Hi friends! I am so excited to be writing today’s Wellness Wednesday blog post. If you’re new around here, my name is Martha and I am so thankful to be Lauren’s assistant for the blog. I wrote this post that shares a little bit more about what I do. Today we are continuing our Wellness Wednesday series and I’m pumped to share one of my favorite breakfast recipes: chicken-ranch breakfast hash from The Defined Dish.
I’m not kidding when I say my husband and I make this every single week. We are big breakfast people in the Robinson household. Some people are totally content skipping breakfast or just having a quick granola bar, but we’ve always enjoyed eating something hot + a little more exciting. I remember a few years ago when I told my old boss (not Lauren haha) that I cook breakfast every day for my husband and I, she laughed and said ‘oh that won’t last. y’all are such newlyweds’. Well, we’ve been married over 5 years now and I honestly think our breakfast game has only improved!
Like I mentioned above, today’s recipe is from Alex of The Defined Dish. Almost all of Alex’s recipes are paleo or paleo-ish, and she is such a creative cook! I also follow her on Insta and her daughters are insanely cute. I guarantee even the non-paleo eaters will like her stuff, this breakfast hash included. Also, Alex’s pictures are WAY better than mine, but I wanted to show y’all I did actually make it + it *basically* tuned out right haha. I usually like to make this on Sunday, so we can reheat it throughout the week. It usually lasts us three or four days.
A few notes about the recipe:
- Sometimes we omit the bacon because tbh, it’s an ingredient I can kinda live without. I know, I know, some would say that’s sacrilegious. I recommend cooking the bacon in the oven at 375 for 15mins if you want it to be extra crispy (we do haha).
- We buy our ground chicken sausage at Whole Foods, but any ground chicken will do. If you prefer pork, that’s also an option.
- We like to add a little extra spinach just so we can start off our day with a little more veggies.
- I am obsessed with all Tessemae’s salad dressings. I find a lot of salad dressings to be too heavy and to really defeat the purpose of eating a salad, but I love that this brand makes yummy, clean ones! The Green Goddess dressing is next level.
- I always buy whatever small potatoes the grocery store has in stock. We aren’t picky about that!
I wanted to share this recipe with y’all because it really is SO tasty and I love that it’s on the healthier side. I also feel like it’s not very common for people my age to love cooking, and it can be kind of overwhelming trying to find new, reliable recipes. So, it’s important to me to share the good ones and to also just remind you that you can totally do it! Cooking doesn’t have to be this scary thing reserved only for those who are really experienced in the kitchen. It can be a fun way to get off your phone, get your hands a little dirty, and have quality time with your hubby or roomie. I don’t mean to get all ‘eat pray love’ on y’all lol but I really do think cooking has a beautiful way of forcing us to be present, to pay attention to what’s right in front of us. I’ll close by sharing one of my favorite quotes from Shauna Niequist’s book ‘Bread and Wine’ that I feel like perfectly encompasses my heart behind cooking and hosting, and I hope it encourages you too! Thanks for reading and be sure to let us know if you try this recipe from The Defined Dish!
“I’m not talking about cooking as performance, or entertaining as a complicated choreography of competition and showing off. I’m talking about feeding someone with honesty and intimacy and love, about making your home a place where people are fiercely protected, even if just for a few hours, from the crush and cruelty of the day.”