I love breakfast food that I can cook ahead of time and eat a little each morning, so today I decided to test a recipe that had been rolling around in my head for about a week. I decided to try a breakfast ham and non-potato hash using butternut squash. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Sweet Potatoes but the amount of sugar and starch in them was kind of alarming for me and I also wanted something that was AIP.

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Fact 1:
Did you know that a 1-cup portion, or 200 grams, of a baked sweet potato with the skin provides about 41 grams of total carbs, including 6.6 grams of fiber and 13 grams of sugar, the rest of the carbs are mainly in the form of starch. Now this is great for a pre-workout meal but if you are watching your carbs a little closer, look at the next fact.

Fact 2:
A cup of cooked butternut squash contains 22 grams of total carbohydrates, including 6.6 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar and about 11.5 grams of starch.

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AIP Breakfast Scramble Recipe:
1 medium, butternut squash (cut into small cubes)
¼ cup, red onion (chopped)
¼ to ½ cup, green onion (chopped)
½ to ¾ cup, cubed ham steak (or meat of your choice)
1 tsp, sea salt (go easy if you are using ham)
1 tsp, garlic powder
¼ cup, parsley (extra flavor and for garnish)
1 tbsp, beef tallow or pure lard


1. In a cast iron skillet melt the lard and cook the ham until a nice brown color and then remove from the skillet.
2. place red onions, butternut squash in the skillet and start the cooking process, after about 5 minutes add the green onions.
3. Cook the butternut squash hash for about 12 minutes on medium heat then add the ham back in the mix and throw in some parsley for color and added taste.
4. Continue to cook for about another 2-3 minutes or until your desired texture of the squash.

5. Plate and enjoy.

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