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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage

Roasted Brussels sprouts with Sausage is a great gluten-free side and perfect for the holidays, with only a handful of ingredients this is an easy dish with the most delicious flavor. 

Brussels sprouts always seems to make an appearance on our holiday table. Tossed together with sweet Italian sausage makes for such a delicious combo. Never did I think I would love Brussels sprouts so much until I made this low carb dish. I must say I’ve come along way in my love for this veggie, in fact as a kid I would never even come close to trying it, the smell alone would make me cringe! However, today I will strongly stand by my love for Brussels sprouts, they are so versatile, and those charred crispy pieces are my favorite! 

Made on a sheet pan and packed with  flavor, this recipe is an easy clean up and only has about 10 minuets of active cooking! The flavors from  sage, rosemary, thyme, and chives make this recipe so festive tasting! Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage can be eaten as a side dish but also a meal. If you like a spicy dish try using spicy Italian sausage. I have little ones at home so sometimes spicy will cause dinner drama, ha!

How do I make Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage:

  • First, half your Brussels sprouts lengthwise. 
  • On a large rimmed baking sheet combine your Brussels, sausage broken up into small clumps, herbs, salt, and pepper. Toss gently breaking up any big clumps of sausage. 
  • Next, roast and give it a nice stir halfway through roasting. 
  • Transfer the Brussels sprouts & sausage to a bowl and add in pomegranate seeds and feta.
  • Before serving sprinkle with pistachios and a drizzle of thick balsamic vinegar/glaze. 

Cooks Tips

  • Brown is good. If you never had a charred Brussels sprouts pieces, you are missing out! The burnt little pieces are the best!
  • Dry the Brussels sprouts. If you’re not buying pre-washed Brussels sprouts make sure you pat them dry before baking to ensure those crispy pieces. 
  • Are you into spicer foods, add hot Italian sausage or do a combo of both sweet and spicy for a flavorful kick!
  • Always taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage would be tasty with any combination of herbs so my recommendation would be to use what you like! 

If you love this dish also try, Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls and Roasted Tomato Soup.

 

Yield: 6-8

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage

Roasted Brussels sprouts with Sausage is a great gluten-free side and perfect for the holidays, with only a handful of ingredients this is an easy dish with the most delicious flavor. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Brussels Sprouts, halved
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, ground
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pom poms (pomegranate seeds)
  • 1/2 cup feta crumbles
  • 1/4 cup pistachio's
  • Thick balsamic vinegar or glaze

Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
    Wash and trim your Brussels sprouts. Pat them dry and cut in half lengthwise.

    On a large rimmed baking sheet combine your Brussels, sausage broken up into small clumps, herbs, salt, and pepper. Toss gently breaking up any big clumps of sausage.

    Roast for 40 minutes giving it a nice stir halfway thru.

    Transfer the Brussels sprouts & sausage to a bowl and toss in pomegranate seeds and feta.

    Before serving sprinkle with pistachios and a thick balsamic vinegar/glaze.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 | 9 Freestyle Points |

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 548mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 16g

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Quiche

Spinach, mushroom, and feta quiche is loaded with fresh veggies and feta cheese. In fact, the flavor reminds me of Greek spanakopita. This quiche is super simple to make and wildly delicious. Start with a pre-made pie crust, sautee your veggies, whisk your eggs, and bake!

Quiche is easy to personalize you can almost always use your favorite veggies, cheese and even add in your favorite protein. It freezes well and is an easy reheat on the days you seem to not have enough time to make a meal. I love having it in the freezer for days when groceries are low and I want a home-cooked meal.

Can I bake it without a crust?

Absolutely! The same method as baking with a crust however generously spray your dish to avoid sticking. Cooking without a crust is a great low carb alternative.

How do I make Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Quiche?

    • Bake pie crust: Preheat the oven and bake crust for 10 minutes while you’re preparing the quiche.

    • Cook the spinach and mushrooms: Melt butter in a non-stick pan and saute veggies. Let cool.

    • Mix: Mix together eggs and milk and add onion salt, salt, and pepper.

    •  Combine: Stir in cheese and veggies into the eggs.

    • Bake: Pour the filling into your partially baked pie crust and let the magic happen!

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Quiche

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Quiche

Simple and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 3-4 cups baby spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 3/4 cup feta crumbles
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place your pie crust on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Place butter in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add in mushrooms and sauté till tender. Add in baby spinach and cook till wilted. Turn off heat and let cool slightly.
  3. In a medium sized bowl add the eggs and milk then whisk till combined. Season with onion salt, salt, and pepper. Gently stir in the feta cheese.
  4. Pour filling over your partially baked pie crust and bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Kale, Broccoli, and Cheddar Quiche

This is the tastiest and easiest broccoli, kale, and cheddar quiche recipe. Start with a pre-made pie crust, sauté your veggies, whisk your eggs and bake! You can personalize this quiche by us using your favorite veggies, cheese and even adding in your favorite protein.

Quiche is simple and a total crowd-pleaser also a great way to get in green veggies. You can eat it at any meal and it is very easy to reheat. This quiche is the perfect addition to your breakfast spread.

I think we can all agree quiche is the best party food, most adore it. Serve this up at your next shower, brunch or small gathering. Such a delicious and easy meal, you are going to love every last bite. If you do not like the strong flavor of kale swap it out for baby kale or spinach they are milder.

Can I bake without a crust?

Yes!! The same way you would bake with a crust just generously spray your dish with cooking spray to avoid sticking. I love crustless quiche however my kids love the crust!

How to make Kale, Broccoli, and Cheddar Quiche:

  • Bake pie crust: pre-heat your oven and bake crust for 10 minutes.

  • Cook the kale, broccoli, and onion. Melt butter in a non-stick pan and sauté veggies till soft. Let cool.

  • Mix: Mix together eggs and milk.

  • Combine: stir in cheese and veggies into the eggs.

  • Bake: pour filling into your partially baked pie crust and bake!

Love quiche? Also try, Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Quiche

Kale, Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche

Tasty, easy and absolutely delicious! The most perfect quiche.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: baby shower, bridal shower, brunch, egg, quiche
Servings: 6
Author: Kay

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chopped kale stems removed
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/4 cup white onion diced
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk, can sub half and half or nonfat
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place your pie crust on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Place butter in a nonstick pan on medium-high heat. Add in the kale, onion, and broccoli. Sauté for 4-5 minutes till veggies are tender and fragrant. Turn off heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • In medium sized bowl add the eggs and milk and whisk till combined. Season with salt and pepper. Gently stir in the veggies and cheese.
  • Pour filling over your partially baked pie crust an bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

 

Gluten-Free Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

Honestly, what is better than a tender, crisp, golden-brown chicken cutlet! Gluten-Free Parmesan Chicken Cutlets can turn into the perfect chicken parmesan or star as the main dish at any meal.

Chicken Cutlets is a Gluten-Free dish everyone in my household loves. Serve it up with your favorite side dishes and you got yourself an insanely delicious meal. I believe anyone can make these and everyone will love them. The technique is simple, dip the chicken cutlet in almond flour, next dip in the egg, and lastly the panko mixture.

There are a few things you can do to ensure your success with chicken cutlets:

  1. First make sure your cutlet is not to thick, pound it out, baby! Pounding the chicken will keep it thin and also tenderize it.
  2. Second, don’t buy preseasoned panko, season it yourself! Fresh herbs are a game-changer do not sell yourself short!
  3. Seasonings and fresh herbs bring so much life and flavor to a dish.
  4. Lastly, do not forget the cheese!! More cheese.. even better, in my opinion, ha!

You can slather these chicken cutlets up with marinara and mozzarella for the most amazing chicken parmesan ever!! You’re going to love these guys!! They are a great weeknight meal option for the entire family!

Looking for easy weeknight dinners? Also, try Easy Turkey TacosCitrus Pollo Asado Bowls with Avocado Salad, or  Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Bowls.

Gluten-Free Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

Perfectly crisp and delicious! Goes perfect with a salad or your favorite side dish.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, cutlets
Servings: 5
Author: Kay

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup panko
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 4-5 ounce chicken cutlets 1/4-1/2 inch thick
  • optional fresh basil for serving

Instructions

Dredge Chicken

  • Use 3 shallow dishes. Spread flour in first dish. Beat eggs in second dish, and in the third dish combine panko, parmesan, garlic powder, oregano. 
  • Pat dry cutlets and season with salt and pepper. Using 1 cutlet at a time dredge in flour, dip in egg, and coat with panko mixture pressing gently to adhere. Transfer to a large plate. 

Pan Fry Chicken

  • Layer a clean large dish with paper towels. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until hot. Add 3 cutlets at a time cooking till golden brown and crispy, about 4-5 minutes each side. 
  • Transfer cutlets to paper towel lined dish and cover with foil. Wipe skillet and repeat pouring in oil and cooking 3 cuttles at a time.

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Easy Greek Pasta Salad is the perfect easy side and the ultimate potluck hit that everyone will enjoy!! With a beautiful blend of crisp juicy veggies and feta tossed in greek dressing make for the perfect pasta salad.

There is something so wonderful about greek salad seems like I always have the ingredients on hand. With an extra box of pasta chilling in the pantry I thought hey why not try a greek pasta salad! The combination of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, bell pepper, red onion, feta and olives tossed in Greek dressing makes for a crazy good meal.

Of course, I recommended making the dressing but if you find yourself short on time toss in a store bought dressing. The salad will hold up in the fridge for up to 5 days. It is perfect for packed lunches, BBQ’s and potlucks.

To make it is so simple!

  1. Cook your pasta according to package and rinse with cold water to stop cooking
  2. Wash and chop your veggies while the pasta is cooking.
  3. Combine everything in a large bowl and toss in the dressing. Chill and serve!

Yield: 8

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

An easy side dish, perfect to bring to a potluck or BBQ. A dish everyone will love!

Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb short pasta
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 zucchini's spirulized (4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cup cucumber diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 oz sliced black olives, drain juice from can
  • 1 cup feta crumbles

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinager
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cold water.
  2. While pasta is cooking prepare your dressing then wash and chop your veggies.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss in dressing. Chill in fridge and enjoy!

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

This easy, spicy cilantro jalapeño hummus is going to be your new favorite dip! Hummus is my go to healthy dip! It is so versatile and I love to play around with the flavors and this cilantro jalapeño packs such great taste!

Serve it with a variety different veggies, crackers, or pita chips for dipping. Spread it on your avocado toast and top it with a fried egg, game changer!  Make in minutes if your using canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans). The hummus is addicting. I left it in the fridge and when I came back it was gone! It is great addition to serve on your veggie platter!

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

Creamy, addicting and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: dip
Keyword: hummus
Servings: 4
Author: Kay

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 inch thumb of jalepeno, more if your like it spicy!
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into your food processor and process till smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust if needed! Enjoy!

Mexican Quinoa Salad

The most delicious and fresh Mexican Quinoa Salad of all time. Full of things you most likely already have on hand! This is a complete meal, but also goes great with your favorite choice of protein. The salad is vegan friendly, gluten and refined sugar free. Filled with protein rich black beans, fresh veggies, and creamy avocado all tossed in  tangy lime dressing. It is the perfect vegetarian meal to add to your weekly menu rotation.

Quinoa, like I said before, so NOT 2018. It slowly has been pushed aside by queen cauliflower. In my opinion quinoa is way better.  I incorporate quinoa into my weekly lunch rotation on the regular. Did you know that quinoa is a complete protein? It is healthy, very easy to make and relatively cheap when you get in from the bulk section. I always try to get all my nuts and grains from the bulk section to help keep grocery costs down.

Full of fresh corn, cilantro, avocado chunks, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, black beans, a touch of cumin and oregano, all dressed in tangy lime juice… It will make your taste buds sing, so dang delicious!

If you use this salad for meal prep just leave out the avocado and store in the fridge. This is a great dish to bring to a summer party or potluck! The flavors are amazing and combine so well. If you can’t find fresh corn just use thawed frozen corn kernels. I used white quinoa with mine but tricolor would work great too. If you want to pack a little heat in your dish add in a dash of cayenne.

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Mexican Quinoa Salad

The most delicious and fresh Mexican Quinoa Salad of all time. Full of things you most likely already have on hand! This is a complete meal, but also goes great with your favorite protein choice. The salad is vegan friendly, gluten and refined sugar free.
Prep Time15 d
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: salad

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cup quinoa (1 cup of dry quinoa cooked)
  • 3/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, cut into small squares
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, loosly packed
  • 2 limes juiced, about 5 tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil can sub avocado oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a medium size bowl, gently toss. Taste for seasoning and enjoy!

 

Harvest Salad with Apple’s and Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette

If you don’t love salad, your sure to love it after you try this one! It is bursting with flavor and a excellent dish to bring to a party or put luck! It’s vegan and also refined sugar free.

I brought this salad to a vegan pot luck, it was a huge hit! Salad doesn’t have to boring! It really is the perfect salad for any occasion. If you aren’t cutting out dairy from your diet add some FETA crumbles, live a little!

Harvest Salad with Apple's and Sweet Balsamic

Crowd Pleaser! SO good your going to want seconds!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 6
Author: Kay Carrera

Ingredients

Toasted ‘candy’ pecans

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup raw pecan pieces
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar

Salad

  • 7-8 cups salad greens
  • 1 large apple, cored & thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • hemp seeds optional

Sweet herbed balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • 1. In a small pan heat coconut oil & add in pecans and coconut sugar. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes stirring often until pecans are toasted and fragrant. Set aside.
    2. Arrange all salad ingredients in a salad bowl & add in toasted pecans.
    3. In a jar, whisk all vinaigrette ingredients together and pour in salad 🥗 toss and enjoy!!!! 

Notes

Add hemp seeds for extra protein! Also if you are not vegan add in some feta cheese! Most of all be ready to get hooked!!! It is so tasty!!