Chicken Sausage with Peppers and Onions Over Carrot Noodles

Chicken Sausage with Peppers and Onions is not only nutritious and delicious, it is also a beautiful meal to serve for your family and friends! The colors of the peppers, combined with the bright orange carrots, make it appealing to even the pickiest of eaters. It is so easy to make and just as easy to clean up, because the sausage is already cooked so you are essentially just heating it up in one pan.

You can also make so many variations of this meal just by changing up the ingredients – use zucchini spirals or real pasta if you prefer. The sausage I use in this recipe is my go-to, but with so many different varieties out there, you can pick one that’s your favorite! I have also made this dish with mushrooms, a can of roasted red peppers, and a jar of artichoke hearts.  I love to change things up a bit so it’s a little different every time!

Ingredients Serve 5 Cost
1 Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage $3.99
2 1/3 container Diced Yellow Onions $0.60
3 Melange-a-Trois Bell Peppers $1.99
4 Carrot Spirals $2.99
  Total $9.57  ($1.91 per serving)

*Ingredients sourced from Trader Joe’s

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
Calories 166
Carbs 14g
Fats 6.8g
Protein 12.1g
Sugar 5.4g
Fiber 2.6g
  Source: MyFitnessPal


Step 1: Turn your range to med/high heat. Spray pan with a little olive oil spray.

Step 2: Place all five chicken sausages directly in the pan. Using a fork and a knife, start cutting up the sausage into bite size pieces.

Step 3: Place the whole bag of peppers and the onions into the pan. Using your fork, mix them up together.

Step 4: Once the sausage starts getting heated through, add your carrot spirals.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Unstuffed Cabbage in 5 Minutes

Unstuffed Cabbage is one of my all-time favorite go-to dishes when I want something quick, simple and low in calories! I love that it is so versatile – you can substitute the ground beef with ground chicken or turkey, or even make it a vegetarian delight using a TVP protein such as Morning Star Grillers Recipe Crumbles. Sometimes, I like to jazz it up by adding sliced mushrooms, peppers or riced cauliflower. And the best part – you can make it all in one pan for easy clean-up!

Ingredients Serve 4 Cost
1 Ground Beef (90% lean, 10% fat) $6.49
2 1/3 container Diced Yellow Onions $0.60
3 1/2 bag Shredded Green Cabbage $0.85
4 Arrabiata Sauce $3.29
  Total $11.23  ($2.80 per serving)

*Ingredients sourced from Trader Joe’s

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
Calories 144
Carbs 5.6g
Fats 7.2g
Protein 11.9g
Sugar 3.5g
Fiber 0.6g
  Source: MyFitnessPal


Step 1: Place the ground beef along with the onions in your pan. The oil from the meat will brown up your onions!

Step 2: Use a fork or chopping utensil to separate the meat while it is browning.

Step 3: Once all the meat is cooked through (should take about 5 minutes on the stove top with med/high heat) add the cabbage and jar of sauce.

Step 4: Give it a quick stir and cover for a few minutes until cabbage is soft.

Step 5: Enjoy!