Friday, March 4, 2011

chicken Sausage and Red poatoes

Yum!  If you're looking for something a little different, try this combination.  I was at Sam's Club the other day and discovered they had chicken sausages that are kind of like those you find in the grocery stores with apples and stuff??  anyway, they had two kinds that were interesting to me.  Chicken, Spinach and Asiago cheese, and chicken with Mozzarella and basil.  I was intrigued because they actually were low in fat, (only 5 grams per sausage) high in protein (like 17 grams) and low calorie, (120) all the things I look for in a good protein.
We tried the chicken and mozzarella ones first, with the Ronzoni Garden Delights fettuccini, mushrooms, sweet onion and parmesan.  They were okay, but nothing to write home about.  So then yesterday for lunch I made up some sweet potatoes, red potoates, carrots and sweet onions roasted and added one of the chicken spinach sausages.  It was sooo good!  The chicken spinach is definitely one you'll want to try.  So, here's kind of the recipe for you:

Chicken Spinach Sausage with Roasted Veggies (serves 1 or 2 small portions)

2 small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into large bite size
1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite sizes
1/4 of large sweet onion, chopped into large pieces
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut on diagonal into medium slices
1 Chicken sausage

Preheat oven to 400.  Spray a small 8 x 8 cake pan or roasting dish.  put all the veggies in it and spray them, then sprinkle with favorite seasoning or Italian seasoning.  I use Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil.  Put them in the oven for about 10 minutes, take it out and turn them all over, spray again, and put back for another 10 minutes.  Test to make sure they are cooked through.

While they are roasting, in a small fry pan, put a small layer of water and the sausage.  Cover and simmer 5 minutes, turn over and simmer another 5.  Removed from heat and slice into thick diagonal slices.  When veggies are finished, add sausage to veggies and toss.  Serve warm!

total calories is less than 400, fat about 6 and carbs less than 60.

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