This week is all about easy sheet pan meals. Sheet pan recipes are fast and easy to prepare which is perfect for the weekday. We used simple ingredients and let the oven do all the work.
Breakfast Recipe One: Sausage and Potato Hash: For this recipe, we used pre-cooked sausage and baked it with bright colored bell peppers, green onions, and diced potatoes. This is a classic and hearty breakfast or brunch recipe that is absolutely satisfying for a morning meal. The great thing about potato hash is that you can make it with anything you want. You can use ground meats, load it with veggies, and even throw a fried egg on top. The key to this breakfast sheet pan meal is cutting the pieces into small dices so that they cook quickly and get a good crisp that we all love in a hash.
Breakfast Recipe Two: Baked Apple with Ricotta and Walnuts: We often associate baked apples with pies and dessert, but, this version can also be enjoyed for breakfast. It is a light and elegant dish that will start your day off right. The ricotta provides a good amount of protein and the walnuts provide a good source of healthy omega 3 fats. Paired with your serving of fruit, you’re off to a great healthy start for the day.
Lunch Recipe One: Shrimp with Roasted Corn and Cauliflower: This sheet pan lunch is a light version of a shrimp boil that makes it an easy weekday meal prep. We’ve got the traditional ingredients consisting of shrimp and corn, but instead of potatoes that are often used in a shrimp boil recipe, we opted for cauliflower instead to lower the carbs. We also use corn kernels rather than the corn on the cob so that you can just scoop it up easily with a fork without having to get your hands dirty. You can also use fresh or even frozen shrimp with this recipe. It is quick, easy, and flavorful.
Lunch Recipe Two: Cabbage Beef Stir Fry: Now this recipe is not a sheet pan recipe, however, it is a one-pan dinner that can be cooked in less than 15 minutes. We made it with ground beef, cabbage, and bell peppers, but you can use any type of protein and pick your own veggies. It’s keto-friendly and gluten-free but has all the great flavors that you would find in an Asian egg roll without the egg roll wrapper.
Dinner Recipe One: Mexican Cabbage Roll: If you love burritos and love cabbage rolls, then, this recipe combines the best of worlds. We opted for cabbage instead of tortillas for a gluten-free and low carb alternative to the standard burrito tortilla.
Dinner Recipe Two: Cauliflower Sausage Pizza: Cauliflower pizza is a delicious, low-carb way to enjoy pizza and you only need less than 6 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to bake. If you don’t want to make your own cauliflower dough, then slicing cauliflower into thick steak slices works just as good. This recipe is great if you are looking for more creative ways to get more vegetables into your diet. It’s crunchy, cheesy, and saucy all at the same time.
Swaps, Substitutions, and Additions:
- Sausage and Potato Hash: If you need more protein, you can add a fried egg on top
- Baked Apples: You can use pears instead of apples. If you want to keep this dairy-free, try dairy-free ricotta cheese or serve it with a boiled egg for your protein
- Shrimp and Corn: You can use salmon instead of shrimp and also add a side salad.
- Cabbage Beef Stir Fry: You can use ground turkey instead of ground beef
- Cabbage Rolls: You can also use ground turkey instead of ground beef, instead of adding shredded cheese, you can top it off with sliced avocados for healthy fat
- Cauliflower Steak: To keep this dairy-free, you can use tomato pesto sauce instead of topping it off with tomato sauce and cheese.