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  • Writer's pictureAmy Slater

Pumpkin Apple Organ Meat Sausage with Carrot Tops and Herbs

This recipe was born out of the need to create a different breakfast routine for my egg-loving kids! One of my little guys has started displaying some signs of food sensitivity. Food sensitivities don’t just show up in a tummy ache. It can also show up in a change in behavior, skin disorders, and changes in bowel habits.

I noticed a change in behavior later in the day in the mornings that my one little guy would eat eggs for breakfast. He has eaten eggs every morning for breakfast in one way or another for a VERY long time! Not just one egg, but usually 3-4 eggs. Too much of a good thing can turn into not so much of a good thing!

I am currently going through my Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner training which peaked my attention and helped me draw a correlation between his symptoms. I can’t wait to finish the course work and offer this expanded service to all of you!!

Back to the recipe…

I wanted something that would soothe the brain and digestive tract and also create an enjoyable breakfast that would fuel his body for the day!


2 pounds of grass-fed ground organ meat mix* 1 pound of pastured pork 2 cups pumpkin (you really could substitute any winter squash here) 2 diced apples 1 cup chopped carrot greens 2 cups beet greens 1/2 cup chopped fresh sage 1/2 cup chopped fresh fennel 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint 1 Tbsp real salt 1/2 Tbsp cracked black pepper

Putting it together:

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line two baking sheets with foil and cover with parchment. The foil will keep cleanup to a minimum! Combine all in a large bowl and form into 20 patties. Bake at 375F for 40-45 minutes.

*Organ meat mix: I ask my butcher at Whole Foods Market to grind: 6 pounds of beef heart 5 pounds of beef liver 5 pounds of ground beef 4 pounds of beef kidney They grind all together and divide into ten, two-pound packs!! It is my go-to method of encouraging more organ meat consumption in my house!!

Breakfast Idea!

Ripe plantains Organ meat sausage Toasted butternut squash seeds Sautéed apple and butternut squash in coconut oil and cinnamon

Update on the food sensitivity!

My little guy is feeling much different and noticed the change in how he felt at the end of the day. I cannot say it is 100% tied to the eggs. I am pretty sure the other big part of big emotions at the end of the day is the amount of time my active little guy spends sitting at his desk and lack of hydration. Sometimes he comes home with his water bottle almost full!!

Once I complete my Practitioner training I can test him for food sensitivities, until then, we will add the eggs back in soon, one more week, slowly! Ill fill you in on the changes!!

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