HEALTHY CHICKEN SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA WITH AL FRESCO ALL NATURAL
Back in June of this year, I had the opportunity to go to the 5 for Ellie Event on behalf of al fresco all natural. For those who are curious, the 5 for Ellie Event is put on by the Ellie Fund and is an event that raises money to provide transportation, meals, housekeeping, childcare, (and so much more) to patients battling breast cancer, free of charge. As someone whose own mother, aunt, and great-grandmother have all battled breast cancer, as you can probably imagine, it was a deeply moving event. We were able to hear stories of women currently going through cancer, those who are cancer survivors, and how the Ellie Fund and al fresco all natural made their lives just a bit easier. There’s a fashion show, an auction to raise money for the Ellie Fund, and Tom Brady always shows up (I’ll admit I was a little star struck being five feet from him).
Every year, al fresco all natural donates over $35,000 to support breast cancer research and patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is October every year (AKA right now!!), I’ve teamed up with al fresco all natural to put together a hearty but healthy and comforting meal for my mom, who battled breast cancer about nine years ago (you can read more about that here). Many who battle breast cancer find themselves reaching to healthy foods, including lots of fresh vegetables, and herbs when going through chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Many believe that the freshest food helps them to recover much quicker, and often, doctors advise against red meat and food that contains a lot of sugar, as it increases inflammation in the body. (Note: I am not a doctor, I am only sharing what I’ve heard so many others share with me). Because of this, products like al fresco all natural’s chicken sausages are a great substitute for red meat, sausage, or traditional chicken.