Simply Delicious Sweet Potato Egg Nests


Believe it or not, summer is just five short days away. For many it can mean soaking up the sun, relaxing by the pool or road tripping it to their favorite destination.  Personally, I am not much of a sun bather and you won’t find me near a pool but I will be taking tons of road trips this summer and my top priority while on the road is making sure that I stay fed. 

Okay, maybe my top priority is safety but seriously food keeps me sane and sanity while driving is a must.

And by food I mean real food.  Not the prepackaged snacks you find at the gas station.  So I always make a habit of bringing along snacks that will keep me fueled and full so I don’t get all hangry and road rage-like. 

One of my favorite things to bring with me on my summer road trip is eggs.  I love hard boiled eggs by themselves but there are times when the craving for carbs kicks in and I need something a little more.  

Enter, these sweet potato egg nests.  
These Sweet Potato Egg Nests are simply delicious, easy to make, paleo and naturally gluten free. They're perfect to bring to a brunch or whip up at the beginning of the week during meal prep so you can have a healthy breakfast on the go! Hop over to TheFitFoodieMama.com to learn the secret on how to make these easy as 1-2-3!

This post is sponsored by Eggland’s Best but as always, all opinions are my own. 

Truth be told, these little egg nests weren’t always as easy for me to make.  I tried once, about a year or so ago.  I grated the sweet potato, stuffed them in a muffin tin, cracked the egg and totally eggspected (you knew a pun was coming) them to come out as these perfect little nests of sweet potato and egg perfection.  

They didn’t.  I don’t have the picture to prove it but believe me when I say that it was quite the catastrophe.  

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Anyway, flash forward to a few weeks ago when I had a bit of an epiphany.  Why not use my spiralizer to make the sweet potato all spaghetti/nest-like so that it actually holds together?!

The next step was actually putting it to the test.  Using my new easy peasy spiralizer, I spaghetti-ed the heck out of the sweet potato, assembled then in a nest like fashion in my greased muffin tin and then let them bake just a bit to set.  Then I grabbed a carton of Eggland’s Best eggs, carefully cracked one into each nest and placed them back in the oven to bake. 

Ten minutes later, I pulled then out and was pleasantly pleased to find that it worked! They held together just as I had hoped! 

These Sweet Potato Egg Nests are simply delicious, easy to make, paleo and naturally gluten free. They're perfect to bring to a brunch or whip up at the beginning of the week during meal prep so you can have a healthy breakfast on the go! Hop over to TheFitFoodieMama.com to learn the secret on how to make these easy as 1-2-3!

These Sweet Potato Egg Nests are simply delicious, easy to make, paleo and naturally gluten free. They're perfect to bring to a brunch or whip up at the beginning of the week during meal prep so you can have a healthy breakfast on the go! Hop over to TheFitFoodieMama.com to learn the secret on how to make these easy as 1-2-3!

I threw some chives on top for some extra flavor.  Something else that adds extra flavor? You guessed it SRIRACHA! 

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If you’re a fan of a little spice with your sweet potato egg nests then sriracha is definitely the way to go.  Just squirt a little on before you’re ready to enjoy and you’ve got yourself the perfect portable breakfast.  Not to mention that Eggland’s Best is packed with extra nutritional benefits like more vitamins, more than double the omega-3, 38% more luetin and 25% LESS saturated fat than ordinary eggs.

And if you’re all about meal prep, these would be a great addition to add to the menu since they’re easy to make and ready in no time at all! 

Sweet Potato Egg Nests


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1 large sweet potato, spiralized 
  • 1 dozen Eggland’s Best eggs (large)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped (optional)
  • sriracha, to taste (optional)
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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Arrange spiralized sweet potatoes in a nest-like fashion in each greased muffin cup.
  3. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the sweet potato is tender. 
  4. Remove from oven and carefully crack an egg into each nest. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper and fresh chives. 
  6. Bake for another 10 minutes or until eggs are baked to desired doneness. 
  7. Remove from muffin tin, squirt some sriracha on top and enjoy! :)


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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