Diabetes Health

From the Sugar Happy Kitchen: Smoked Chicken Apple Sausage and Salad With 13.6 Net Carbs

Nadia Al-Samarrie

This is one of the most leisurely meals to make for lunch or dinner. It’s my go-to meal when I am starving and don’t want to spend much time cooking or thinking about what to eat after a busy day.

Since I have started the Keto diet in Dec, I have lost almost 11 pounds. Much of my success comes from prepping my meals in advance. I usually precook the sausage and prep the lettuce. This way, the dominant ingredients are ready to toss together.

Buy a pack of chicken sausage that has four carbs per link. Cut the sausage and precook them. This way you have it ready for the next time you want something quick to put together. Do the same with the romaine lettuce. Wash and cut two heads of romaine and store them in an airtight bag in the fridge. The cherry tomatoes and avocados you want to add fresh with every meal. Precut tomatoes and avocados don’t look appealing after a few days in the refrigerator. The lettuce and sausage you can prep, using the ingredients within a week from prep day. 

I don’t like to use salad dressing all the time. If the vegetables are fresh, your taste buds will delight with the mixed flavors. Adding dressing may override the flavor of the cold crisp lettuce with freshly cut tomatoes and avocado.

 

I do have two favorite quick and easy dressing that work on most salads. Try these if you can’t eat a salad without dressing.

 

Gorgonzola Pecan Salad

Miexd Green Salad

 

Ingredients:

2  links of Chef Bruce Aidells Smoked Chicken Apple sausage

1  Small head of romaine lettuce

½ Raw Avocado

5 Cherry tomatoes

 

Instructions:

Cut two inks into small round pieces and place in the air fryer or cook in a pan over the stove.

Place the cooked sausage on a plate

Cut lettuce and place on a plate

Cut ½ Avocado and place on top of lettuce

Cut five cherry tomatoes into 4 or 6 pieces each and scatter around the lettuce and avocado.

 

 

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 1

13.6 net carbs per serving

516 Calorie, Total Fat 35.5g, Saturated Fat 8.8g,

Cholesterol 150mg, Sodium 1341mg, 

Total Carbohydrates 22.0g, Fiber 8.4g,

Total Sugar 9.1, Protein 29.1g

 

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