Food / From My Table

The Power of Protein- Sausage, Potato and Pepper Hash

I tend to not write educational posts, I tried that out and its sort of boring to read (even for me…..the one who wrote it). But I was so inspired by Leslie Bonchi’s talk at the MI Academy Conference that I am writing a mini post about protein, with a recipe!


Leslie talked about how protein is so important to stay full throughout the day. This is definitely something I struggle with! I start to feel hungry mid morning and then around 3PM (before lunch and before dinner). I always try to bring protein filled snacks to work, like string cheese or a hard boiled egg.


I don’t eat  much meat, so alternative protein sources are super important for me to have. Some of my favorites are milk, yogurt, cheese, beans, edamame and quinoa. Even veggies and whole grains have a little bit of protein!


It’s also important to spread protein out throughout the day. Leslie told us that most people eat the most protein at dinner and the least at breakfast. The recipe I am sharing today can be eaten at breakfast, lunch OR dinner. Score! I love this spinach chicken sausage from Trader Joes. I sauteed the sausage with peppers, onions and boiled potatoes. It turned out awesome. Add more protein with a fried egg on top!


Sausage, Potato and Pepper Hash


2 links of chicken sausage (I used Trader Joes), sliced into discs

1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 russet potato, boiled and cut into cubes


1. Sautee the pepper and onion until soft and caramelized

2. Add potato and cook for another few minutes

3. Add the sausage and cook until warmed through

Easy and delicious! Thanks to Leslie for an awesome talk! 




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