Wholesome Honey Brat Recipe
I am always looking for quick and healthy week night dinners. Its crazy by the time we all get home from work and school or after school activities to try to cook something good and still get to bed at a decent time.
Honey Links & Mashed Potatoes
Choose good quality sausages. (see post) Combined with the protein in the sausages, the sugars in mashed potatoes enter the bloodstream more slowly.
1 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4 Tablespoons honey (local preferred)
6 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
8 link sausages (bratwurst or other)
1 cup shelled peas (or frozen)
1/3 cup milk (can subsitute plant milks)
1 Tablespoon butter
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. ( I use the convection setting). Half fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until fork tender.
2. Meanwhile, mix the honey and mustard in a small bowl. Prick the sausages with a fork and place in a baking dish. Pour the mustard and honey sauce over and bake 20 minutes until brown and 160 degree internal temperature.
3. Half fill another sauce an with water and bring to a boil. Add the peas, cover, and simmer 5 minutes until cooked. Add the milk and butter to the potatoes and mash. Remove the sausages from the oven, drain the peas, and serve with the mashed potatoes.
Serves 4. prep time 10 minutes + cook time 20 minutes
High in ... folate, magnesium, potassium, protein, and selenium.
Fun facts: Mustard seeds are a close relative of broccoli and cabbage and have similar liver-supporting properties, helping to rid your child's body of harmful toxins.
Recipe courtesy of: The Top 100 Recipes for Happy Kids by Charlotte Watts Dip.ION and Gemini Adams