Cheesy Cauliflower Rice & Sausage Skillet – a healthy low carb dinner ready in 10 minutes or less! Gluten Free, Easy
Hello hello! I just got back from a 2-mile walk with the pup, and I’m just popping in to tell you about this super easy dinner before I go get a workout in. Mondays are usually so busy I like to keep them rest days so I can start the week out by crushing my to do list. However, I realized I signed up to work a wellness event tomorrow, and it would just be easier to get my workout in today then try and fit one in tomorrow. So, erg, no rest day today, but tomorrow is going to be glorious! Do you plan your workouts in advance? How flexible are you with your schedule?
It took me years to get to a point that workouts became a solid part of my life. When I first started working out, it was something I had to do that I mostly didn’t look forward too. I scheduled all my workouts for the first thing in the morning because I was afraid I’d miss them if I didn’t get them in first thing. I also pushed myself to workout when I was sore or when it didn’t feel right because I was afraid if I didn’t stick to my schedule I’d blow the whole thing. I am now to the point where I know I’ll get 4-5 workouts in a week no matter what point in the day they are. I schedule my workouts in my calendar at the beginning of the week and pretty much stick to it.
However, for as long as it’s taken for me to make working out a part of my lifestyle. It’s probably taken twice as long to learn when to pull back. Like on Saturday, I was going on day 4 of my hamstrings feeling really sore. I had an Orange Theory workout scheduled and in my mind I should have been able to go because it was four days past when I originally got sore. I was in that middle ground area where I was still pretty sore but definitely, could have made it through a workout. The question I’ve learned to ask though is, at what cost? Soreness is a sign those muscles are more vulnerable and haven’t fully recovered. Would I have got injured, maybe not. You know what though? I’ve finally learned not to be willing to find out.
After feeling every step of my warm up. I got off the treadmill, talk to the front desk about switching and not losing my session (they were super nice about it), and headed home to do an abs/arms workout. It wasn’t an easy decision, listening to my body took fighting my pride every second of the drive home and walk to the gym at the apartments. However, it was one that I knew that I would be grateful I made, and I was. I went to Orange Theory the next day and burned more calories/ got more splat points than I’ve ever burned in Orange before.
My point is when it comes to getting a workout in you have to be flexible. You have to be flexible for the time you workout and listening to your body. Sometimes that might mean working out early morning or afternoon or changing the exercise itself or time. As long as you get it in, that’s what really matters! If you are super flexible, you’ve got to have a super easy healthy backup dinner that takes less than 15 minutes to make in your back pocket! This is totally one of those dinners, plus it’s absolutely delicious!
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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice & Sausage Skillet
Yield 2-4 servings
Cheesy Cauliflower Rice & Sausage Skillet - a healthy low carb dinner ready in 10 minutes or less! Gluten Free, Easy
- 16 ounces cauliflower rice
- 1T avocado oil
- 2-4 pre cooked sausages or brats (I used Teton Waters Jalapeno Cheddar Brats)
- 2 cheese wedges (like Kerrygold Dubliner cheese wedges or laughing cow swiss)
- 1 green onion
- sprinkle garlic salt and pepper to taste
- Cut sausages into slices and set aside.
- Add 1 tablespoon of oil to skillet. Turn the skillet to medium high and then add cauliflower rice (can be frozen or fresh.)
- Saute the cauliflower rice for 3-5 minutes, until it begins to soften. Do not put the lid on or it will turn to mush! Add the sausages and keep cooking until the cauliflower is soft and the sausages are slightly browned.
- Take the skillet off the heat and stir in the cheese wedges. They will melt a little bit but you will need to smash them down to get the mixture creamy.
- Garnish with chopped green onions.
- Makes 2-4 servings.
Courses Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine Low Carb, Gluten Free, One Pan
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