sweet potato for breakfast is a great idea

April 29, 2015

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I rarely deviate from my usual breakfast provisions. Most mornings I’ll reach for our jar of rolled oats, then some nuts and seeds, Greek yoghurt will come out of the fridge and I’ll create a meal using these reliable goods, whether porridge of varying flavours or stovetop granola. Or I might have some regular granola on hand (that is, if Ben hasn’t eaten it all).

Yesterday, while in the shops picking up parmesan cheese and a coffee for Ben, I spotted some sweet potatoes looking perfectly sized for one hungry pregnant lady. There were a bunch of avocados on sale (and by “on sale”, I mean they were $3 each instead of $6), so I grabbed two and danced like it was Christmas morning. Last night, after bolognaise on the couch with the final season of Mad Men (sniff), I peeled then roasted that sweet potato in the oven for 40 minutes, wrapped in foil and seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil. I closed it tight for the first 30 minutes then opened it up to crisping opportunities in the final 10 or so. This morning I added a bunch of Transition Farm spinach and, together with the sweet potato, threw it in the microwave at Ben’s work for a couple of minutes, before decorating my plate with toasted pepitas and some of that prized avocado.

Sweet potato for breakfast is a great idea.

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Heidi xo

PS. It’s also a great idea to carry quality sea salt in your bag. You know, for when you come across an under-seasoned jar of peanut butter or if you happened to have a roasted sweet potato on hand that needs extra salt.





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  • Kate Baxter April 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I love that you carry sea salt in your handbag haha- not lipstick but sea salt (so much more useful in my book) 🙂

    • Heidi May 3, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Hehe, right?! x

  • Mardi April 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Yum! I’m all about roasted sweet potato too! I’ve even worked out a way to microwave-cook it at work for lunch!

    And my desk-drawer is always stocked with sea salt, cracked pepper and a little bottle of balsamic for seasoning emergencies 😉

    • Heidi May 3, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Ok now I need pepper in my bag… x

  • amanda April 29, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    oh my goodness, I had no idea avocados were that pricey in Australia! Most I pay in the U.S. (east coast) is $1.29 … $1 on a really good day. I’d surely have been jumping for joy too! Love the simple combo.

    • Heidi May 3, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Thanks, lady!! Enjoy an avocado for me 😉 x

  • J April 30, 2015 at 7:41 am

    totally unrelated but where is your cardi from? Its gorgeous!

    • Heidi May 3, 2015 at 7:48 am

      It’s from Ripe Maternity 🙂 x

      • J May 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

        thank you! I am 12 weeks and need some winter clothes 🙂

  • Hannah April 30, 2015 at 8:58 am

    How good is this final season of Mad Men? So many feels!

    ps I understand the sea salt now so much more after your peanut butter comment. Unsalted peanut butter is a crime.

    • Heidi May 3, 2015 at 7:48 am

      A punishable crime, to be sure x

  • Emma April 30, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I carry himilayan pink salt in my desk drawer at work 😉

    • Heidi May 3, 2015 at 7:49 am

      You’re a smart lady x

  • Melanie May 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Hello Heidi,
    I’m loving your blog – I made your Baked Gingerbread Porridge yesterday – yummy! I just wanted to ask whether you have stopped adding new recipes to your index? It seems like your latest ones aren’t on there, and I’m worried once they move down the feed if I miss them I won’t find them again!

    • Heidi May 3, 2015 at 7:50 am

      Hey Melanie! Well, I haven’t stopped on purpose 😉 Just have been busy & didn’t get around to it. All updated now though, thanks for the kick! Glad you made the porridge & thanks a lot x

      • Melanie May 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

        Thanks heaps!

  • laurasmess May 8, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Hehe. I carry sea salt too, and often some herbal tea bags… and a little bottle of Tabasco (red not green though, I’m still a chilli fiend).
    This would be a glorious breakfast, though I would have to smear that avocado across a nice piece of seeded sourdough (a-d-d-i-c-t-e-d!) xxx