This recipe and blog post were created by Megan Roosevelt, RDN & Founder of HealthyGroceryGirl.com, in a partnership with Tessemae's.
Are you stuck in a breakfast rut? We’ve all been there! If you’re following the Whole30 program you may be in search of easy and delicious breakfast ideas and this Whole30 Savory Breakfast Bowl is likely to become a favorite! This bowl has a great balance of protein and fat which are two key nutrients that help you feel full and satisfied while also managing blood sugar levels, as well as energizing carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. While this dish is made with real, simple ingredients, one ingredient that may be new to you is celery root!
What Is Celery Root?
One of my favorite ingredients in this dish is celery root, also known as Celeriac. If you’re new to celery root, it is the root that celery grows from! Celery root is a root vegetable related to parsley and parsnips. In the grocery store you’ll find celery root with a white round base, usually covered in some areas of tan or even dirt, with stalks of celery growing from the center! The root is a starchy vegetable that can be enjoyed just as you would enjoy a carrot! Raw celery root is crunchy and a great option for salads or slaw. Cooked, baked or roasted, celery root is delicious in soups, mashed or even a hash such as the recipe below!
To prepare, I recommend chopping off the celery stalks, peeling the root, and then slicing or dicing.
Nutritionally, celery root is high in fiber, packed with antioxidants, and contains vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Potassium, to name a few. While celery root is a starchy vegetable it is lower in carbohydrates than a potato, making it a great choice for those watching their carbohydrate or sugar intake.
One of my favorite ways to cook & enjoy celery root is in a hash such as the recipe below! Paired with steamed kale, fried egg, and Tessemae’s Organic Unsweetened Ketchup — it’s really the perfect combination of flavors!
All Hail Kale!
Kale has been a popular green for years, and rightfully so! Kale is a green, leafy vegetable that is high in fiber as well as antioxidants, calcium, iron, vitamin K, vitamin C, and potassium, to name just a few nutrients. Kale can be enjoyed in so many ways such as raw kale, added to salads or smoothies, to steamed or even baked into kale chips. Steamed kale with a sprinkle of sea salt is simple to make, incredibly nutritious, and a great addition to this Savory Whole30 Breakfast Bowl.
Eggcellent Protein Source
Whole eggs (keep the yolk!) are so versatile and a wonderful source of protein, selenium, vitamin D, Folate and B vitamins. One common concern when it comes to eggs is the cholesterol, so let’s dive into that discussion! One egg yolk has 212 milligrams of cholesterol which is over half the recommended daily intake of cholesterol of 300 milligrams. However, studies have shown that dietary cholesterol does not necessarily directly increase blood cholesterol levels. A diet rich in plant-based foods, fiber, and low in added sugar and sodium are a few dietary ways to support cholesterol levels and heart health overall. Eggs in general are so versatile & nutrient dense, making them the perfect protein source for this Savory Whole30 Breakfast Bowl!
As always, for any concerns or questions about your personal dietary health, it’s always best to meet with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
No Added Sugar Ketchup
Most store-bought ketchups, or even homemade ketchups, are packed with sugar. Tessemae’s Organic Unsweetened Ketchup has no added sugar, yet all the flavor you crave from a traditional ketchup! It really is the final key ingredient that makes this dish so incredibly delicious and guilt-free!
There are so many additional ingredients in this dish from garlic to onion to yam that add so much flavor and nutrition. I can’t wait for you to make it!
Savory Whole30 Breakfast Bowl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
1 small yam or sweet potato, diced
½ sweet onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
¼ celery root, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs (or ⅓ cup white beans to make this dish vegan)
2 cups curly kale, chopped
2 tablespoons hemp hearts
Tessemae’s Organic Unsweetened Ketchup
Warm 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add sweet potato, onion, celery and celery root and sauté for 5 minutes.
Then add diced garlic and sea salt and sauté for another 3 minutes.
Next, cook 2 eggs in your preferred way, poached, scrambled or fried.
Transfer the hash to a bowl or plate, then add kale to pan over medium heat and sauté for 2 mins, until wilted.
Then add kale and eggs to the bowl or plate with your hash, top with hemp seeds and a drizzle of Tessemae’s Organic Unsweetened Ketchup. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and it becomes a family favorite! For more healthy recipe ideas check out the rest of Tessemae’s recipe blog! You can stay connected with Megan at healthygrocerygirl.com or on Instagram @HealthyGroceryGirl!