You guys, this is by far the most simple recipe you will find on my blog. It only calls for 5 ingredients (I don’t count spices and herbs) and will only take you 20 minutes to make. This would be perfect to make during your weekly meal prep or for a night you are in a time crunch. If you eat regular potatoes, like I do sometimes, this recipe would be really good with baby red potatoes!
I want to talk a little bit about the mental aspect of health and fitness. No one really ever talks about it or acknowledges it. I am not talking about eating disorders or people who get addicted to working out. Though those things are very serious, I am talking about the mental toll keeping up with health and fitness and how it can mess with your mind. Having fitness goals that are extreme or not extreme at all can get in your mind and consume your thoughts, drive your mood and affect your life positively or negatively.
I am talking about this today because my training for my show is starting to take a mental toll on me. I am happy then I am crabby. I am laughing then I am tearing up. Stop it body! Stop it hormones! I know this is happening because I am making big changes to my fitness and eating habits and my body is a bit confused. I am pushing my body a lot harder and my hormones are like what in the hell are you doing, Brooke?!
The further I get in this process the quicker I want to see results and the more I compare myself to other competitors. News flash, that is the WORST thing I could be doing right now. I need to focus on me and my progress alone. I can’t worry about where other girls are on their journey and what their bodies look like. When I catch myself thinking like that I always go back to my why. I chose to do a show because I wanted to learn how to train the body through fitness and nutrition to get different results. I wanted to push myself to achieve something I never thought I could do. I want to help and inspire others to be the best they can be. My why is what is getting me through this tough mental aspect of training. I hope you have a “why” and can reflect on it often to keep yourself accountable and motivated to keep going.
Easy Chicken Sausage Dinner with Peppers, Onions and Sweet Potato
- 12 oz Simply Balanced Italian Chicken Sausage
- 1 sweet potato, chunked
- 1 red and orange pepper, diced
- 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
- 2 tblsp coconut oil
- 1-2 tblsp parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet over medium heat melt coconut oil and add sweet potato. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Add the red and yellow peppers and onion and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Add the chicken sausage and cook for 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Add spices and stir. Serve!