If there are any foods that scream Autumn, they are sausage and apples. And if there’s a dinner that screams easy, quick, and healthy, it’s a pan sheet meal.
Pan sheet meals are great because you can prep them in about 5-8 minutes, and then leave them alone for 40 minute. Use this 40 minutes to relax, read, tidy the kitchen so you don’t have to later, or whatever you’d like.
What’s more, this specifically keto pan sheet meal combines delicious Autumn flavors and extra-nutritious whole foods. Sausage. Apples. Onions. Perfect for a brisk autumn evening!
Nutrition info (per serving): 254 calories, 17 grams fat, 9 grams net carbs (12 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber), 15 grams protein
Of course, it’s wonderful when a dinner is this easy. But, when it’s this easy *and* nutritious, it’s a real winner. So, what’s in it for you, nutritionally?
Apples are an extremely healthful food. However, the portion must be controlled to stay in the Keto Zone, so take care with your amount, and the amount of carbohydrates you consume in other foods.
Apples contain phytochemicals and antioxidants that can fight damage to cells and promote health. They support healthy blood sugars, heart health, and digestive health. In fact, apple fiber, called pectin, has been found to improve gut bacteria, inflammation, metabolism, weight gain, and fat accumulation in studies (1).
Onions pack in a lot of nutrition for very little carbs and calories. In fact, they are loaded with antioxidants, and red ones contain high amounts of potent anthocyanins. They support heart health, bone health (2), healthy blood sugars, and healthy digestion.
Is there a more healthy food than garlic? It’s tough to beat! Garlic boosts antibacterial and antiviral benefits, supports heart health, cellular detox, immune health (3), and more. While you’ll get the most benefits from raw or low-temperature cooked garlic, you’ll still get plenty when it’s baked. So, add whole garlic cloves when you make dinner, and enjoy many health benefits!
Okay, sausage doesn’t win the health-food contest. But, it can still be a good food. After all, if minimally processed, it’s simply meat and spices. Yum. Tips to find healthy sausage are:
Sausage can be a healthy keto food, just be choosey!
Delicious, nutritious, and easy. What more could you want? Try our Autumn Keto Pan Sheet Dinner tonight and enjoy some downtime with this quick recipe!