I already use ground turkey to replace ground beef in a lot of my recipes, but now I have started adding ground turkey sausage. For spaghetti, I use half and half, and it meatloaf I might use half ground beef and half turkey sausage. It adds really good flavor!
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I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of soup on Sundays and freeze it in single-serving containers for the week.
Soup ideas include garden veggie, chicken and barley, escarole and spicy turkey sausage, or tofu tom yum.
My new fave product - Jimmy Dean's turkey sausage patties! Pretty cheap, 8 patties for $4! Saute w. no-cal spray, cut up & add an egg for scrambled egg sausage. 1 patty = 60 cal. They're packaged by 4s, but easy to use 1 and bag the rest til needed.
Great way to add protein to breakfast without much effort, money, or calories! You could of course add veggies to this, or use 2 eggs & make it an omelet.
Cut back on the beef and pork! I know, I know juicy steaks, pork chops, BACON, ham, mouth watering ribs, oh so yummy cheddar bratwurst, sausage and so on.. The results are astounding when you cut back on red meats/ pork. Now don't get me wrong I am not suggesting that you cut it complete from your diet. Trust me when you eat less meat product and more veggies your body thanks you! You can feel the good it does..strange yes but so good!
Moderation and substitution are the keys! Turkey Bacon, Turkey Sausage(so yummy),fish. Ever heard of Boca?!? Veggie Burgers, veggie chicken patties, sausage, and "beef" crumbles.. they all taste so good and the burgers are amazing! Less fat, Less calories plus you can still eat beef/pork in moderation.
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