How to Make a Healthy Sausage and Peppers
There is nothing special or difficult about the dish you see pictured above. I posted this on social media one night and got so many comments and questions I was shocked because in my mind it was just a simple dinner that I threw together at the last minute.
My husband loves comfort foods and if left to his own he would pour tons of oil and end up with a greasy dish full of sausage and peppers. Now some of you might thing that sounds good but if you’ve ever taken the time to cook with less oil and use more spices, you would know that the flavor of your food comes through and actually tastes so much better.
The key to making the dish healthy lies in the ingredients used for the recipe. I started with Coleman Organic Spinach Chicken Sausage that I found at Costco. I was afraid my husband might not like it because it has “greens” in it but he was sold at first bite. It’s delicious and of course organic which makes it acceptable in my book. Regular sausage contains nitrates which have been shown to be carcinogenic (cancer causing) so no matter what sausage you choose, make sure it’s organic.
Next I used fresh organic peppers from the farm. Peppers are one of the dirty dozen foods so being organic is important. Add to that a sweet onion, spices and just a touch of some avocado oil and you have an amazing meal that is a clean and easy recipe.
This recipe is “detox friendly” for those of you following BodyDesigns Two-Week Detox Plan so go ahead and enjoy!
Healthy Sausage and Peppers
1 T avocado oil (divided)
3 sweet peppers (variety of colors), sliced in strips
1 sweet onion, chopped
12 oz. package of Coleman Organic Spinach Chicken Sausage, sliced
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 cup fresh, chopped basil
1. Heat 1/2 T avocado oil in large skillet on stove. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes until beginning to get soft.
2. Add peppers and continue to saute until onions and peppers are slightly browned and cooked through. Remove to dish.
3. Add the other 1/2 T of avocado oil to the pan and saute the sausage until its browned on both sides.
4. Add onions and peppers back into the pan, add all the seasonings and cook for a few minutes.
Fat: 13 g
Carbs: 15 g
Protein: 17 g
Serve in a grain free wrap, lettuce wrap or in a bowl over cauliflower rice for a healthy, low calorie dish that won’t ruin your clean eating plan.
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