My Favorite Clean Eating Sweet Potato Waffles
From Clean Eating magazine discovered on My Fitness Pal
Making lifestyle changes is never easy, changing your eating habits even harder; I thought this week would drag on but in hindsight it flew by. Recipes like these Sweet Potato Waffles with Kale and Egg adapted from Clean Eating Magazine Online made it easy!
Good news is I left two pounds in the blur this past week and still ate cookies!
Cookies? I know, why are cookies in the house? Bill, whether he would admit to it or not has consistently sabotaged my attempts at losing weight. Not only did Keebler Toffee Pecan Sandies and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies appear he also bought two kinds of Ritz Chips!
My doctor told me to STOP having intimate dinner parties for four unless three other people were there! – Orson Welles <- Click here to Tweet This
For me, this week’s perk was My Fitness Pal including a blog with healthy recipes right on my phone! I was running errands when I looked at the blog and found this amazing recipe! Sweet Potato Waffles with Kale and Egg originating from Clean Eating Magazine.
The Original Recipe from Clean Eating, Curried Sweet Potato Waffles with Coconut Braised Kale and Poached Eggs, includes things I love but left out this time, you will see in the recipe I made notes in parentheses outlining changes I made to this very versatile recipe based on what I had on-hand that would go to waste if I did not use them.
Scroll to the bottom to see what my hard-working husband Bill did with his clean eating sweet potato waffles!
Sweet Potato Waffle with Kale and Egg
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion + ½ cup chopped yellow onion, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (I left these out and used sriracha at the table)
- 1 cup light coconut milk (I used Almond Milk)
- 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth (I used Chicken broth I had leftover)
- 1 pound chopped kale, tough stems removed (I used Fresh Spinach)
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated
- 5 large eggs plus 2 egg whites, divided
- 1 tablespoon curry powder (I left this out)
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1½ tablespoon coconut flour (or flour of choice) (I used All-Purpose)
- 2 T Cornstarch diluted in 2 T water (I added this to thicken the sauce to a gravy consistency)
- 2 t vinegar for poaching water
- Mist a large nonstick Dutch oven with cooking spray and heat on medium-low. Add sliced onion and cook for 4 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds more, until fragrant. Add milk and broth increasing the heat to high. As mixture comes to a boil, add kale (or spinach), a few handfuls at a time, stirring to combine. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. (If you want to thicken the sauce add the cornstarch and water mixture stirring until thickened.)
- Meanwhile, preheat waffle iron. (I set mine to medium since they cook for a while.) In a large bowl, combine shredded potato, chopped onion, 1 egg and 2 egg whites. Add curry, ginger and flour and mix.(There is very little liquid, the 'batter' is mostly the potato.
- Spray the iron with cooking spray to keep the sugary sweet potato from sticking and place a layer of potato mixture on your iron.) Close iron and cook for (9)-12 minutes (on medium heat) until waffles are cooked through and crisp on the outside.
- Meanwhile, fill a wide, deep sauté pan with water (add vinegar) and bring to a boil. Crack 1 egg (I use a small bowl to gently slide it into the water) and carefully drop into water; repeat with remaining 3 eggs in separate spots. Cover, turn off heat, and let cook for 4 minutes.
- Carefully remove each egg with a slotted spoon. Divide waffles among plates, layer with kale and top with poached eggs.
Bill burns a lot of calories mowing lawns, especially during our hot spring and summer months so he needs more carbs. Bill’s version added Mashed Red Potatoes, Rotisserie Chicken, and Chicken Gravy with a little of the clean eating Spinach Sauce/Gravy on top to his Clean Eating Sweet Potato Waffles.
Hunter took it a little further fat and calorie wise having played three basketball games earlier that day by placing his mashed potatoes on top of his waffle, topping the potatoes with two big Publix Fried Chicken Tenders, chicken gravy and cranberry sauce! Sorry, no pics of Hunter’s, he ate it too fast!!!
THIS is what I loved most about this recipe, it was easily adapted to everyone’s palate and dietary needs and restrictions. I did not have to feel guilty at all about wanting to eat healthier! This recipe was perfect for my family; it helped me get a nice serving of healthy sweet potato into my son as well as much-needed potassium into my husband while cutting the calories they would have otherwise eaten with a belgian waffle!
I didn’t hear, ughhhhhh, how long do we have to eat this way!
See what I looked like skinny, read why I was so sure I would be dead at 55 and the diet decisions I made last week during my 59th birthday in : Life Expectancy and Birthdays. After having a ‘meeting with myself’ I am comparing two apps to lose weight, My Fitness Pal and Lose It! I hope you will join me as I juggle this journey toward better health and with God’s grace my 60th birthday!
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With a smile,
A two-pound lighter – Carlyn 🙂