Sweet Potato Crust Egg Casserole

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Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! I finished up my last final yesterday and to say I am relieved would be an understatement. This semester has been the toughest yet and I know it is only going to get harder from here. Does anyone else feel like nothing really prepares you for college? I remember in high school they always talked about how they were “preparing” us for the future. No. Nothing prepares you for Advanced Nutrition that’s heavy on the BioChem or college-level Spanish. I can’t even.

Yesterday morning I had several mild panic attacks before I had to take my Advanced Nutrition final. I made the mistake of checking my Spanish final score from Monday while I was doing some last-minute studying for Nutrition. BIG mistake. I saw a D starting back at me when I opened up my test score.

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D. That means I got a D in the class. Not a C and not even an F…a D. I immediately started crying. Who wouldn’t?

All the sudden I began thinking how “stupid” I was and how I should have studied harder at the beginning of the semester. Once I started thinking how stupid I was I started thinking about how all the sudden my shorts felt too tight and how my stomach felt bloated. I went to the bathroom to wipe off my tears and noticed how big my cheeks were. And then I started crying more.

I began picking apart all the things I hated about myself all because I didn’t do well in my Spanish class.

Is it just me? Or does everyone put an insane amount of pressure on themselves?

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I went downstairs to talk to my parents about my grade and how I was feeling about myself. Without hesitation my dad said, “read Matthew 6:25-34.” I pulled out my phone and read,

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in bars, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

And why do you worry about your clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you – you of little faith?

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:25-34 NIV

I stood there crying even more because these verses resonate so well with me.

I read these verses again before I took my Nutrition final.

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I may not be able to control what my thighs look like or how big my baby cheeks are because none of that matters. God made me exactly how He wanted me to be made. I can stress out about how I have to retake Spanish but what good does stressing out do? God will love me when I retake Spanish class and He will love me if I gain 50 lbs or I lose 50 lbs. IT DOESN’T MATTER.

Because He loves me. And He loves you. And I think He would love this egg casserole too..

Sweet Potato Crust Egg Casserole {Yield: 1 9×13 pan}

  • 1 dozen organic eggs
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (or 1 large one)
  • 1 C mushrooms
  • 2 C spinach
  • 1 package of organic breakfast sausage (I used Applegate chicken apple sausage)
  • 1 T italian seasoning
  • 1 T basil
  • 3 T nutritional yeast (or regular shredded cheese!)
  • 2 T favorite hot sauce
  • 1/2 C unsweetened coconut milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • cooking spray (I used Coconut Oil)

Pre-heat oven to 375. Spray a 9×13 pan with coconut oil or avocado oil. (PUT DOWN THE CANOLA OIL, it is poison) Slice sweet potatoes thin. Layer sweet potatoes in the bottom of the pan. Chop mushroom. Add on top of sweet potatoes. Add spinach on top of mushrooms. Chop breakfast sausage into bite size pieces. Add on top of spinach.

Whisk together eggs, italian seasoning, basil, nutritional yeast, coconut milk, hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over the vegetables in the pan.

Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour.

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