Breakfast Casserole with Turkey Bacon, Sweet Potato, Onion & Thyme
Patients frequently ask what can they make for breakfast. Although we recommend avoiding eggs during the Initial Wellness Plan phase, if a person is not allergic or sensitive to eggs, we add them back into their eating plan.
This recipe presents an alternative to the typical breakfast casserole that includes cheese and or milk, and pork products. As we recommend continuing to avoid dairy and pork ongoing, due to pro-inflammatory and other health concerns, this casserole has a meaty, hearty quality that works for breakfast or a light lunch. We tried it here at the office on top of greens tossed with a tangy mixed greens salad dressed with a tart Dijon sauce.
Nutritionally, the combination of just the sweet potatoes, onion, thyme and turkey bacon provide Beta-carotene, fiber, vitamins B-6, C, folate, the minerals phosphorous, manganese, and potassium as well as phenolic antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein.