Sweet Potato Hash
If you ever needed a bad-day meal, this is the one. Unlike greasy, fried comfort food, the sweet potato provides ALL the emotional support without all the bloat, depression, lethargy, and brain fog.
Sweet potatoes provide an important form of glucose that aids in the development of dopamine, GABA, and serotonin, so it truly is "happy food". The production of these chemicals can also help you get a good night sleep. In fact, if you wake up in the middle of the night, have a couple bites of plain sweet potato to get you back to dreamland.
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 lb. lean ground sausage, turkey, venison (optional)
1 jalapeno, seeds and pith removed, finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. If using meat, add to the skillet and brown the meat. Strain meat from skillet and place aside. Drain liquid from pan and add the tablespoon of olive oil. Return the pan to medium heat.
Once the oil is shimmering, add the onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Next, add the shredded sweet potatoes and jalapeno, if using. Sauté for 5-10 minutes, until the sweet potatoes have wilted significantly. Add the meat, cinnamon, and salt to the skillet and mix together. Sauté for another 10 minutes and serve hot.
NOTE: This is stellar with a fried egg and hot sauce on top, if you eat eggs. If not, the hot sauce is just as good!