Fiesta Chicken Sausage Bake + Changing Strong Habits

It has been a really long time since I blogged and I know I said I was making a come back but looks like a come back kicked my butt. One thing that I have learned since I have started coaching patients on stress is not spreading myself thin. I allow myself to watch TV, take my sweet time to cook dinner, and take long walks. I used to think if I was not working at my full time job, my side job and a new side job, I wasn’t progressing. This has changed. In today’s post, I am chatting about changing habits. Yes, there is a egg bake recipe but this recipe is more about what inspired me to make it.

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Probably the strongest habit I have ever witnessed is my husband’s breakfast regime. Ever since we was young, he would have three homestyle Eggo waffles with syrup and even cut into small squares down to a freaking science. When we first started dating, I noticed this was HIS thing. When I asked multiple times if he every got tired of having the same breakfast every morning or got hungry quickly, he would give some kind of answer that led to no. This was all he knew. It had gotten him this far and it was hard turning back. Until, most recently, we discussed his goals going into his physical exam and one of them was reducing LDL cholesterol. He also was noticing he was getting hungry every mid-morning. He asked me if there was something he could add in that was easy and efficient as his waffles. What we came down to was an egg bake. So weekly now, he cuts himself a square of an egg bake with eggs, another protein like sausage or bacon, veggies and one can of black beans. It can be done in thirty minutes and he loves it! So one thing is for sure, if Derryk can learn new ways to change up his breakfast, you can probably break that long learned habit and replace it with a healthier one.

Recipes

Ingredients:

-10 eggs (we use Pasture Chick pasture raised from Spade and Plow)

-2 oz. whole milk

-5 organic chicken sausage.

-1/4 cup chopped onion

-1 tsp. olive oil

-1/2 cup diced bell peppers

-2 tsp. taco seasoning

-1 can organic black beans (drained and washed)

-Optional: greens and hot sauce to garnish

Directions:

-Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

-In a pan on the stove top to medium heat, add the olive oil, onion and bell peppers. Then chop the sausage into .5 to 1 inch slices and add to the pan. Then add the taco seasoning.

-Cook the mixture until the onions and peppers have sweated down and the sausage is slightly brown.

-Set the mixture aside. Then in a large bowl, add 10 eggs, 2 ounces of whole milk and whisk until fully combined.

-In a medium sized casserole dish, add 1 can of black beans to the bottom and spread out evenly. Then add the chicken sausage mixture and spread out evenly. Lastly, pour the egg mixture on top.

-Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and let sit down 10 minutes.

-Cut this into 6 even squares to have each day of the morning except Sunday. (Or you can share with a friend)

Enjoy the recipe! It is a go-to now and you can add any ingredients you want. We love to garnish with fresh greens and hot sauce.