Does any one else feel a little overwhelmed this time of year? The beginning of school is supposed to be a reset, where we let go of lazy summer days and get our act together, right? Not over here. We started cheerleading and piano with the new school year and everything else (except school, of course) has taken a back seat.
That includes healthy eating.
It’s been hard for me to jump back into cooking every night and avoiding take out on the regular. I’ve been easing myself back in with quick and easy meals and honestly loving cooking and spending time in the kitchen every evening, rather than just a few nights per week. There’s something so incredibly satisfying about cooking at home and eating together.
So let’s talk about the quickest and easiest meal in our rotation right now. I feel bad even calling it a recipe. Shouldn’t recipes be a little tougher than this? But, it’s seriously delicious and always a hit, so I have to share!
You seriously only need 3 ingredients to pull this out, we serve it with a side of roasted sweet potatoes and dinner is complete.
I mean, how good does that look?
Also, can we take a second to talk about these tiny Aidell’s Chicken and Apple Sausages? It’s like a Whole30 version of Lil’ Smokies! I picked mine up at Publix, they had this one and the larger variety, you could totally use links if that’s all your local grocery store has.
So let’s break this down. Grab a pencil and paper, or don’t because you can remember these three ingredients:
- Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch
- 1 bag of shredded brussel sprouts (TJ’s has the best variety, Publix also carries these)
- I package Aidel’s Mini Chicken and Apple Sausage
Add shredded brussels and sausages to a large bowl. Add about 1/4 c of Zesty Ranch (more, if needed, you want everything to be coated well, there is enough oil in the dressing, you don’t need to add anymore). Spread evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet and cook on 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until brussel sprouts are to your desired doneness, I like mine nice and crispy, so I cook closer to the 30-35 minute mark.
And it makes excellent leftovers, too!