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Egg-in-a-Nest

February 2, 2012
By: Maria
Sometimes, figuring out how to properly fuel our bodies for the rigors of endurance-type training or a workout that you know will be tough, can be confusing. You want to have sustained energy without leaving you feeling uncomfortably full; you want that fuel to provide a constant level of energy, not to have a sudden peak that drops off dramatically and leaves you feeling sluggish in the middle of your training session.
The same confusion applies during our recovery phase. You have empty glycogen stores that need filling up quickly, in order to recover efficiently and fuel for next time, but how to consume the right combination of macro nutrients isn’t always understood.
This recipe fits the bill for both situations. The protein & carb combination is exactly what is needed for the longer training sessions but it will also aid in efficient recovery after training as well.
Eat up!
 Ingredients
Serves 4

Serving size: 2 egg nests

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
sea salt to taste
seasonings of choice
coconut oil
sea salt to taste
8 eggs
4 slices of bacon or quality sausage (no nitrite/nitrate/hormones/etc.), diced

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin pan thoroughly with a little bit of coconut oil.
Mix the grated sweet potatoes with your choice of seasonings (I chose onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, Italian seasoning).

This nifty peeler is my favorite when wanting thin strips – it works on veggies and fruit and it’s awesome!  Although you can use a regular peeler or grater for this recipe, I love the look this peeler produces!
Add your choice of seasoning to the shredded sweet potato and mix.

Using your hands, press the grated sweet potatoes into each muffin cup making sure the bottom and sides are completely covered. Press down firmly creating a potato “nest.” Bake the sweet potatoes for 25-30 minutes.
While potato baskets are baking, cook the diced bacon/sausage, drain and set aside. Remove potato nests from the oven, place a few bacon/sausage pieces in the bottom of each.
Top with an egg.
Return to oven and bake until the egg whats are set, but yolk is still slightly runny, about 10 minutes.

2 responses to “Egg-in-a-Nest”

  1. Maria says:

    Thanks Jennifer! They are awesome – try ’em!

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