Low-Point Recipes That Still Taste Delicious
Are you dedicated to watching your weight, being careful with what you eat and working toward a healthier, happier lifestyle? Good for you! When it comes to healthy habits, focusing on a balanced diet is the best way to reach your goals, and Weight Watchers is a wonderful way to get yourself on track.
While cutting back and being careful is important, following a diet plan doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy yourself. With the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program, you can enjoy so many more low-point, delicious meals without the worry! Looking for flavorful, filling meals you can savor with satisfaction? Try these tasty recipes — they’ll keep you under your daily Weight Watchers points limit while delivering the delicious flavor of Premio sausage!
Butternut Squash and Sweet Sausage Casserole
With a delicious winter vegetable base, protein-packed eggs and a sweet hint of sausage, this casserole is perfect for breakfast or a light lunch. Here’s how to prepare yours:
- 1 package Premio Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
- 2 cups butternut squash
- 1/2 Vidalia onion, diced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 4 cups chopped spinach
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium skillet, saute your sausage until browned, breaking it up into crumbles. Set aside and cook butternut squash and onions in the skillet for 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring in salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder. Finally, add spinach and cook for 1/2 minutes until wilted. Whisk eggs, add the butternut squash and sausage mixture and transfer to a baking dish. Cook for 25-30 minutes until solid and enjoy!
Pasta Prima Vera With Sausage
Looking to indulge a bit with a tempting pasta dish that won’t break your total points for the day? Try this delicious vegetable pasta dish, complete with satisfying sausage. Here’s how to make yours:
- 1 package Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
- 12 oz. penne pasta
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 heads of broccoli
- 2 chopped garlic cloves
- 12 oz. cherry tomatoes
- 2 cups corn
- 1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped
- Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the penne pasta according to package directions until al dente, then drain and set aside. Saute sausage in olive oil in a large skillet, breaking up into small crumbles and cooking until browned. While the sausage cooks for about 10 minutes, halve your cherry tomatoes and cut your broccoli into smaller pieces, keeping only the florets.
Once your sausage is browned, add your onions, broccoli and garlic, stirring, covering and reducing heat to cook for 5 minutes until tender. Next, add tomatoes and corn, and cook covered for 2 minutes. Finally, stir in the pasta, 1/2 cup water, salt and more olive oil, mixing well and cooking over low heat for a few more minutes. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan for a guilt-free treat.
Sweet Sausage With Sauteed Peppers and Onions
In the mood for a classic, down-home stir-fry? Try this delicious sausage and vegetable dish to indulge your taste buds in a nutritious dinner. Here’s how:
- 1 package Premio Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage With Kale
- 1 large Vidalia onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Italian spices
In a skillet over medium-high heat, combine olive oil, chopped peppers and diced onions, cooking until tender. Place sausages on a large, non-stick cooking pan and cook in a preheated 350-degree oven until brown and solid. Remove from oven, slice cooked sausage links into small coins and add to vegetable mixture in pan, adding vinegar and Italian spices and stirring to blend flavors. Continue to cook and stir until thoroughly warmed and combined, then serve in a bowl for a delicious, nutritious meal.
When it comes to heart-healthy, delicious recipes to incorporate into your diet plan, Premio has the fresh, authentic sausage to fill your food choices with flavor. Find our premium products at a store near you today.