This is one of the simplest, laziest, yet also nutritionally balanced (if you want veggies it's easy to add in I just didn't in this version) breakfast you can make!
2 - 3 eggs (or more if you're really hungry)
sausage (or any kind of breakfast protein ex: ham, bacon)
1 - 2 medium sized yam
(1) Pre-heat oven to 375F. Peel the yam and cut into strips about the thickness of steak fries. You want them to have a little thickness so it's extra good when it gets a little cruncy around the edges but still have the soft sweetness in the middle.
Put the yam in a zip-lock bag, drizzle in olive oil and sprinkle some salt. If you want an extra kick, I sprinkle some paprika on it as well. Shake the bag till well mixed.
Put foil over a oven-safe plate or pan, layer the yam fries on it and send into oven. Set timer to 20 min. It should be done between 20-30 min when you can stick a fork through it easily.
(2) While waiting for fries to be done, make the scrambled eggs. Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk till even. Add in about 1-2 tbp of milk.
In a frying pan, heat up butter on medium heat. When the butter has melted, put the egg mixture in. Don't immediately stir it. Instead let it sit for about 1-2 min while it takes some shape. The longer you wait until you start stirring it, the less it is "scrambled" and looks more like an omelette XD
When all the egg juices have been cooked into solid form egg scramble, turn off the heat and serve on a plate.
(3) The sausage I use is pre-cooked, so I simply cut it in half and put it in a pan (no oil) on medium heat while I was scrambling the eggs. If you have bacon, you can put it in the oven along with the yam fries, or use microwave. Follow package instructions.
(4) I also had some cottage cheese and orange that I added to the plate for extra health points :) Oh, and a cup of delicious milk!
Breakfast is served!
(a) You can make a large batch of marinated yam fries and only bake a portion at time. They rest can stay in the zip-lock in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Yam itself (unpeeled) can be fridged for up to 1 month with no problem. You can also use potatoe to get your carbs.
(b) To add vegetables, you can get baby spinach (pre-washed) and sautee it first in the butter until it becomes soft and then add the eggs to make the scramble. You can also add ham, cheese, bell peppers, broccoli...anything to make a scramble!
(c) Another nice dairy substitute for milk would be some yogurt! I like to get plain unsweetened greek yogurt or sheep yogurt + some granola + some jam or honey.