This healthy and hearty breakfast sausage casserole is packed with protein, whole grains, and tons of flavor to keep you full all morning. A savory dish that can easily satisfy a hungry crowd or be prepped ahead for a week of satisfying breakfast meals ready to go.
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend, mine FLEW by! I stayed up WAY to late last night trying to get a head start on all things because I’m going to the Idea Blogfest & World Convention this week! It’s my first blogging trip so I’m a bit nervous but mostly excited. I’ve already connected with many bloggers who are going and it will be nice to meet some of my blogger buddies in person!
I’m not really a devout extrovert or an introvert when it comes to networking and new events. I’ve never really understood how people know themselves so well to determine they have a label of introvert or extrovert. Sometimes I find myself with all the confidence in the world, talking to anyone and everyone who will listen. Other times I wish I was invisible and would much rather be stabbing my eye with a pencil then talking to other people. Luckily for me situation one is more common than situation two so I’d say if I had to give myself a label it would be more extrovert?
When I was a kid I was shy until you got to know me, then I was the ultimate bossy only child. There is actually a home video of me instructing the camera to do push ups, sit ups and jumping jacks. (Mr. Hungry loves to watch that one on repeat, pointing and laughing.) I guess I was born with the natural inclination to train (read acceptable situation in which you get to tell people what to do). I think it’s like with anything though, the more comfortable you are with the subject matter the more at ease you feel. I have talked to audiences of hundreds about nutrition and barely batted an eye. I feel 100% in my element, even if I don’t know all the answers. However, blogging and fitness are two subjects I tend to be more cautious about. My blog is doing well but is still a baby blog compared to many – comparison is the thief of joy isn’t it? I am a trainer, but at Life Time I was always surrounded by trainers with degrees in kinesiology and corrective exercise certifications. I always felt like the least qualified in the room, mostly because I was the least qualified in the room when it came to training. How do you find confidence in things you are kind of good at, but not great yet? More education? More friends? More experience? All of the above?
Well there is one thing I think I’m good at developing healthy recipes and nutrition counseling. Even though those are two totally normal occupations for a Dietitian, saying them in one sentence makes it sound like they don’t really go together doesn’t it? Weird….. moving on….
You guys remember this epic casserole I teased you with on snapchat a few weeks ago ( my username is hungryhobbyrd)?
Well I’m finally gifting you the recipe! The pictures didn’t come out as great as I hoped but that was mostly the result of the incredible impatience I had when taking them. When the house smells this good, you seriously can’t help but dig in. Nor can you ask very hungry family members to wait while you take all your photography stuff outside (yes still taking my pictures outside) and take a million photos. Nope we dug in right after I snapped this photo on snapchat and saved one tiny piece for me to take a photo with.
Usually I would wait to make a recipe again before I shared it, but I couldn’t do that to you guys. This healthy breakfast sausage casserole is simply too good not to share with you as soon as possible. I have a freezer full of epic bread my friends at Dave’s Killer Bread sent me so this breakfast casserole will DEFINITELY be made again very soon!
- .75lb chicken breakfast sausage
- 6 cups spinach
- 1T oil
- 1.5 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond)
- 3/4 cup (or 6 ounce container) 2% plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 1T garlic powder
- 8 eggs
- 7-8 pieces of thin sliced whole grain bread cubed (I used Dave's Killer Bread Good Seed)
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Cook chicken breakfast sausage in skillet with oil on medium high until no longer pink. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes until spinach is wilted.
- Whisk eggs milk, yogurt, garlic and parmesan.
- Spray 9 x 13 pan and spread cubed bread evenly over the bottom. Add spinach evenly on top of bread.
- Pour whisked egg mixture over bread, move pieces around to make sure they are well soaked.
- Top evenly with chicken mixture.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes until eggs are set. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
I leave for the Blogfest on Wednesday and have clients I need to get in before I go. Plus a few other side projects I need to finish up. Here is too kicking off Monday with 5 hours of sleep and a huge bang right?!?!?
Looking for other veggie packed eggalicious breakfast options? Try one of these or check out my recipe index!
- Bacon Zucchini Crustless Quiche
- Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Egg White Crustless Quiche
- Zucchini Quiche Quesadilla
- Ham & Pepper Jack Crustless Quiche
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
How do you find confidence to do new things?
Do you like networking events? What was the last conference you went to?
The last one I went to was over two years ago, it was the Arizona State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual meeting.