Today we’re making Kale and Sweet Potato Paleo Frittata. If you’re fans of our kale frittata you’ll love this and you won’t believe the taste of sweet potato frittata. So good! Together they make the perfect paleo breakfast to power your day.
Breakfast is a challenging meal in a 3-kid household. Okay, okay, all meals are challenging in a 3-kid household, but breakfast is especially important because it sets the early tone for the day and you want to get off to a good start don’t you?
Frittatas have become one of our favorite go-to-breakfast choices as they are easy to fix, can be made in a wide variety, and they are easy to make ahead and reheat. Oh, and did I mention they taste great? A few of our favorites include this Ham and Swiss Chard Frittata and the aforementioned easy kale frittata with sun-dried tomatoes.
When coming up with this paleo frittata recipe we knew we wanted to make a kale frittata, but we didn’t know what else to include while still keeping it paleo. The answer came at dinner as we sat down to enjoy a meal which included our often fixed roasted sweet potato cubes. Such a good flavor…hey, I bet they would be good in a frittata!
Kale and Sweet Potato Paleo Frittata
Sweet Potatoes pass the paleo test because of their many health benefits; They are high in fiber, protein, potassium, and vitamins and minerals while being low in sodium and carbs.
There are some following a strict paleo diet that still avoid sweet potatoes because they still have an effect on blood sugar levels, but most paleo eaters consider sweet potatoes as paleo. We were less concerned with strict interpretations and more concerned with making a breakfast we’d love while having full control over the ingredients. This kale and sweet potato paleo frittata meet those criteria.
Looking at the list of the ingredients on food labels can be really frustrating, especially as a parent. Not only can you not pronounce half of them, many of them are just down right bad for you (and your kids). I think this is one of the reasons the paleo diet became so popular in the first place.
The Paleo Diet revolves around eating what humans might have consumed during the Paleolithic era; so think lean meats, fish, nuts, and lots of fruits and vegetables. Just as important, it means you are not eating overly processed foods. For those interested, here are further details on the paleo diet.
For us, the main difference when making paleo frittatas is to leave out the cheese and cream or milk in the egg mixture. Plus making sure to use an oil to cook with that is paleo. Olive oil, coconut oil, and ghee should all be acceptable for this.
Other Sweet Potato Paleo Breakfast Recipes
If you’re on the lookout for other Paleo and Whole30 approved breakfasts using sweet potatoes we love the look of this Apple Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake by Paleo Running Momma and you might want to try these Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls from the Peanut Butter Runner.
And here’s the Kale Sweet Potato Paleo Frittata recipe:
- 1 T . oil or ghee
- 1 shallot , diced
- 1 c . finely chopped kale , stems removed
- 1 c . roasted sweet potato cubes
- 5 eggs
- salt and pepper
- Heat oil in nonstick 9-10" frying pan on medium low heat.
- Add shallots and cook for 1 minute.
- Add kale and cook for 4-6 minutes.
- Add sweet potatoes and cook for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Whisk eggs thoroughly with salt and pepper.
- Return pan to low heat and add eggs.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes until eggs are cooked around the edges.
- Broil the top of the frittata for 2-3 minutes until top is brown and cooked through.