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July 15, 2011 9:43 AM
My daughter really likes breakfast sausage...but I stopped buying its usually so high in calories, sodium etc. Does anyone know how to make it at home (or even make "fake" links out of hamburger that maybe taste like it haha), or some healthier low calorie brands?
  1788027
July 15, 2011 9:45 AM
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My daughter really likes breakfast sausage...but I stopped buying its usually so high in calories, sodium etc. Does anyone know how to make it at home (or even make "fake" links out of hamburger that maybe taste like it haha), or some healthier low calorie brands?


I love Morningstar Veggie Sausage Patties. I can't comment on their sodium content, but I know they're in the MFP database. They are much lower in fat than regular sausage but they taste like sausage.
July 15, 2011 9:47 AM
Yes, the morning star veggie sausage patties are way yummy! They taste so much like sausage, it kinda scares me! haha
  1762000
July 15, 2011 9:47 AM
Try turkey sausage
July 15, 2011 9:48 AM
Morning star is the bomb :)
July 15, 2011 9:49 AM
1 pound lean ground turkey
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Directions
1.Crumble turkey into a large bowl. Add the salt, sage, pepper and ginger. Shape into eight 2-in. patties. In a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook patties over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F.
  5444783
July 15, 2011 9:49 AM
not sure if yoyu are on about sausages or sausage meat,but i will tell you that quorn sausage are really low cals (99 for 2) i think,and taste just like meat,my kids love!
July 15, 2011 9:49 AM
I'm not a vegetarian, but the morning star farms sausage patties are awesome!
July 15, 2011 9:50 AM
jennie-o turkey sausage 2 links are 90 calories
July 15, 2011 9:50 AM
Skip it entirely and serve canadian bacon instead. All sausages have fat fillers -- it's part of what makes them sausage.
  6196745
July 15, 2011 9:51 AM
I like Applegate Farms sausage (chicken and sage flavor). My kids really like it too. It does not contain nitrates, and they use quality chicken (humanely raised and not administered antibiotics--according to the box). I get it at Whole Foods.
July 15, 2011 9:52 AM
Turkey sausage! Like the recipe above...And if you're worried about your daughter not eating it if you tell her it's turkey--just don't tell her! My parents did that to me with "hamburgers" and "chicken chowder" when we were kids (turkey/veggie burgers and clam chowder...) and we ate it and loved it...could never tell the difference!
  7429004
July 15, 2011 9:52 AM
i love quorn sausages and only 70 cals each one, turkey is my other alternative for a meat sausage
  8268951
July 15, 2011 9:55 AM
The healthiest one I've found so far is Isernio's chicken sausage. They have a breakfast variety as well as Italian. The only place I've found it locally is the super Target. It has a lot of protein and not much fat. It's pretty tasty too. I love to make it into patties and use it on breakfast sandwiches.
  4343143
July 15, 2011 9:55 AM
If you really want something easy and simple, Banquet makes some good lower calorie sausage links, and good turkey sausage patties. Sodium sucks though. Not as good as the real thing, but they heat up easy.
July 15, 2011 9:55 AM
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Skip it entirely and serve canadian bacon instead. All sausages have fat fillers -- it's part of what makes them sausage.


I don't think the OP was looking for a suggestion that tastes nothing like sausage. She's clearly aware that sausage is not the best for her daughter, which is why she asked the question in the first place.
July 15, 2011 9:57 AM
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My daughter really likes breakfast sausage...but I stopped buying its usually so high in calories, sodium etc. Does anyone know how to make it at home (or even make "fake" links out of hamburger that maybe taste like it haha), or some healthier low calorie brands?


I love Morningstar Veggie Sausage Patties. I can't comment on their sodium content, but I know they're in the MFP database. They are much lower in fat than regular sausage but they taste like sausage.


I concur. . I love morning star sausage and so does my 10 year old. . She is used to it, because it is all that I buy!
  3923333
July 15, 2011 10:01 AM
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My daughter really likes breakfast sausage...but I stopped buying its usually so high in calories, sodium etc. Does anyone know how to make it at home (or even make "fake" links out of hamburger that maybe taste like it haha), or some healthier low calorie brands?


I concur. . I love morning star sausage and so does my 10 year old. . She is used to it, because it is all that I buy!


I love Morningstar Veggie Sausage Patties. I can't comment on their sodium content, but I know they're in the MFP database. They are much lower in fat than regular sausage but they taste like sausage.

On that note - have you tried the Morningstar Sausage links? I think they're kind of gross, but I have friends who prefer them over the patties. Also wanted to mention that they sell big boxes of the patties at Costco, which ends up being a good savings.
Edited by kgagnon7779 On July 15, 2011 10:02 AM
July 15, 2011 10:41 AM
I'll have to pick up the morning star kind....though I'm a little iffy on anything that is "veggie" after I tried veggie dogs. They were not very good. So hopefully these are better.
  1788027
July 15, 2011 11:17 AM
We sometimes have breakfast meats on the weekend only and I have found that our bacon has less calories than turkey sausage. It is really good quality lean bacon.
  1761677
July 15, 2011 11:20 AM
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I'll have to pick up the morning star kind....though I'm a little iffy on anything that is "veggie" after I tried veggie dogs. They were not very good. So hopefully these are better.


I really think a good chicken sausage is the way to go. Whole Foods and Costco both carry brands that are delicious and surprisingly low in calories and fat.
  4771756
July 15, 2011 11:21 AM
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I'll have to pick up the morning star kind....though I'm a little iffy on anything that is "veggie" after I tried veggie dogs. They were not very good. So hopefully these are better.


I feel you on that one....but Morning Star is amazing. I love their stuff. It really does taste very much like the "real" stuff. I haven't tried their sausages yet...but this post has convinced me to look into it...and I didn't even know they sell it at Costco. Hopefully they sell it at the hawaii costco as well.
  318873
July 15, 2011 12:28 PM
Use Ground Turkey and add some seasonings too it. like sage and fennel seed, garlic and onion powder.. I have even see sausage spice you can buy in the grocery store.. much better for you. You could also use ground chicken too
July 15, 2011 1:37 PM
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jennie-o turkey sausage 2 links are 90 calories
I like turkey sausage and the fat is lower but the sodium is sky highcry so I am eating them far less than I used too.

I agree with Canadian bacon, good stuff, makes excellent breakfast sandwiches but again... crazy sodium! sad

I keep my sodium count down to 1500 or below so each processed food makes all the difference when I add them up, they add up QUICK!frown
July 15, 2011 1:39 PM
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Skip it entirely and serve canadian bacon instead. All sausages have fat fillers -- it's part of what makes them sausage.


I don't think the OP was looking for a suggestion that tastes nothing like sausage. She's clearly aware that sausage is not the best for her daughter, which is why she asked the question in the first place.
sheesh, relax, it's sausage we're talking about...not World Peace! tongue She merely offered a suggestion that's working for her, why bash it?

Your day can only get better right?wink

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