We’re big fans of Italian food in my house. We’d eat pasta or pizza every night if we could get away with it- but we can’t. My Food Find this week is HoneySuckle White’s Italian Turkey Sausage.
I’d had a craving for stuffed shells for a while, but wouldn’t give in because I just didn’t want to let myself eat the Italian-style pork sausage and lean ground beef combo I typically use. While grocery shopping I spotted the HoneySuckle turkey sausage, and figured I’d give it a shot.
We were pleasantly surprised. The flavor is fantastic, it crumbled just the way I wanted and I didn’t feel bad for eating it. I added chopped mushrooms, shredded carrots, chopped sweet red pepper and fresh basil to my sauce, packed the mixture into whole grain pasta shells, sprinkled the top with a little parmiggiano-reggiano cheese and baked a fantastic pasta dish, with a healthy kick.
How does the turkey sausage stack up to the pork and lean ground beef (2.5oz serving)?
Turkey: 100 5g
Pork: 234 18.6g
Beef: 125 7.1g
You should definitely consider this turkey as an alternative to make your favorite recipes healthier. HoneySuckle White, and its sister brand ShadyBrook Farms, make a quality product with a broad variety like Turkey Brats and Tenderloins (also good, and will save calories at the summer cookouts!). It’s definitely something you can sneak in and your family won’t quite notice the difference.
Grab this $1.00 coupon and try it out. Let us know how you use turkey in your recipes.
May 31st, 2008