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Nutrition Month 2018 – Unlock the Power of Food!

Feature, Healthy & Easy Recipes, Healthy Eating, Sponsored Post | March 1, 2018

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We kicked off Nutrition Month 2018 today on Breakfast Television Calgary – talking about unlocking the power of food!

I’m loving this unique approach – because we talk A LOT about food relationship at Ignite, and food relationship starts with the family.

Food isn’t just fuel, but as something that is at the core of our families, cultures, and traditions. Food has the potential to encourage discovery and connection, to fuel, prevent disease, and promote healing. Food is so much more than nourishment – it’s about connection.

Leah and I talked about my TOP TIPS to create connection in the kitchen with your family, while incorporating healthy, simple choices.

We made my Chicken ‘Sausage’ Saute, which is a weeknight FAVE at our house.

Why it’s so awesome:

  • It has SO many options for mixing and matching
  • takes 15 minutes or less
  • takes less than 5 main ingredients
  • Is FULL of it’s full of gut-healthy kale, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots and broccoli

Talk about a recipe win!

Watch the segment replay here >>> http://www.btcalgary.ca/videos/kicking-off-nutrition-month/ 

Registered Dietitian Andrea Hardy is LIVE on Breakfast Television Calgary to talk Nutrition Month 2018


Tip One: Take the Think Out of Meal Planning

Leah and I talked about one of my FAVORITE tools I teach my clients and Get Meal Prepped students about – the Master Meal List. Instead of asking ‘what’s for dinner’ and not knowing the answer, you can choose within a list of tried and true recipes – and it’s a great way to involve and put the onus on other family members! Want to get our TOP meal planning tools I mentioned? Hop over to ‘Get Meal Prepped’ – to get our free Meal Planning Checklist

Tip Two: Keep Your Recipes Simple

I don’t know about you – but cook books might SEEM like a good idea – until they have 15 main ingredients and take 45 minutes. I prefer to try new recipes when I have time, but on busy weeknights, I like to keep it simple – with recipes like my Chicken ‘Sausage’ Saute – featuring Mann’s Power Blend veggie slaw – it’s SUCH a great way to get your family to try new vegetables – like kohlrabi, kale, cabbage, and brussel sprouts.

This 10 minute chicken sausage sauté is SO versatile, and is full of gut healthy kale, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, cabbage and carrots! Get dinner on the table in 10 minutes or less tonight | Ignite Nutrition Easy gut health recipces

This 10 minute chicken sausage sauté is SO versatile, and is full of gut healthy kale, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, cabbage and carrots! Get dinner on the table in 10 minutes or less tonight | Ignite Nutrition Easy gut health recipes
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Chicken Sausage Sauté

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Andrea Hardy


  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil of your choice
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 ts pepper
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 bag of Mann's Veggie Slaw PowerBlend


  • In a frying pan, sauté ground chicken until browned
  • Add onion, and sauté until softened
  • Add garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and Mann's Veggie Slaw Powerblend.
  • Saute until wilted and slaw is fork-tender.
  • Serve over rice, or pasta - see recipe add-in's below!


Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • add a can of crushed tomatoes and serve over pasta or rice
  • add a Tablespoon of rice wine or balsamic vinegar for a bit of a kick!
  • Add 1/8th of a tsp of chili flakes if you like your ‘sausage’ spicy
  • want an even easier option? De-case chicken sausage, and it’s already seasoned for you!

Tip Three: Make the Healthiest Choice, the Easiest Choice

Many of my clients buy a ton of vegetables with good intentions. However, much of it goes to waste in the fridge when they get busy! Yes, pre-prepared in theory can cost a bit more, however! I promise there will be a lot less waste, and stress when things get busy. My current obsession is the Mann’s Nourish Bowls – the spicy Thai veggie noodles are flavourful and make a great lunch or side!

I hope that kicks off your Nutrition Month 2018 to a good start! Share your Chicken Sausage Sauté recipe with the hashtag #veggiesmadeeasy on Instagram and Facebook, and don’t forget to tag us!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post through Mann’s Fresh Vegetables. I received financial compensation from the Mann’s Fresh Vegetables to talk about how veggies can truly be made easy – a topic I am passionate about!. While the information conveyed may support clients’ objectives, the opinions expressed are my own and based on current scientific evidence. I do not engage in business with companies whose products or services do not match my personal and professional beliefs.

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