Chicken Apple Sausage, Greens, & Sweet Potato

Baseball season is in full swing… ha! ha! See what I did there!? With practice and games and my husband coaching there’s not enough hours from 3PM to 7PM to get a snack eaten, homework done, practice and/or game, shower, dinner cooked, dinner eaten, a bath, and a story all before 7:30pm. Like, no.

In our town, sitting in a drive-thru is incredibly counter-productive since it takes 20 minutes to get through the drive-thru then another 10 to drive home. Luckily, this recipe can be prepared and cooked in about 30 minutes.

The best part?! If you’re watching your macros, this meal is incredibly macro friendly (for my body building friends: 150 Calories, 6g fat, 3g carbs, 5g fiber, 20g protein) The only downside is the amount of sodium in the sausage. So just don’t eat this if you’re prepping or just drink a lot of water.


3 TB Olive Oil or Coconut Oil – divided

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 large yellow onion, chopped

1 package of Chicken Apple Sausage

½ package of Kale or Spinach

2 Sweet Potatoes, cubed



  1. Preheat oven to 425F, while the oven is preheating, cube sweet potatoes, mince garlic, chop onion, and cut sausage into ¼” thick circles.

  2. Put sweet potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet. Season potatoes using 1 TB oil, salt, and pepper (to your liking). Mix so oil, salt, and pepper are distributed evenly.

  3. Bake sweet potatoes for 22-25 minutes.

  4. While sweet potatoes are baking, heat up pan and 2TB of oil over medium-low heat. Once oil is shimmery, put onions into the pan.

  1. Once onions begin to soften, adjust burner to medium heat and put garlic and sausage into the pan.

  1. When onions are translucent and sausage has a little bit of a seared outside, add kale or spinach and cook covered until greens are wilted. Spinach will wilt a lot faster than kale will, so keep an eye on it!

  1. If you time this right, the sweet potatoes come out of the oven about 5 minutes before the rest of the greens are wilted.

  2. Plate and enjoy! If you time dinner and baths properly (with the help, of course!) then the kids will be done with baths and ready to eat right as the food is done cooking. Win!

Made with Kale

Made with spinach, sweet potatoes were hiding underneath!

What are some of your go-to meals when you are swamped with extracurricular activities? Share your link in the comments below! I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes!

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I'm Justine. I'm married to the military and a mother to brothers. Welcome to my little space on the web!

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