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Yam, Apple & Kale Paleo Skillet Breakfast

simple paleo breakfast featuring yams, apples and kale...with eggs and bacon

Tired of the same old paleo breakfast?

It’s easy to fall into a breakfast rut…the same thing every morning.

Well here’s a great way to jumpstart your day with something different…an extra jolt of healthy goodness to wake up your tired taste buds.whole30 compliant recipe mark

And let me tell you, this one tastes as good as it looks!

You’ve got a yam (or sweet potato) in there, a couple of apples, some fresh kale (or spinach) and of course your tried and true paleo breakfast friends, bacon and eggs.

Look how easy this one is to whip up…

Just peel and chop your potato and apples, and then dice up an onion – there you go, that’s your biggest chore. Nothing to it, right? 

Next you just fry up some bacon, leave a little of that yummy fat in the pan, and then sauté your breakfast goodies.

Finally cook up your eggs any style you like, and serve with generous heaping helpings of this yam, apple and kale mix on the side.

That’s it. Real easy. So good. A morning eye-opener – and Whole30-approved breakfast – that’s almost as good as coffee.

Give it a try! Enjoy!

Yam, Apple & Kale Paleo Breakfast Side

Yield: 3-4 servings

Yam, Apple & Kale Paleo Breakfast Side


  • 1 medium yam or sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups chopped kale (or substitute with baby spinach)
  • Fried eggs, crispy bacon – as desired


  1. Cook bacon first in skillet and set aside. Leave about 2 Tbsp bacon fat in the pan.
  2. Sauté diced onion in skillet 3-4 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Next add chopped yam, apple and all the spices to the pan with the onion. Cook about 10-12 minutes, or until potato slices are tender.
  4. Finally stir in chopped kale or spinach – cook just 2 minutes. Remove everything and set aside.
  5. Cook eggs as desired. Serve with bacon and the skillet breakfast.


4 replies
  1. Trish
    Trish says:

    I made this for breakfast today. Wonderful! I am doing the Whole30. I know I would not survive it if I did not have your mad culinary skills to fall back on. Thank you Trina for this recipe, the slow cooker pot roast, the steak salad heck all of them!!!!

    • Trina
      Trina says:

      Trish! Thank you you for your sweet message! I’m so happy I was able to help you. Whole30 can be tough for sure! Thank you for taking the time to stop by. 🙂


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