Breakfast Sweet Potatoes with Spinach, Feta, and Eggs


Last weekend, I felt like a big breakfast.  I wanted potatoes! I wanted eggs! I was craving Potatoes O’Brien!  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any bell pepper in the fridge, and I wasn’t about to head to the store.

Hunting through the fridge I was about to find spinach, feta, and sweet potatoes.  I knew I could create something delicious with those ingredients, so I went to work.


From my stuffed sweet potato post, we all know that sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index and are potassium, beta-carotene, and magnesium rich. This week we learned that spinach can improve memory, fight cancer and anemia, and promote healing. What a fantastic combination!


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Breakfast Sweet Potatoes with Spinach, Feta and Egg
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Serves: 1

  • 1 sweet potato, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup frozen spinach
  • ¼ cup feta
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce to taste

  1. Heat a oil over medium heat in a skillet.
  2. Add diced sweet potato and cook for 7 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add frozen spinach and cook for 3 minutes until warm.
  4. Meanwhile in another skillet, cook one egg over-medium.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes are tender and the spinach is warm, add feta and cook for about 30 seconds. I didn’t want the feta to melt.
  6. Top the sweet potato, spinach and feta mixture with the over-medium egg.
  7. Add hot sauce if desired.

This recipe would make a great lunch too.  Who ever said you can’t have breakfast for lunch!


I needed a little hot sauce on mine. Yum!


Changing gears here…this Sunday I will be running in my first 10k at the Pasadena Marathon!  I’m super excited and a little nervous. It’s my first race after all, so I’m not sure what to expect.  I have been training for the last two month so I feel ready!

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Question: Any advice for race day?  Do you have a pre-race ritual?

13 thoughts on “Breakfast Sweet Potatoes with Spinach, Feta, and Eggs

  1. Jilly , that looks so good. I want to have this for breakfast or lunch. We hope you do well in your 10k but most of all have a good time . We will be thinking about you all day. Love you !!!!!

  2. This recipe looks amazing – eggs and potatoes are A-OK in my book :). And good luck at your race. Just have fun and don’t drink too much water before hand or you’ll be running to the bathroom ;). Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    • You can never go wrong with potatoes and eggs! Great advice on the race… I certainly don’t want to be running to the bathroom.

  3. Yummy, delicious! I also love eggs and potatoes. Good luck with the 10 k. I’m sure you will do well. Stay cool and enjoy your first run. Love you

    • I’m glad you like the blog. Running the my first 10k was exhilarating! I will have a post about it tomorrow. Meeting Monica was such a great surprise. I have been following her blog for awhile now, so it felt like meeting Jennifer Aniston!

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