Paleo Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

Jan 13th
Paleo Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

It’s that time of year again! Everyone and their mother is doing the Whole30. Me included. This is my third time around and I’m excited to be on day 12 already!

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Paleo Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage BallsAs usual the Whole30 is super inspiring for the recipe creator inside of me. I love coming up with food combinations and the Whole30 is a great way to try new things.

I’ve got a few favorite Whole30 and paleo breakfast recipes for you:

What are your favorite Whole30 or paleo breakfast meals?

Paleo Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage BallsHere is my newest creation: Paleo Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage Balls!

My kids loved these! I made a double batch the other day and kept them in the fridge so I could just heat them up in the mornings and have an easy healthy breakfast or snack option. You can also eat them cold if you need something on the go!

The flavor of these Paleo Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage Balls is really yummy. They are slightly sweet and warmly spicy (add more or less spice mix depending on your taste preferences). They are the perfect marriage of sweet and savory in one little bite. Plus, the health benefits are all packed in because you have a protein, a fruit and a root veggie.

Paleo Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage BallsI have made these with cashew meal and shredded apples but I think they are better without those ingredients. The shredded apples don’t add that much flavor and you have to squeeze out all the juice so that it doesn’t make the sausage too wet and that just feels like such a waist to me. The cashew flour doesn’t really add much one way or another and so I say if its not helpful in taste, texture or health then kick it out.

The sausage I use is Bob Evens Original Pork Sausage because, believe it or not, that is the only sausage I have found that is Whole30 compliant. You could also just use ground pork/turkey/chicken.

When it comes to frozen blueberries, I like to use the Wyman’s of Maine’s frozen Wild Blueberries. No, they aren’t organic, but they have a wonderful flavor and they are tiny so you can get more into each sausage ball and not have to work around giant blueberries.

Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweet potato, or about 1/4 of the sweet potato
  • 12/-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375° F. I like to line my baking sheet with parchment paper or tinfoil for easy clean up.

To shred your sweet potato first wash the potato and then use the fine grater or shredder on your food processor to shred your potato. Its fine to leave the skin on as long as you have washed it. I just shred the whole potato and use the leftovers to make my Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash .

In a medium bowl use your hands to combine sausage, sweet potato shreds and spice mix.

Make sure your oven has preheated before adding the blueberries. You will want to work quickly so they don't thaw too much.

Mix in the blueberries with your hands and form the sausage mixture into small, bite-sized balls and place the balls on a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the balls are cooked through (160° F internal temperature).

Allow to cool slightly before eating. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

http://www.domestic360life.com/blog/whole-30/paleo-blueberry-sweet-potato-sausage-balls/

Paleo Blueberry and Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

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