Breakfast sausage gets a bad rap because it’s usually greasy, high in saturated fat and sodium, and often contains dicey chemical preservatives. However, you can find some varieties (Jimmy Dean’s® is a nice surprise) that have remarkably few ingredients and decent nutritional profiles. Just watch the sodium—two links can contain almost 1,000 mg. Your best bet is always homemade, which is easier than you think. Try this breakfast:
Sausage Patties with Fried Tomatoes and Cottage Cheese
- Make dLife’s Turkey Sausage Patties ahead of time, and freeze what you’re not going to use.
- Fry up two patties in a large frying pan while also frying two thick slices of tomato (green, if you can find them!)
- Spread 2 tablespoons of creamy cottage cheese across the top of the hot sausage and tomato. Season with fresh pepper. (If needed, cook the sausage and tomatoes the night before, and reheat in the microwave.)
Total carbs: 3 g
Variations: Try this recipe with any of your favorite veggies that fry up quickly. Frozen, chopped spinach would be a perfect addition. You can also substitute ricotta cheese or shredded cheddar for the cottage cheese—the carbs will be about the same.