What? This sausage will help you lose fat? Well, that’s not entirely true, but eating plenty of lean protein and limiting your fat intake is one of the ways to lose fat . . . remember, healthy foods aren’t necessarily fat-loss foods. Not that you’d think sausage is a health food. You wouldn’t think that, right? But if you know me off-blog, you know I love sausage. Even from those vendors outside sporting events, or on the streets of NYC. Yup, I’d go there. Spicy, juicy, greasy . . . all the way up to homemade, couture sausage in little restaurants where everything is locally sourced. Yes, I’ve dined along the whole sausage spectrum and enjoyed every lip-smackin’ minute.
But right now I’m trying to keep my physical gains and take them further, and sausage is not on the list of foods that’ll get me there. Until now.
Enter this recipe. I’m amazed at how sausagey and delicious it is. You can dial the red pepper up or down, depending on your spice preferences. You can brown the turkey & spices for a sausage crumble (how amazing would this be with refried beans & cheese, rolled up in a tortilla??), make it into little breakfast-sausage-sized patties, form it into burger-sized disks (this is what I did), make it into meatballs. Whatever. It’s damn good and is sure to satisfy a hankering for sausage, without blowing your plan. Enjoy!
- 1 lb. ground turkey breast
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 heaping t. ground sage
- ¾ t. red pepper flakes (or to taste, this does give a kick)
- ½ t. celery salt
- ½ t. ground cumin
- ½ t. Kosher salt
- ½ t. freshly ground black pepper
- Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Form into patties, meatballs, etc. or place in a skillet and break it apart to brown. Cook until no longer pink.
July 26, 2013 5 Comments
I’m here! Actually here. Cooking, enjoying summer, but not blogging. ‘Til tonight. A few folks have requested this recipe . . . so here we go. Got zucchini? This is a GREAT way to use it up, deliciously. It’s high-protein, low-carb and gluten-free. Eat up! [Read more →]
July 19, 2013 No Comments
When you’re eating a lot of lean protein, keeping things interesting is a challenge. Since becoming the chicken breast whisperer, I’ve been on a quest to liven things up, without salt. Sometimes, it’s hard to stay inspired and interested. [Read more →]
March 22, 2013 2 Comments
Look at this. This is 1 lb. of strawberries. You can eat an entire pound of strawberries and you know what it’ll put you out? 145 calories, 35 grams of carbohydrate, 9 grams of fiber, 21 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein and 694 milligrams of potassium. And a boatload of vitamin C.
If you are having one of those days when you need to be moving your hand to your mouth, over and over again . . . I suggest you slice or halve up a pound of strawberries and keep it by your side. They are sweet, they’ll fill you up, and they won’t do much damage. Heck. They’re GOOD FOR YOU.
March 19, 2013 No Comments
All this talk about metabolism and my new paradigm has lead more than a few of you to ask, “so . . . what ARE you eating, anyway?” Short answer is: a lot of lean protein and non-starchy vegetables. Like at most every meal. [Read more →]
March 18, 2013 4 Comments
Whether you’re low-carbing, dieting, or just trying to incorporate more healthy, home-cooked food into your diet, ground turkey breast can be a super-versatile addition to your repertoire. It’s unglamorous and pretty tasteless on its own, but it’s a blank slate for lots of flavor options and a great way to get a lean protein hit. Here are three ways I’ve been enjoying it lately. [Read more →]
March 13, 2013 2 Comments
The good people at Metabolic Effect know that even if you’re doing “everything right,” sometimes you’re going to have a craving. Ideally, you’ll figure out how to tweak your macronutrients and quell those cravings, with, say, more protein and fiber, but especially for us women, sometimes you just need a fix. And yet, if you’re eating well, you don’t want that craving to derail your efforts, right? [Read more →]
March 12, 2013 2 Comments
I have been what most would describe a super-healthy eater for a while now. Cancer’ll do that to a girl. I have been all about fruits, green leafies, whole grains, lean meats, fiber fiber fiber for over a decade. I have cooked most of our food, eaten little processed food and cut out almost all alcohol.
March 11, 2013 9 Comments