Veggie Sausage Hash + Tips for getting the family to eat healthy with you

This veggie, sausage hash is a quick and easy meal, full of veggies that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!

Veggie hash- bowl

Eating healthy can be challenging in itself, but even more so when you have a spouse, family, friend, or roommate who doesn’t have the same goal as you when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. I often hear of people making two separate dinners for their families- one for themselves that is healthy, and one for the rest of the family that isn’t as healthy. When asked why they do this, many respond with something along the lines of, “Well they won’t eat the healthy stuff!”

I too have battled with a self proclaimed veggie hater of a husband, and a picky toddler when trying to plan meals. I however refuse to make two meals. My strategy is to find ways to incorporate foods they do like, focus less on the healthy foods I’m incorporating that they may not “like”, and make sure the meal is satisfying. In my house, “satisfying” usually means that some type of meat is in the meal.

I recently had an idea to use my chopper to chop a variety of veggies and incorporate them into a sausage skillet meal.

  • Incorporating food he does like– sausage, bell pepper- CHECK!
  • Focusing less on healthy foods– Chopping veggies into tiny pieces- CHECK!
  • Make sure the meal is satisfying– Meat-Sausage- CHECK!

My strategy worked perfectly, and my husband even took the leftovers for lunch the next day (the surefire way to know whether or not he liked a meal!).

Veggie Hash- pan 2

The prep was easy, cook time is minimal, and the dish is packed with protein and veggies! This recipe could easily be modified to add other veggies, or substitute with others that you may prefer! Check out the recipe below!

Veggie and Sausage Hash
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 4-6 small potatoes, chopped (I used a variety pack from Trader Joes with yellow, red and purple)
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 chicken sausage links- precooked (I used Aidells Habanero pepper jack)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Spray frying pan with nonstick spray and add chopped garlic. Cook for 2 minutes
  2. Next add potatoes, cook for 5-7 minutes or until they start to soften
  3. Add zucchini and bell pepper- cook for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the sausage and mushrooms- cook for additional 3-5 minutes or until mushrooms are softened and sausage is warmed.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste

veggie hash collage

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