Wow, it’s time to make dinner… again??
If you’ve had adrenal fatigue, you can relate to the weight of this simple question. In stage 3 adrenal fatigue, there’s only a handful of hours a day that you’re able to push through. Meal planning has you feeling defeated before before you even begin.
Of course, you need to eat. Regular meals help stabilize your blood sugar, which keeps the adrenal glands balanced.
So what are we supposed to do?
You could just get takeout, which will worsen your adrenal fatigue if it’s fast food. Most ‘healthy’ takeout options use a low-grade canola or vegetable oil which are estrogen disruptors.
Ultimately, the only way you know you’re getting the nutrition and quality food you need is to make it yourself. But how do you manage this without adding extra stress of prepping and cooking a meal?
one-pot (or pan) meals for easy weeknight dinners.
Simple meals that cover all your nutritional bases allow you more time to relax or play. While you’re waiting for your meal to cook, take time for yourself.
One pan makes for simple oven-based cooking and easy clean-up. Easy weeknight dinners at their finest.
This easy weeknight dinner recipe is simple enough that even someone with brain fog can follow!
- 8 Sausages
- 2 Red bell peppers, sliced
- 1 large Sweet potato, diced
- 4 Gold potatoes, diced
- 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
- 4 Tbsp Olive oil
- 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper
- 1/2 cup Parsley (to garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
- Arrange peppers, sweet potato, gold potato and cherry tomatoes on the baking sheet, place sausages on top.
- Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over top and sprinkle with salt, pepper and Italian seasonings.
- Bake until the sausages are fully cooked through and the potatoes are soft, about 45 minutes.
- Remove from heat and garnish with fresh parsley.
More tips for healing adrenal fatigue with food:
Another way to simplify meals is to try our Spiralized Veggie Bowl with Shredded Chicken recipe for pre-made lunches to take to work.
In addition, here’s our drool-worthy one-pan breakfast casserole that can be split up and heated up at home or at the office.
Lastly, make sure you’re snacking right. Check out our recipes specifically for cravings here.
When you prioritize simplicity, cooking your own meals is attainable while healing from adrenal fatigue. Let us know if this works for you!
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Photos and recipe by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.