Let's hash it out: diner hash v. My "hash" 🥔🍠🥕(if you're wondering why there's a carrot emoji you'll see why below 😉)
What can I say? I have had hash on my mind for dayssss 🤷🏽♀️I went on a weekend getaway with my friends and both mornings we went to the same diner, and both mornings someone ordered hash ✌🏼apparently this place knew how to do it!
Now I'm not going to tell you about how to order healthier when you're out to eat (but I could give you some tips if you're interested! Lemme know below 👇🏼), but I am going to tell you how to make something similar, and significantly healthier, in your own kitchen 😁 but first: WHY?
Well, they're quick, easy, filling, and a great way to clean out your fridge of veggie scraps! 🙌🏼In a diner, though, you're getting potato and a LOT of oil, not to mention all of the add ins also smothered in oil - or butter for that matter! Now I love potatoes and see the benefit in eating them regularly, whole starches are great! (More on that another time 💁🏽) but eat them restaurant-style and you can be taking in anywhere from 150 calories (1 McDonalds hash brown) to upwards of 400 (local restaurant count) - just for one side! ☝🏼so lets swap to the kitchen... Hash makes a great meal if done right - add veggies, a protein source, maybe some hot sauce and you've got yourself a plate of yum! 👅 in my case, dreaming of my friends' hash the past few days, I decided to put a spin on it. I didn't have potatoes to work with, but I did have leftover turnip carrot mash from last night (see, the earlier carrot emoji works 💁🏽) In a skillet with 1 tsp of oil: 1/2 c turnip and carrot mash + broccoli stems thinly sliced + sweet corn 🌽 + red bell pepper + tomato 🍅. I was too hangry to let it get crispy, but it definitely would have! Topped that with an egg and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and I had a complete "hash" meal 🍳 this easily could have been done with frozen hash browns (potato should be the only ingredient) or freshly shredded potato 🥔
Side note: when you're out for breakfast and you reallyyy want that hash, go for it - and go for it mindfully, because balance 💙