Family dinner is something I am passionate about in my house. While it is hard some days with the kid’s schedule or my husband traveling, most days you will find us at the dinner table together eating a shared meal. This healthy sloppy joe recipe was on the menu this week and it was a big hit with everyone in the house.
How do you make a healthy sloppy joe?
The key thing that makes sloppy joes unique is that the sauce is slightly sweet. Or, at least, that is what my husband tells me. Rather than adding sugar to this recipe, you puree medjool dates in just a tiny bit of water and add the puree to the sloppy joe recipe.
It adds a touch of natural sweetness without resorting to actual sugar. You can serve this healthy sloppy joe recipe over a baked potato like I did or you can serve it in the traditional way by putting it on a bun.
Either way, the sauce is easy to make and can be made up on the weekend and reheated if you are short on time. Reheated leftovers taste just as good as they did when you first served them!
Healthy Sloppy Joe Recipe
Is a healthy sloppy joe recipe even possible? YES! This easy dinner recipe is Whole30 approved, Paleo, and gluten free. It is also absolutely delicious! Served over baked potatoes, it’s an easy weeknight meal for families.
This easy dinner recipe is Whole30 approved, Paleo, and gluten free. It is also absolutely delicious! Served over baked potatoes, it's an easy weeknight meal for families. Nutrition information not always accurate
This Healthy Sloppy Joe Recipe is Perfect for Family Dinner!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 24g
This easy dinner recipe is Whole30 approved, Paleo, and gluten free. It is also absolutely delicious! Served over baked potatoes, it's an easy weeknight meal for families.
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.