Sweets and Greens

This is a favorite breakfast of mine when I have the time to make it. I love it because the flavor is both sweet and savory, the colors are dynamite, and I love that I’m getting a serving of greens right away in the morning. Sometimes I spice it up with some chili powder, sometimes I bring out the umami flavors with some soy sauce. It is a simple but very filling meal for one, or a light meal for two.


Cooking spray (see note below)
1/2 red onion, chopped in largish pieces (so they can make their presence known)
1 sweet potato cut in quarters and sliced
5 ounces kale (a third of a one pound bag)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder OR 1 teaspoon soy sauce (optional)


  1. Spray pan with cooking spray. Note: you can omit the oil if you incorporate fat in your meal in some other way, such as eating a few nuts. Sauté sweet potatoes and onions until potatoes start to brown.
  2. Add a few tablespoons of water and cover pan, allowing potatoes to steam. Keep pan covered, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are cooked through.
  3. Add kale. Do not be alarmed by the large mound in your frying pan! Sauté until kale is wilted. Add seasonings to taste.

Below is the final product. I chopped the onions too small in this version and I felt they got lost. Hence the directive to use “largish pieces”.

I get hungry just looking at that picture!

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