AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet Recipe

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As many of you know, I’ve been working very hard to rebuild my strength and stamina to start Crossfit again.  Happily,  I am now able to do one hour workouts, 5 to 6 days a week.  However, that extra workout time has taken a big chunk out of my day.  Even though I started waking up an hour earlier in the morning, I have also learned the importance of stopping work earlier in the evening.  It’s very hard for me to keep up with everything lately.  But, I know it’s all part of a bigger healing picture.

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AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet

With less time on my hands, I have found it more important than ever to batch cook my meals.  When I’m done working out, the last thing I feel like doing is cooking and cleaning.  Plus, it’s best to get your post-workout meal within 30 minutes of ending your session.  This Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet has become my go-to post-workout meal.  It has plenty of protein to help build muscle tissue, and starchy carbs to refuel your body and give you energy.  Enjoy!

AIP Paleo Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage (preferably pastured, sugar free pork)
  • 1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken or bone broth
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Brown breakfast sausage in large cast iron skillet, over medium heat.
  2. Add the rest of ingredients to skillet and stir well.
  3. Cook until all liquid is absorbed and sweet potatoes are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add more broth if it’s all absorbed and potatoes are not cooked.
  5. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Serve.

Notes

This can also be made with ground beef, lamb, or anything else that tickles your fancy. If you've reintroduced eggs into your diet, adding a fried egg on top is delicious!

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Besides my Mardi Gras Breakfast Sausage Skillet, I make sure to batch cook lots of chicken breasts and thighs, baked sweet potatoes, and some leafy greens, like kale, spinach, and cabbage.  It’s also helpful to do some food prepping.  You can chop all or most of your vegetables for the week, and store them in Mason jars, in the fridge. I bought this wonderful food chopper that I use to chop radishes, red onions, cucumber, and any other veggies I need.  Then, I put them in my jars for when I need them to make my lunch salads or dinners.  Usually a small jarful will last for 5 days or more.  I also store my chopped kale and lettuce this way, too.  I keep those in large jars.  All you have to do is pull out the jars you need….and, boom….you’ve got a salad in minutes.

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For some great tips on packing lunches in Mason jars, check out The Nutritionista and Paleo Girl 99.

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Batch Cooking

Trust me, time is a precious commodity.  Planning, prepping and batch cooking your meals can help save you time.  I usually do this twice a week, once at the beginning, and again before the weekend. Now I don’t have to worry about standing in front of the stove after I’ve done what feels like a million squats. It’s well worth it!

As always, I wish you good health………and, good food!

*This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I may receive compensation.  Thank you for helping to support my blogging efforts here at Paleo Cajun Lady- Tara Perillo

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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The AIP Athlete: Combining Fitness & The Autoimmune Protocol

A couple of months ago when I visited Paleo F(x), I met Stephanie Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo. Since starting paleo, I had found her to be an inspiration in her blog and Instagram posts. I bought her new cookbook, The Performance Paleo Cookbook, in the hopes that I would soon be able to use it. As she signed my cookbook, I chatted with her about my situation of having my autoimmune diagnosis and symptoms sideline my Crossfit training. She was able to offer me some encouragement and motivation. I left our chat session with a renewed commitment to become the best AIP athlete I could be with my autoimmune disease.

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Meeting Stephanie Gaudreau from Stupid Easy Paleo at Paleo F(x)

Once back home, I formulated an AIP fitness and diet plan that would allow me to take things slowly, while still giving me the fitness and endurance gains I was looking to attain. As for my diet, I would be following the autoimmune protocol, with the successful reintroductions of soy free eggs and white rice. I would also forgo any new reintroductions until I saw how my body handled the stress of training. It’s important not to add too many stressors at one time. That’s a quick way to send your autoimmune system into overdrive. When formulating an AIP fitness plan, it’s important to go low and slow.

To begin, my AIP athlete fitness plan consisted of weight lifting, yoga, and very little cardio. I scheduled two days of lifting with 5 minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training) running. Basically, I would run as fast as I could for 30 seconds, then do a slow jog for a minute and a half, and repeat until my 5 minutes was up. I scheduled yoga for two days, and three days for total rest. I followed this schedule for three weeks before kicking it up a notch.

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Becoming The AIP Athlete

To gain some knowledge on the best way to incorporate the proper paleo diet into my new training program, I read Stephanie Gaudreau’s book, The Paleo Athlete. To help put together the most effective fitness diet, you need to know the right nutrients to feed your body at the right times. Stephanie’s book is very efficient in explaining the whats and whys involved in pre and post workout nutrition. It’s also helpful that it’s written from a woman’s perspective. She understands the special needs of a female athlete.

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The AIP Athlete: Combining Fitness & The Autoimmune Protocol

With the information in The Paleo Athlete, I was able to plan my AIP athlete diet. For inspiration, be sure to check out my Instagram feed. I always post my meals for the day, including any pre and post workout meals. The trick is to be sure you’re feeding your muscles properly with the necessary mix of proteins, fats, and carbs. It isn’t as hard as I thought it would be to keep my diet AIP while training. In fact, it’s been pretty darn easy.

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Perfect Post-Workout Meal, Tuna salad over greens and a baked sweet potato

Obviously, I’ve been working at becoming the ultimate AIP athlete since the beginning of May. Since then, I’ve followed my plan and adapted to different situations my autoimmune disease presented, like joint pain, bloating, and other fun stuff. The important thing is, I didn’t quit. I kept going. Because I kept going, I am so happy to announce that I will be starting Crossfit next month! That’s right lovelies, I’ve reached such a great place in my healing, I am able to go back to Crossfit!

See, it can be done! You too can reach and even surpass your fitness goals.. Don’t let your autoimmune disease, or any illness, stop you from reaching for your dreams. You just need to formulate a realistic plan to attaining your fitness goals. Perhaps, you don’t want to be an AIP athlete, you just want to get a little yoga in every week. Or, maybe you were a runner before your diagnosis; and, you want to try to start running again. No matter what level of fitness you want to succeed at, you can’t do anything if you don’t take that first step. Make a plan. Stick to it. Adapt where necessary. Succeed! That’s it!

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Reach your AIP fitness goals!

Now, it’s your turn. I want to know what you need help with. I’m not going to take you by the hand and do everything for you; but, I can lead you in the right direction. Are there any other AIP athletes out there? Have any of you had fitness success on the AIP? If so, how? I want to know it all! I’m planning on devoting a few posts a month to fitness, Crossfit, and AIP sports nutrition. Is that something you’re interested in, or is it just me? Let me know!

As always, I wish you good health…….and, good food!
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*This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I may receive compensation. Thanks for helping to support my blogging efforts here at Paleo Cajun Lady.- Tara Perillo

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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