Though this recipe isn't on tap for today, it might come in handy for some of us as we return to our regularly scheduled competition diets after today's festivities, lol ;-)
I love quick and simple recipes - ones that are packed with nutrition to fit my needs, as well as easily portable. Let's face it, all too often, convenience trumps nutrition, but when you're on Competition Diet, or you're eating toward a goal, nutrition isn't negotiable.
Enter the Sausage Bowl ;-) Totally clean, incredibly quick and easy, and portable. This training friendly recipe is my favorite go-to recipe for meals away from home. An example is league bowling night - sure, "outside food" isn't allowed in the bowling alley, but I've told the management that I'm on a special diet, and as soon as they sell food I can eat, I'll buy it - until then... the cooler is with me. ;-)
Quick & Easy Sausage Bowl
Training Friendly, Portable Recipe
by Chelle Stafford
Makes 1 servings
1 link Chicken Sausage (Aidele's, Applegate Farms, and Open Nature are all good choices), sliced
1 cup chopped raw peppers (I use multi-color)
1/2 cup sliced raw mushrooms
1 cup shredded raw cabbage
1 Tbsp reduced fat feta
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
In a microwave safe glass bowl, layer: brown rice, sliced chicken sausage (and any other meat), chopped peppers, sliced mushrooms.
Cover and microwave on High 2 - 2 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave.
Carefully remove lid. Sprinkle on Feta, then top with cabbage. Replace lid.
Shake before eating to mix up the layers.
TIP: *Add Bragg's Amino's for even more flavor! Need more protein? Add cooked chicken breast or ground lean beef. Need fewer carbs? Eliminate the brown rice.
TIME SAVERS: Crunched for time? Use pre-cooked rice (you can find it in the frozen aisle or use the Minute Rice cups). Purchase bags of Cole-Slaw mix instead of shredding your own cabbage.
NUTRITION 391 calories, 26 g protein, 42* g carbs, 12 g fat, 8 g fiber. * 34 g net carbs.