AIP German Sausage Buddha Bowl Recipe
It is easy to fall into a lunch rut. Whether it is eating the same thing every day or only bring leftovers from the night before, lunch tends to get the short end of the stick when it comes to meal planning. My trick to keeping it fresh around lunchtime is to collect recipes with a short prep time and a shorter ingredient list. Enter this AIP German sausage Buddha bowl. It has 6 ingredients, plus salt to taste and takes 20 minutes or less from start to finish. Plus, it has great flavor and it isn’t the same old salad I make everyday with one ingredient swapped out. So if you’re looking to take your lunch to a new place, why not look to Europe for inspiration!
Get the Lowdown on Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is a condiment made from fermented cabbage. It has been around for so long that no one knows who invented. Some people argue that it was invented in China, while others say that Ghengis Khan introduced it to Europe. The name sauerkraut comes from the German, meaning simply “sour cabbage.”
Sauerkraut is made through a process called lactic acid fermentation. This process happens naturally as the cabbage is packed with salt and left to ferment. Fully fermented sauerkraut will last for several months at room temperature, and longer in the fridge.
Sauerkraut is a traditional food in many countries from Eastern to Western Europe. In the US, it is often associated with Pennsylvania, and the East Coast, where it is commonly enjoyed on hotdogs and sandwiches.
AIP-Friendly Sausages: What to Watch Out For
- Know what you’re looking for – There are so many different types of sausages, from flavor variations, to smoked or cured. Knowing the type of sausage you need is essential.
- Read the ingredients – High quality sausages should be free from fillers and additives but many varieties may still contain nightshades or seeds. Read the ingredient list carefully.
- When in doubt, DIY – Sausage is not that hard to make, particularly if you forgo the casing. For inspiration, check out this AIP Spicy Italian Sausage or these AIP German Brats.
More AIP-Friendly Bowls and Other Easy Lunch Recipes
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A great lunch-box idea you can enjoy hot or cold.
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil
- 2 sausages of your choice (225 g)
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach (30 g)
- 1 carrot (50 g), peeled and shaved with a vegetable peeler
- 1/4 red onion (28 g), peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup Savoy Sauerkraut
- Cook the sausages according to the package instructions. If the sausages are ready-cooked, brush the sausages with half the olive oil and bake in a preheated oven (355°F / 180°C) for 10-15 minutes until golden on the outside. You may want to flip them over using tongs halfway through.
- Remove the sausages and slice into thick chunks.
- Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the baby spinach. Toss well to coat then divide between two bowls. Add the carrot shavings, onion, sauerkraut, and sausage to each bowl.
- Season with salt and enjoy!
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 451
- Sugar: 4 g
- Fat: 37 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 14 g