Bacon and Eggs Veggie Hash:
Breakfast has made with fried bacon, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, red onion, and celery, then topped with a fried egg.
This is not your traditional breakfast hash as it is not made with potatoes, but instead offers a lower carb option. Due to the beets, the end results are a fun pink/red color, and the food is flavorful and delicious, especially when topped with a creamy fried egg.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so whether you are eating keto pancakes, german pancakes, crepes, colcannon, a delightful breakfast casserole, or maybe something like these air fryer egg cups, a good breakfast is an excellent way to start the day.
This particular breakfast was a happy accident one day when I needed to clean out my fridge and knew I wanted a breakfast loaded with nutritious food items, and topped with an egg. These were the ingredients I had. and so I made hash.
What is breakfast hash?
The term “hash” is derived from the French word “hacher”, which means “to chop”. Therefore, it makes sense to me that a meal that consists of chopped or diced meats and vegetables is often referred to as a hash.
Typically breakfast hash consists of chopped or diced meat, potatoes, and spices. But I recently learned that turnips make a great substitute for potatoes in a breakfast hash, which you can see in this pulled pork breakfast hash.
The turnips mimic potatoes in color, consistency, and can be cubed and browned just like a potato. However, they are far lower carb than potatoes. Because of this I love swapping them into recipes that traditionally call for potatoes. Like this hash.
Can I Eat Bacon on a Keto Diet?
Bacon is the next important ingredient in this Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Hash. The bacon adds some salt and some fat, which basically means it adds flavor. Of course, if you are swapping out turnips for potatoes, maybe you are watching your carb intake and are interested in the keto diet.
Bacon is allowed on the keto diet as long as it is not a bacon rubbed with some kind of sugar infused spice rub.
This breakfast hash can be made keto compliant, but is not perfectly so. Try this Keto Breakfast Hash instead.
Are Eggs Keto Friendly?
Eggs are definitely keto friendly, as they are a great source of protein, the yolks are high in fat, and are virtually free of carbs.
The addition of the egg on this breakfast hash is perfect for those looking to add some protein and fat balance to their diets. But it is also a great flavor enhancer. The creamy yolk pairs perfectly with the salty bacon and the chopped vegetables. Together the flavor combination is very bold and fun.
Eggs are the perfect addition to your breakfast because they are nutrient rich as well. They can provide you with staying power to get through to lunch, and tons of wholesome benefits for your body as well.
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What are you supposed to eat for breakfast?
While many people turn to highly processed cereals, or foods with a lot of highly refined flour (like waffles and pancakes), the best breakfasts are the ones that are rich in protein, and not processed. Breakfasts that provide the nutrition you need for a healthy functioning day.
This makes this breakfast hash particularly good for breakfast because it is packed with nutrient rich veggies, and will stick with you through the day giving you energy until lunch time. The fact that it tastes good helps too.
What do you eat for Breakfast on a Low Carb Diet?
When eating low carb, a hearty breakfast is critical to getting through the day.
This breakfast has sweet potatoes which aren’t typically low carb. So why are they included? Sweet potatoes have a lot of digestible carbs. They have a lot of fiber, which means the net carbs aren’t as high as other root vegetables. In addition, they give you some satisfaction so your breakfast is filling longer.
I love all of the health benefits of the sweet potatoes, turnips, and beets that are found in this breakfast, and love that I can rely on it to offer flavor and nutrition.
Bacon Eggs Veggie Hash
- 6 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
- 8 oz. Sweet Potato Diced
- 8 oz. Beets Peeled and Diced
- 8 oz. White Turnip Diced
- 3 oz. Red Onion
- 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 1 Rib Celery Diced
- Sea Salt and Pepper To Taste
- 2 large eggs
- In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from pan, retaining the bacon fat. To the bacon fat in the pan, add sweet potato, beets, turnip, red onion, garlic, celery, sea salt and pepper.
- Over medium heat, sauté until vegetable are tender. About 15-20 minutes. Add crumbled bacon back to pan and mix in.
- Remove from pan, set aside
- Fry 2 eggs, season with a little salt and pepper
- Serve with fried eggs over hash.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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