Zoodle Breakfast Bowl Recipe

The Golden Rule & Zoodle Breakfast Bowl

Luke 6:31 (csb)

Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them.

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Did you grow up with your mom telling you the golden rule over and over again? I can remember my mom reciting this to me anytime I was mean to another kid (or an adult.. kind of a rebel over here!).

But this applies long after we leave the lunch table and the playground. In fact, this is when it becomes really important, because we can usually truly understand what it means to be in the other person’s shoes/situation.

I struggle with this “golden rule” a lot, if I’m honest. If I was a celebrity or somewhere that got quoted, I would most likely be in the tabloids saying something like, “they don’t deserve it”. I find it really difficult to do for people what I’d like done for me, because I tend to focus on the times those things weren’t done for me.

It’s easy for me to hold resentment about the ways I’ve been treated unfairly, and those resentments have planted a seed of bitterness that Jesus isn’t quite done digging up yet. I often find myself shrugging my shoulders at the difficulties others are walking through and thinking, “join the club”. It’s not that I can’t relate or understand; just the opposite. I can relate all too well.

But a negative in our lives doesn’t need to be a negative in someone else’s. That’s why the verse says “as you want others to do for you”, not “as others did to you”. The world doesn’t become better by repeating the same wrongs. We’ve seen that cycle play out in cases of abuse and it doesn’t end well for anyone.

As Believers, we have to be the change, implement the change, and drive the change that our world, our communities, and our culture needs. And we have the tools to make it happen; the tools that those who haven’t treated us well possibly don’t have. The strength of Jesus. “I can do everything because Christ makes me strong (Philippians 4:13 EASY).”

Being a Christian means sometimes taking the higher road than we want to. It’s not natural to respond to  meanness with kindness, to replace hate with love, or to do for others what wasn’t done for us. But then again, it’s also not natural for the Creator of the universe to die on a Cross at the hands of His creation out of nothing but love.

Write

Can you think of a situation in your life where you can do for someone else what you wish was done for you?

Pray

For the desire to treat others with the love that God says they deserve.

& Zoodle Breakfast Bowl

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Bowl

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 medium sweet potato
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Peel and chop sweet potato into cubes and toss in 1 teaspoon olive oil
  3. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and lay sweet potato cubes flat on top
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until soft
  5. Using a spiralizer, turn zucchini into noodles
  6. Toss zoodles in 1 teaspoon olive oil
  7. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook zoodles for 5 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently
  8. Add sweet potatoes to skillet and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and bagel seasoning and transfer to a bowl
  9. Cook egg as desired and place on top of bowl
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Tips & Tools

If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a potato peeler to shred the zucchini into long strips.

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