Back to School Sloppy Joes 


Serves: 4

School is back in session. If you’re like most parents, your priority has shifted from how to occupy the kiddos to how to feed them with a school and activity schedule.

All of a sudden, your meal prep time or any free time can easily vanish. Maintaining a healthy eating routine for yourself and kids can feel like an impossible challenge.

That’s why I’ve got a great dinner on deck for you. This back to school recipe is amazing, takes less than 30 minutes and most definitely kid-approved!

Even if you’re working on gut repair, you can enjoy this meal. Instead of your traditional sloppy joe dinner out of a can with refined grains, you can create a nutrient-dense dish with vegetables, gluten-free options, and most importantly, major flavor . 



1 lb of chicken breasts

1 cup canned tomato sauce 

1 red bell pepper, chopped

½ tsp chili powder 

1 clove garlic

1 small onion, chopped

1 tbs coconut aminos

1 tbs honey

2 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp apple cider vinegar 

Dash red pepper flakes 

1 small cucumber, sliced into a matchstick cut 

2 tbs olive oil 

1 tbs avocado oil

4 cups arugula

4 gluten-free Original Mikey’s Muffins (optional)

Sea salt and pepper

Step 1

In a medium saucepan, boil water and add chicken breasts. Allow the chicken to boil until fully cooked for 15-20 minutes. Once done, allow to cool and shred.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat add avocado oil. Saute onion and red pepper.

Step 3

Add chili powder, garlic, aminos, honey, mustard, vinegar and red pepper flakes to the onion and red pepper.

Step 4

After, add the shredded chicken until the mixture fully coats the chicken.

Step 5

In a large bowl, mix the arugula with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Serve sloppy joe chicken on greens or in a toasted Mikey’s muffin with greens on the side.

Step 6

Add the sliced cucumbers into the sandwich or on the greens.

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