Turkey Breakfast Sausage with Roasted Tomatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Recently, Ashley and I have been doing a lot of research on food and digestion. As I've gotten older, I have recognized how eating the right foods can support and improve your overall health. Similarly, Ashley has always been fascinated with holistic wellness and natural remedies. Within the last year, she's struggled more and more with her digestion of particular ingredients.
So while researching natural food trends, we stumbled upon the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). The AIP is a diet that eliminates foods that are commonly associated with digestion and gut issues. What I liked the most about AIP's guidelines is that you don't eliminate these foods forever. Instead, you begin to slowly add them back in one by one. Basically, it's a DIY way of seeing what your food intolerances are. So for a week, we decided to give it a go!
Before starting, one of our biggest concerns was the elimination of eggs and what we were going to cook for breakfast. First off, breakfast (in my opinion) is the best meal of the day. And secondly, Ash and I have a major egg addiction. We can easily eat or cook with eggs 2-3 times a day! So, it's needless to say that our AIP breakfast HAD to taste good.
We found this recipe from Angie and Mickey's AutoimmuneWellness Blog. Not only were we huge fans of the turkey sausage, but they were our go to source for everything AIP! Check out this incredible study and the effects AIP had on participants with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
TURKEY BREAKFAST SAUSAGE
12 ounces Ground White Turkey Meat
2 teaspoons Fresh Sage
1 teaspoon Fresh Rosemary
1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Enough to lightly coat the cooking pan in olive oil (or coconut oil.
1. Combine all spices in a mixing bowl.
2. Add the ground turkey into the bowl and mix the spices with the meat.
3. If you have the patience, put the turkey into the fridge for at least 30 mins.
4. Take turkey out of the fridge and form patties.
5. Bring out your frying pan and lightly coat with olive oil.
6. Cook turkey patties on medium heat until they are no longer pink in the middle.
- 12 ounces Ground White Turkey Meat
- 2 teaspoons Fresh Sage
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Rosemary
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
- Enough to lightly coat the pan Olive Oil (or coconut oil)