Sweet Potato Hash and an NSV!!

Part I:  I couldn’t help but share this yummy recipe from the new Whole30 cookbook.  If you like sweet potatoes you are in for a treat!  This took about 20 minutes to prepare but so worth the wait.  Simple ingredients, simple preparation, ah-mazing taste!

What you need:  4 tsp. olive oil, 1 medium sweet potato, diced, 1/2 cup diced onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 diced red bell pepper, natural sausage (0 sugar), 1-2 eggs, salt, pepper, thyme and smoked paprika.

What you do:  Add diced sweet potatoes, onions, salt & pepper to 2 tsp. olive oil.  stir to coat and cook covered over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes (until potatoes soften).  Add bell pepper, garlic, sausage, paprika and thyme to the mix and cook until sausage is cooked through and slightly browned.  In the meantime, cook 1-2 eggs over easy.  When all is done, plate.  A flavor explosion in the mouth!

Part II:  NSV!  NSV stands for non-scale victory and I had my first last night.  After meeting Frank and Mad Greens for dinner (they need to get their act together.  There were 2 people working for the dinner rush, they were out of avocado and screwed up 2 of our 3 orders!), I picked up some chick-fil-a for Kenzie.  She was one of the screwed up orders…anyway – I got her usual, chicken nuggets, fries, coke.  I got the bag and the fries began to waft.  And I thought, do I really really want one?  And you know what?  I didn’t.  I literally didn’t.  Wasn’t in the mood.  Not because I’m early in my 30 days, but because it’s a choice.  And I didn’t want to eat one.  I folded down the bag so everything would stay warm, had a sip of my sparkling water and drove home singing to the radio.  I felt empowered, which by the way is the word I picked for that meme that’s going around.  Empowered and proud.  That’s food freedom — not being forced to not eat a fry because I “can’t”, but choosing not to eat the fry because I don’t want to.  Powerful stuff.


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