There’s a beauty in the simple things. That’s probably why minimalism became so popular over the years. In the U.S. we often get bogged down with ‘stuff’, most of us don’t even know what it is, why we have it or what it’s for. We just like stuff. It’s pretty hectic for your mind to try and think clearly when you have so much stuff around you, it’s a bit of sensory overload at times. The same thing goes for food. Your body needs diversity but not always all at once! Getting a smoothie bowl and adding every superfood ingredient on the menu isn’t actually doing as much as you may have hoped. Your body has a difficult time processing too many foods at one time and digesting each of those foods. That’s why simplicity is key.
In the Gut Calm Blueprint Online Membership I share super basic meals because that’s how you’re going to get the most benefit right away. Your gut will heal so much faster if you don’t overwhelm it - as we love to do. More ingredients and tastiness aren’t mutually exclusive either you can find incredibly tasty and simple ingredients to pair together to make a delicious meal.
Not to mention, how much time you probably spend on cooking - it makes my skin crawl even thinking about it. I’m probably the laziest health coach you’ll ever meet in regards to my cooking. I like it stupid-simple, that’s how you maintain it. If it was hard it just turns into a crash diet you’ll try again next year before Summer. No thanks. Making it sustainable is key and your body will thrive once you give it a break with simple ingredients.
That’s why I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite go-to meal. I’m talking less than 20 minutes from start to finish, tell me that doesn’t make your heart sing!
Roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli Chicken Apple Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
Serves 2-4 [can easily add more or less]
5 minute prep time
15 minute cook time
2 large heads of cauliflower
2 large heads of broccoli
2-3 Aidell’s chicken apple sausage links [this is the only ‘clean’ brand I’ve found]
1-2 tbs of ghee, butter or avocado oil
Seasoning of choice
Set oven to 350 degrees & place parchment paper on baking sheet.
Voila’ you got a healthy meal for the whole fam or leftovers for lunch! Sheet pan recipes make for a deliciously basic dinner. There are so many combinations you can choose from. In this recipe you can easily swap out broccoli and cauliflower for your favorite vegetables if those aren’t your jam.
The options are endless and the time it frees up is just amazing!
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If you made this lazy health meal, let me know how you liked it in the comments.
Hey! My names Ashleen.