You know what has been on my mind lately? People who say that want to be healthy, lose a few pounds, feel better, have more energy etc. But they don’t want to actually change their diets or leave their comfort zone. I’m telling you from experience you will feel better in your body, your mental state and in life in general if you eat better. Your diet directly is related to everything from your overall health to mood. I’m not perfect by any means but in the last year, I’ve constantly been working on that, and I have noticed a huge difference. And it’s a great difference. Little bit of a rant… but there is a good recipe here today! Just stay with me.
I made this dish a couple Sunday’s ago, as a meal prep originally for some breakfast throughout the week. But decided to also have it for dinner that night over some braised greens I was also meal prepping for lunches. My husband and I both loved it. I broke out the leftovers in to individual containers, and I had two days worth of breakfast and he took it to lunch for a couple days as well. Everyone wins with this dish! It fits for breakfast, lunch or dinner. By itself or with some greens or a fried egg.
It might look like there is a lot of ingredients but there is nothing hard about this dish at all! Easy peasy to prep, cook and clean up. Which is what every busy person that wants to eat healthy (like me!) loves! I know that not everyone loves to spend all day in the kitchen and it is one of the biggest complaints about cooking healthy: time consuming and costly but neither of those things are true. Your health is your biggest investment. I much rather spend my money on food that is good for me and my body, than prescription pills and doctor visits (I’m never sick). And as far as time consuming goes, you give it as much or as little time as you have. Most of my ‘meal prep’ is just making a little bit extra of a dish when I’m already cooking to begin with. One and done!
Sorry for a bit of a ranty Monday post. But I see such a difference in the outlooks and lives of those that are living a more healthy lifestyle. And because I care about whoever is reading this because you took the time to support me. I want you to be healthy and the best you can be! It takes support to get there. I’m offering support and some damn tasty recipes to enjoy as you travel that road, like this winner! You can get there.
Sweet Potato Hash
4 Chicken Apple Sausages sliced into disc or diced (I use Aidells brand)
Half a yellow onion – diced
3 cloves minced garlic
2 medium sweet potatoes diced small
1 yellow or red bell pepper diced
1 small granny smith apple diced
3 tablespoons butter
¼ cup chicken broth
1 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp sweet paprika
½ tsp rosemary
½ tsp thyme
1 tsp parsley
½ red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Melt butter over medium high heat in a large oven safe skillet; add the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Then add the diced potatoes and the chicken broth. Reduce heat to med, and allow the potatoes to cook for about ten minutes stirring occasionally.
Add the bell pepper, sausage and apple to the pan. Stir to incorporate. Then add the seasonings and the lemon juice. Stir a few times to mix everything together. Cook on the stove top 5 minutes, and then move the pan into the oven.
Pop the pan into a preheated 350 F oven for 15 minutes. This makes sure that the potatoes are nice and soft but not mushy, and allows the flavors to really come together.
To serve: eat as is, over braised greens or with a fried egg on top. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.