Casseroles

Overnight Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Bacon Breakfast Casserole

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Potato originates in South America, where Peruvian Inca Indians started to cultivate it around 8,000 B.C. to 5,000 B.C. Later, following the discovery of the modern day America by Christopher Columbus, the Spanish and Portuguese galleons brought the potato over to the Old World. Conquistadors named these white root tubers the batata or patata. Europeans then re-introduced the potato back into the northern part of America in the late 1600s, but surprisingly it only became a popular crop by the middle of the following century due to Scotch-Irish immigrants settling in New England.

Now, the potato is the world's fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat and maize. It's boiled, fried, steamed, sautéed, used in pancakes, soups and savoury puddings. Due to this versatility, potatoes are consumed more than any other vegetable in the world.

What could be a better start to the day than some healthy homemade deliciousness? So, we strongly recommend you to try our Overnight Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Bacon Casserole recipe to provide a quick energy-boosting breakfast option. The potato is a carbohydrate-rich and low-fat veggie providing you with a high amount of readily digestible energy. The protein in potato is relatively low, however the firm potato tubers are particularly rich in vitamin C, B-vitamins and potassium. But the real vitamin leader in our recipe is spinach being exceptionally high in vitamins A, K and folic acid. Even more, the recent advances in medical nutrition has proved its role as a functional food, meaning the phytochemicals in its content exhibit anti-cancer, weight loss and hypoglycaemic activities.

Our savoury potato casserole is guaranteed to apeel to your healthy breakfast wants.

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500 g. sweet potato
7 g. frozen spinach, chopped
75 g. shallots, minced
150 g. lean bacon, chopped
60 ml. coconut milk
6 medium-sized eggs
15 g. nutritional yeast
1 tsp. paprika
30 ml. olive oil
  1. Boil the sweet potatoes until tender enough to grate. This would take 10-15 minutes depending on the size.
  2. When the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and grate with a coarse...
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Nutritions

Calories
176

Sodium
201mg
8% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
8g
16% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
2g
10% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
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Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV