I wanted to mix things up a little this week (literally!) with a fun, no-bake recipe that’s so easy to make!

I’m loving creating videos on wellness and mindset – but sometimes, you just need a yummy, better-for-you treat, that’s satisfying and nutritious.

These husband-approved bars (see his hand sneaking in to grab one at the end!) are super-tasty, “the perfect balance of salty and sweet”, per said-husband, and a snap to whip up.

They’re a great replacement for store-bought granola bars that tend to have junky or questionable ingredients – plus, you can easily swap out the nut butter, pecans, or even the shredded coconut with other nuts/seeds you prefer.

Let me know in the comments: are *you* going to try these this week? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Thanks for joining me here on the blog, and don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram and Facebook, as well!

FIRST UP | The Video

NEXT UP | The Recipe

You’ll find links to recipe ingredients or kitchen tools marked in bold text within the recipe.

Note: These are great whether cut into 8 bars, or 16 squares. See the Notes section at the bottom of the recipe for nutrition info per serving for 1 of 8 bars. Nutrition info calculated via nutritiondata.self.com.

Quick & Easy Sausage & Veggies Bowl

Category: Entree

Quick & Easy Sausage & Veggies Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 20-30 minutes | Yield: 3 servings


  • 1, 12 ounce package, fully cooked Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage, cut into 1/4″ thick coins
  • 2 cups, frozen sliced bell peppers (approx. half of a 16 ounce bag)
  • 1, 14.5 ounce can, diced & fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Balanced Bites TRIFECTA blend
  • (OR 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Trader Joe’s Onion Salt
  • 1 teaspoon fat of choice, for cooking
  • Additional sea salt and pepper, to taste
    For Serving:
  • 1/2 cup prepared white rice, per person (cooked in bone broth for extra nutrition)
  • OR 1 cup cauli-rice or roasted/cooked veggies, per person
    To Garnish:
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Squeeze of sliced lime
  • A few tablespoons of raw sauerkraut (optional; pictured)*


  1. Add cooking fat to a large non-stick pan over medium heat. If solid, allow fat to melt.
  2. Once the fat has melted, add sliced bell peppers and TRIFECTA blend.
  3. Stir to coat and distribute bell peppers evenly across the pan.
  4. Let cook 2-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add cut chicken sausage, stir, and spread sausages flat throughout the pan.
  6. Allow sausages to brown, 2-5 minutes.
  7. Stir sausages, flipping to the other side, and allow to brown another 2 minutes.
  8. Add canned tomatoes and Onion Salt, stirring again to incorporate all ingredients.
  9. Let simmer, uncovered, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. While the mixture simmers, chop or slice cilantro and lime for garnishes.
  11. Taste the sausage mixture; add sea salt and pepper to taste, as needed.
  12. Remove sausage mixture from heat.
  13. Serve over rice or suggested veggies.
  14. Garnish with cilantro, lime, and sauerkraut.


*Garnishing with raw sauerkraut provides a mini-probiotic punch, as well as a cool, tangy, slightly-crunchy contrast to the warmth of this meal.


Notice of Disclosure: Amanda Behrens / Real Food Store Tours, LLC is a member of the Amazon Associates affiliate program, as well as an affiliate of Kasandrinos, LLC. As such, please note that if you purchase an item via a link from this page, I may receive a small commission on your purchase, which helps support the work I do. Thanks in advance for your purchase!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *