazing!
    I would have never guessed that you weren’t a fan of veggies by looking at what you eat now.
    The thai curry soup looks delicious! 🙂

  19. Hannah’s hair looks great like that!
    and we have a Noodles on campus.. but I’ve never eaten there!
    My sister really likes it (for their mac n cheese, heh) but i have yet to try it

  20. Did you not eat a lot of veggies growing up? I find that kids not exposed to some foods won’t eat them in adulthood – my step son is the poster child for this. heehee Glad you like them now because the recipes you share are great and heavy on the veggies. YAY!

    You and Hannah look like sisters. I swear. Not that she looks too mature, but that you look so dang young. Nice!

  21. Onions, okay. Spinach? Really?! Butternut squash? No way! It’s the best! I’m glad you’ve seen the light. And I think you really like onions and just don’t know it 😉

    Thanks again for the skunkies. Those babies WORK! Wonders!

  22. Looks like you guys had a fun lunch!

    Sriracha makes everything better! 🙂

  23. OMG I am totally with you on the sweet potato thing; I have to eat them with savory spices or it’s not going to happen. I have tried eating acorn squash this way but man, that veggie is just too sweet! I can’t do it!

  24. I didn’t start eating vegetables until I was 25! I ate the occasional Caesar salad drenched in dressing with nothing more than romaine lettuce, croutons and maybe chicken. I moved abroad when I was 25 and I realized that I would need to get more adventurous with food. Now I have no idea how I lived without vegetables. I love them, pretty much all of them including onions and sweet potatoes!! The sweet potato hash looks delicious. When I look back at my eating habits I can certainly see why I’ve struggled with my weight. College seems to have been pizza and calzone after another. Glad those days are over because I feel even better now than I did in my 20s.

    That is a beautiful photo of your daughter. Have a great weekend!!

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