This tasty brussels sprouts bowl is filled with savory turkey sausage and sweet fresh blueberries. A healthy and satisfying dish that even a brussels sprouts hater will love! Paleo and Whole30 approved!
Brussels sprouts typically are not a favorite food choice for most people. In many conversations with those in my extended family, I think it has more to do with the preparation than the actual vegetable. You can change your relationship with Brussels sprouts simply by preparing them in pleasing ways. In this recipe they are sautéed until the edges brown slightly and turn crispy. This makes the flavor and the texture so delicious that I could eat cups full!
Need some more convincing? Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and K and a good source of numerous other nutrients like, folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, cooper, vitamin B1, and potassium. Brussels sprouts contain many disease fighting phytochemicals which help to prevent diseases like cancer and heart disease. In addition, they are nourishing to the gut as a probiotic that helps to feed the microbiome. A healthy gut leads to a healthy you!
Let’s talk about this recipe! To shave the brussels sprouts, I use the slice blade with my 11 cup food processor. It takes just a minute and you are done!
These amazing for you brussels sprouts are mixed with a juicy Italian sausage seasoned ground turkey and topped with the sweetness of fresh blueberries. I admit I am in love with the sweet and savory flavor combination! A little tip, when preparing the turkey, adding enough healthy fat keeps the lean turkey nice and moist as it cooks up.
Top with some heart healthy extra virgin olive oil and you have a complete healthy yet satisfying meal that is Paleo and Whole30!
- 1 lb. organic ground turkey
- 2 Tbsp fat of choice (I use ghee)
- 4 cups shaved brussels sprouts
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning (or equal parts dried basil, oregano, & thyme)
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 3/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
- 1-2 Tbsp Italian Sausage Seasoning
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Prepare the turkey: Heat a skillet over med-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp fat until melted and hot. Add the turkey and all seasonings or 1-2 Tbsp Italian Sausage Seasoning.
- Brown until no longer pink.
- While the turkey is browning, prepare the brussels sprouts using the slice blade of a food processor to shave them. Alternatively you could use a mandoline slicer.
- When the turkey is cooked, remove and place into a large bowl.
- Add remaining fat and shaved brussels sprouts stir frying until bright green and the edges are crisp.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Combine brussels sprouts with turkey and divide into bowls.
- Top each bowl with 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil and ¼ cup fresh blueberries.
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- USDA National Nutrient Database. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/nbd/foods/show/2879
- 7 key Nutrients: Find Them in Your Cancer-Fighting Foods. Retrieved from American Institute for Cancer Research. www.aicr.org
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