Favorite Whole30 Hashbrown and Sausage Breakfast Casserole (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
You’re likely already familiar with the Whole30. I shared some of my fave recipes on April 29th in this post. But for those who are new to the #IAmWholeThirty party or need a tiny refresher, per the website: Whole30 is a nutritional program designed to change your life in 30-days. They say to think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system. Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it.
The goal is to eliminate these foods for 30 days, then reintroduce them one by one to see how your body reacts. Perhaps my favorite part of the program: no calorie counting and no restricting. You never feel deprived or at least I never did. In fact, it was hard for me to eat three meals a day even without snacks. Aside from the banned items — sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, and anything that represents something you may be craving (ie: paleo pancakes, which they call “sex with your pants on” —yep... google it), you’re welcome to have unlimited quantities of whatever approved food you want. I’ve counted calories and restricted in the past, and though it led to some quick weight-loss, it also led to weight gain. Restriction, calorie counting, and diets do not work for me. Whole30 really gets down to your relationship with food.
Their entire approach to program appeals to me so much! I am embracing a Paleo lifestyle now because I learned that gluten and dairy are huge no-no's for me and I am a crazy sugar addict. I mean I knew it was bad but I had no idea how bad it really was. So I plan on doing the Whole30 a few times a year to keep focused and reminded of this. And you too can do it! I know you can. One of my favorite lines from co-creator Melissa Hartwig was, “It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard.”
Preach girl, preach! LOL!
So I am still finding myself creating many of the Whole30 recipes because they are just so delicious. And I am quite obsessed with Cheryl's recipes from 40 Aprons. She is this beautiful writer and photographer and 40 Aprons is a Whole30 + paleo blog with lots of personality and flair. She makes eating healthy easy by sharing delicious paleo recipes for food-lovers. I have loved every single one of her recipes and find them quite easy to make! I will link her blog and social channels at the end of the post because I highly recommend you keeping up with her. She's pregnant right now and hilarious!
So today I wanted to share her hashbrown and sausage casserole. I made this early this morning and it's the perfect breakfast for us to have for the whole week with our busy schedules.
Whole30 Hashbrown and Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Here are the Ingredients you will need!!!
- 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage Whole30 compliant or make your own
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
- freshly cracked black pepper
- 1- pound package shredded hash brown potatoes
- 1 bunch green onions finely chopped, about 9 small or 7 medium
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 1/2 t onion powder
- 1/2-1 tsp. salt
- spray coconut oil or coconut oil for greasing
It's so delicious! I do not even miss the cheese I typically drowned my egg casseroles in.
If you make this, let me know what you think! And if you’re interested in doing the Whole30 or have questions, I’m happy to answer in the comments. My one piece of advice to you is to read about it and educate yourself before starting.
And keep up with Cheryl !! Her recipes are life changing!!!!