The average brat has about 19-24 grams of fat! That is nearly the amount of fat you want to have in your diet in an entire day. A great swap for a regular brat is a chicken brat/sausage. Most likely you can find them in the frozen section of your local grocery store. Otherwise, we have found great varieties at Sam’s Club, Woodman’s, and Trader Joe’s! This recipe is a great way to incorporate the chicken sausage into your diet without putting it on a boring ol’ bun!
Italian Sausage Sauté
4 Chicken Sausages
2 Cups Whole Wheat Rigatoni Noodles, cooked
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Large Red Pepper, chunked
1 Zucchini and/or Squash, sliced
1 Cup Mushrooms
1 Small Onion, sliced
1 Jar Hunt’s Reduced Sugar Spaghetti Sauce
2 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped
Directions: Cut sausages into 1″ pieces, warm over medium heat in a sauté pan, and keep warm. Cook the rigatoni according to package directions, keeps warm. In a large saucepan, place olive oil and garlic, sauté lightly for 30 seconds. Add peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, & onions and cook until crisp-tender. Combine cooked sausage and pasta sauce with veggies and heat until warm. Mix with the pasta or serve separately. Top with fresh parsley.
Total Calories: 296 Carb=33g Prot=21g Fat=8.3g
Ellipse Tip: Great pasta choices are a whole wheat noodle, Barilla Protein Plus Noodles, or Shiritaki Tofu Noodles!