Veggie Sweet Potato Avocado Breakfast Pizza

  Mar 30, 2016  |  #Breakfast
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This Veggie Sweet Potato Avocado Breakfast Pizza is filling with both complex carbohydrates and satiating protein. It’s also bursting with flavor and a great way to start the day with veggies!

Hi guys! I’m so excited about today’s post because I’ve done alot of research that I’m excited to share with you. And I have a super new recipe that I am completely obsessed with. As in, I would make it every day for the rest of my life, obsessed, and be completely okay with that.

Let me start and pose this question: What’s the truth about breakfast anyway? Is it the most important meal of the day? Do we really need to eat it within 30 minutes of waking up? How do we know what’s the truth or just a rumor? To  celebrate Meatless Monday, head on over to Deborah and Sarah’s page to see yummy Meatless Monday recipes. 

So, I’ve always been a breakfast lover. It’s my favorite meal of the day. Scratch that – BRUNCH is my favorite meal of the day. It’s between breakfast and lunch, and often includes all my favorite breakfast foods, except just MORE of them. Totally amazing, right? Any foodie loves the choice of eggs, fruits, pancakes/waffles/French toasts, mimosas, muffins, and the whole spread. Brunch is the perfect excuse to try it all.

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What does the research say?

Well, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence Analysis Library, research has shown that normal weight subjects and people maintaining weight loss tend to eat breakfast regularly that include fiber, and that skipping breakfast can be associated with a higher BMI and increased obesity risk.   A majority of research shows that eating breakfast may have a protective effect on preventing and/or treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, and promoting overall health in young people.

Of course, this will be dependent on what we choose for breakfast, but it is a good practice to keep in mind. I’m not recommending to go order an Egg McMuffin everyday, or buy store-bought pancakes and load them with sugar-laden syrup.

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What does a healthy breakfast look like?

  • Complex carbohydrates (think oats, whole grain toast, quinoa, sweet potatoes, fruits, veggies)
  • Healthy fat (eggs, avocados, nutbutter, nuts/seeds). Read more about why I love eggs and all their rockstar benefits in this post!
  • Protein (eggs, nuts/seeds, milk, yogurt)
  • FIBER to help keep you full and rev up your digestion! (nuts, seeds, whole grains, fruits, veggies, flax)

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Of course there’s a reason your mom never let you leave the house for school without eating breakfast! And there’s a reason that many nutrition experts recommend it is the most important meal of the day.

Let’s talk about some of the benefits of breakfast:

  • You want your breakfast to set you up for the day! You’ve just been hibernating all night, right? Your body wakes up and needs fuel to get you through the upcoming day’s adventures.
  • It’s tasty (DUH)
  • Glucose gives us energy and helps us concentrate (at work or in school). In fact, many studies such as this one, have shown that regular meal times and healthy breakfast choices were associated with better school performance and improved cognitive function
  • It may help us distribute energy more evenly throughout the day and prevents us from overeating at subsequent meals and snacks (Source)
  • It’s a common habit of successful people who have maintained weight loss
  • In provides endurance, which is great in helping us maintain and fuel for an active lifestyle
  • It provides essential vitamins and nutrients (assuming we are choosing healthy options with fiber, whole grains, protein, healthy fat)
  • Breakfast skipping has been linked to poorer diet quality overall (Source)

Furthermore, breakfast consumers exhibit better glucose control throughout the day compared with those who skip a morning meal

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So, now that we know the many reasons about why we should be eating breakfast, let me leave you with a fabulous #meatlessmonday breakfast recipe to try any time of the day. This breakfast pizza is filled with whole grains (complex carbohydrates), ample fiber from the sweet potatoes and veggies, healthy fats and satiating protein from the eggs and cheese, and all around flavor, meeting all of the qualifications for a balanced, healthy, salivating breakfast.

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Veggie Sweet Potato Avocado Breakfast Pizza
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
This veggie sweet potato avocado breakfast pizza is filling with both complex carbohydrates and satiating protein. It's also bursting with flavor and a great way to start the day with veggies!
Cuisine: Breakfast
Servings: 1 -2 servings
Author: Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
Ingredients
  • ½ medium sweet potato cut into discs
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp basil
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 to rtilla wrap or flatbread I used – Aldi’s Fit ‘N Active brand
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup sliced olives
  • 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup sliced artichokes
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup sliced broccoli florets
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Cheese I used feta and shredded mozerella
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. While waiting for oven to preheat, you can cut your vegetables. Chop cooked sweet potato into disc shapes.
  2. Mix your seasonings in a small bowl.
  3. Toast flatbread for 2 minutes in oven to get them a little crisp. Then, scoop out half of avocado and spread it on the flatbread as the base layer. Layer sweet potato discs on top of avocado.
  4. Add additional toppings based on your liking. I used Kalamata olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, artichokes, broccoli and spinach.
  5. Crack two eggs over pizza and top with choice of cheese and seasoning blend.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until egg whites are fully cooked.

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Since I love dippy yolks, I folded the flatbread over ever so gracefully. Everything is always good when you #putaneggonit.

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Or, eat it like a pizza!

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What’s your favorite meal of the day?

Do you have a go-to breakfast recipe?

 

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38 responses to “Veggie Sweet Potato Avocado Breakfast Pizza

  1. This looks amazing! We love breakfast pizza but I have never had one with sweet potato and avocado! Definitely a must try. My favorite meal has to be either breakfast or dessert!
    Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

  2. My mouth is watering looking at that pizza! I couldn’t imagine not having breakfast but I do find it frustrating how so many breakfast foods are sugar and refined carbohydrates. That’s not going to help with starting your day or weight management.

  3. HA! I just said this to my friend the other day! Brunch is my favorite meal because it’s BIGGER than breakfast! I love to eat anything that I can put peanut butter on. Lately I’ve been making banana bowls or microwave banana bread. NOM!

  4. Sweet potato, roast veggies and eggs!! OH yum! Some of my faves right there!! And I couldn’t agree more!! Yay for breakfast! SO important!!
    xoxo Cailee!

  5. I wake up way too hungry to not eat breakfast, and if I skip it my good eating habits are shot for the day. If I could make delicious looking breakfasts like these every day, I would enjoy it a whole lot more!!

  6. I’m one of those people who totally doesn’t understand how anyone can skip breakfast because this girl wakes up HUNGRY 😛 Luckily breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day (and maybe that’s why I wake up ready to eat? Haha!)

    This breakfast pizza looks amazing! xo

  7. Ohhhhh man, this is a recipe that totally caught my eye, I LOVE HOW GOOD THIS LOOKS. I would definitely see myself eating this for supper since I have more of a sweet tooth in the morning. I absolutely love breakfast and I am always looking forward to it, I actually don’t quite understand how people don’t die of hunger when they don’t eat breakfast!

  8. Breakfast is def my favorite meal of the day. It involves coffee and lots of nut butter… what more could you ask for?!? This recipe looks so delicious too!!

    1. It can! I saved some for leftovers and it does get a little softer, but should be good if you have time to throw it in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes to crisp it back up. The flavors were good enough for me to just eat it as is the next day.

  9. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! Oddly enough, I’m not such a fan of brunch because uts usually way later than I wake up and I get too hungry to wait!
    I love the soup of this breakfast pizza! Drippy eggs?! Yes please!

  10. My go-to & my favorite breakfasts are different. I usually rock overnight oats or a homemade parfait on the weekdays. But I love me some homemade hash on the weekends with whatever meat I have leftover from the week. Corned beef or Ham are my two favorites. Toss in some potatoes, veggies, scrambled eggs. Mmm.

  11. we are all all all about the DINNER IN THE AM and the BREAKFAST FOODS IN THE PM here.
    so much so my child’s teacher was horrified and CALLED ME ABOUT IT (“sloppy joe isnt a breakfast food.” “uh it is HERE. whats yer point?” :))

  12. This has all my favourites – sweet potato egg and avocado are such a killer combination. I’d splurge and maybe throw some goat cheese on there. Now I just need to find a wrap that would hold together. Do you think just a standard tortilla wrap would hold everything ok?
    I love breakfast. Everything about it. I need to work at eating it earlier though – I often let a couple hours go by and I know that’s not beneficial for metabolism. Great post!

    1. If you use a standard tortilla wrap, I’d maybe load it up with a little less, or put it in the toaster oven/oven for a couple minutes before decorating it to give it some strength! Otherwise you could turn it into a breakfast wrap?

  13. Gosh, breakfast is seriously SOOO good. I look forward to it every night! My breakfast go-to right now is baked oatmeal and then a piece of fruit later in the morning.
    I never think to have a breakfast pizza- but I do not hate the idea! Sweet potato & avocado make a lovely combination!.

  14. That looks amazing!! I love those kinds of breakfasts. My go-to is a frittata but I always use sweet potatoes because I think they help me to stay full for the rest of the morning. My only issue with breakfast is not having enough time during the week to cook as much as I would like!

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