Ever open the refrigerator door and stand there for minutes on end wondering what in the world you can eat for breakfast? I used to do this every day and every day I would end up eating the same thing over and over again. Waffles. With peanut butter. And maple syrup. Things have changed since then and if you follow me on Instagram you will know that as of late I have been having probably too much fun with my breakfasts. I am getting known for my obsession with animal-shaped morning meals…
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Okay let’s go back to my original question: Do you ever find yourself at the refrigerator door, minutes on end, trying to figure out what to make for breakfast? If so, I have a new concept for breaking that night fast: Parsnips. Perfect for shredded and throwing into a skillet, parsnips are the A-list potato impersonator. Next to jicama, that is.
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- 1/4 of a small red onion, diced
- 2 c. parsnips (approx. 2 large parsnips), shredded with a large cheese grater
- 1 Tbsp. water
- Spice mix (recipe follows)
- 1/2 c. cooked black beans
- 1/4 c. diced tomatoes
- handful of cilantro, chopped
- sea salt, to taste
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- nondairy yogurt or cashew cream
- sliced avocado
- Heat a nonstick skillet on medium high heat. Throw a little olive oil and the shredded parsnips. Allow to get nicely browned.
- Move parsnips over to one side and place the onions in the skillet until lightly browned and mix in with the parsnips. Add 1 Tbsp. water and boil until burned off.
- Add the spice mix and beans and stir. Cook another 5 minutes or until everything gets nicely browned.
- Throw in tomatoes and cilantro until just softened (another 2-3 minutes).
- Season with sea salt. Garnish with nondairy yogurt and avocado slices.
- Calories: 386
- Sugar: 8g
- Sodium: 250mg
- Fat: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 62
- Fiber: 18g
- Protein: 14g
Now throw some red onions, black beans, and tomatoes and you have what I call Southwestern Parsnip Hash. Packed with protein, nutrients and fresh ingredients that are oh-so good for you, you will forget the fact that you aren’t eating potatoes. Breakfast is served!
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Now that was easy wasn’t it?