It’s Fall, Ya’ll! Let’s Celebrate with Something Delicious!

By on 09/28/2015
Fall Sausage Crock Pot Casserole

FallIt’s officially Fall, and not because of the date on the calendar, but because every food item is once again pumpkin-spiced! Cookies, breads, cakes, coffees, beer, cereal, toothpaste… the list no longer ends!

So, in celebration of Fall, good health and eating right, here is a fantastic Fall recipe that is full of seasonal flavors and healthy, non-processed ingredients… and is NOT PUMPKIN FLAVORED! 

(Fun fact: most “pumpkin” flavored foods actually contain no real pumpkin… it’s all artificial flavors, processed ingredients and various spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, ginger, and clove. In fact, this year is the first year Starbucks is actually making their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte with actual pumpkin!)

Pumpkins

Go ahead and enjoy some (or all) of the pumpkin spiced things out there, just be wary and read the ingredients first. Most of these Fall-flavored treats are actually terrible for you, so snack wisely.

So here, have this easy, healthy recipe too. It doesn’t contain pumpkin or any other artificial ingredients, but it does contain one other crucial Fall ingredient: The Crock-pot!!! Nothing says Fall like a warm, simmering Crock-pot of deliciousness!

Fall Sausage Crock Pot Casserole

(Gluten-free, dairy -free and delicious!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of organic chicken sausage
  • 1 apple, chopped into small cubes (feel free to leave the peel on for added vitamins)
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1.5 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 T dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cups organic, low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water

(Note: If you prefer to have more of a soupy consistency, simply add more water or broth. If you wish for this to be a more of a casserole-type meal, you can reduce the liquids or add more rice.)

Directions:

Cut up sausage and brown in pan (no need to fully cook through, but browning the sausage before adding to the Crock-pot adds a ton of flavor.) Without rinsing pan, add chopped onions and cook in sausage grease 2-3 min, until clear and slightly browned. Add to Crock-pot.

Add all other ingredients to Crock-pot, stir.

Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

Enjoy the wonderful smell that fills your house.

Enjoy a healthy, warm, gluten-free hearty dinner that tastes just like Fall and is sure to leave you with leftovers and one less night of cooking!

Fall Sausage Crock Pot Casserole

Happy Fall everyone!

 

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Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna

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