Jim Stoppani's Shortcut To Shred Recipes: Sweet Potato Omelet
Don't knock this recipe until you try it! It's sweet, salty, and has the perfect muscle-building macros.
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I'll admit, at first glance this recipe does not sound like a winner. But if you love a bit of sweet n' salty, then this is one you have to try. It's also perfect for those of you who are bored silly with the plain scrambled eggs you eat every morning.
You should shoot to eat three whole eggs every day. Research shows that people who eat three egg yolks every day experience double the strength and muscle mass gains compared to people eating just egg whites. Plus, research shows that eating three yolks per day raises HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
Sweet Potato or Yam?
Make no mistake about it, this recipe uses a baked sweet potato and not a yam. There are two main types of sweet potato. One has orange flesh and a reddish skin, while the other has yellow flesh and lighter skin. But both come to a point at their ends. For some reason, produce managers insist on calling sweet potatoes with red skin "yams."
True yams, however, are not even related to sweet potatoes. Real yams tend to be bigger than sweet potatoes and the skin is brown or black and resembles the bark of a tree. Whether or not you buy them with red skin, or with brown skin, you're getting sweet potatoes. For this particular recipe, I like using the orange sweet potato.
Sweet Potato Omelet
This is the perfect recipe for your second breakfast. Remember, your first breakfast should be a whey protein shake and maybe a piece of fruit. You should eat it as soon as you wake up to stop the catabolism from the night before. Then 30-60 minutes later, you should eat a whole-food breakfast of protein and slow-digesting carbs.
- 3 large Whole Eggs
- 1 medium Sweet Potato, baked
- 3 slices Lean Turkey Bacon
- 1/4 cup shredded Cheese
- 1 tbsp Low-fat Sour Cream
- Peel sweet potato and mash the flesh. Reheat it in a skillet or in the microwave.
- Cook turkey bacon in a skillet to desired doneness.
- Once turkey is done, scramble the eggs and pour them into a non-stick skillet set to medium heat. Cover the entire skillet surface in a thin layer of egg. Let the eggs set and then carefully flip it over.
- Spread sweet potato on one side of the eggs.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of sweet potato.
- Place bacon on top of cheese and sweet potato.
- Spread sour cream on top of bacon.
- Fold eggs in half and let sit for a minute or two.
- Flip omelet over and let sit for a minute or two.
- Remove from heat and place on plate.
- Add salt and pepper as desired and enjoy!