Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
makes 8 servings
1 large kielbasa link (I use Pedersen's Farms)*
1 container (about 16 Tbsp) raw sauerkraut
Slice sausage and toss in hot skillet (med-high). Do not add oil or spray to the pan.
Continue to toss until pieces are becoming lightly browned.
Add the raw sauerkraut and heat through.
Serve. (yeah, it's that simple!)
Tip: Increase the protein by adding chopped chicken breast to the cooking sausage.
Nutrition per serving: 175 calories, 8 g protein, 1 g carb, 15 g fat, 390 mg sodium.
*Look for a brand that is uncured, has only recognizable ingredients, and is low in sodium. Great brands include Pedersen's Farms, Applegate Farms, Wellshire Farms, and Open Nature. Experiment with different types, too - chicken, turkey, beef, pork... check the labels to find the one that best suits your nutritional needs.
makes 2 servings
1 pepper (any color or type)
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp crumbled feta, finely crumbled
Wash all veggies.
Using a vegetable peeler, slice up the cucumber into large peels.
Chop the tomato and pepper.
Toss the veggies in a bowl and add the vinegar and oil. Cover and shake well.
Divide onto two plates and sprinkle with the feta.
Tip: To reduce fat, eliminate the sesame oil and reduce feta to 1 tsp (finely crumbled).
Nutrition per serving: 114 calories, 2 g protein, 8 g carb, 8 g fat, 2 g fiber, 59 mg sodium.