Following a low-carb diet is said to be healthy, but it’s not always easy to find good tasting low-carb alternatives to the foods we love.
I’ve tried traditional veggie burgers and choked them down because I had paid good money for them, but I wouldn’t buy them again. I was convinced that veggie sausage would be much the same, but I needed to add something low-carb to my breakfast routine of eggs with mushrooms. When I read that MorningStar Farms Sausage Patties were recommended by the low-carb Rosedale Diet (as discussed here), I figured it wouldn’t hurt me to try one package. My palate was treated to a pleasant surprise.
I purchased MorningStar Farms Sausage Patties in the frozen food section at my local WalMart at a price of $3.34 for an 8 oz package containing 6 veggie patties. Morningstarfarms.com listed a suggested retail price of $3.99. While it may be pricier than traditional sausage, the additional cost was worth it to me as I am following a pretty strict low-carb diet, so my food choices are limited.
The package provides directions for oven baking (recommended), skillet and microwave preparation. I found using a non-stick skillet to be the simplest method as I could fry my eggs in the same pan.
The smell of the sausage quickly permeated the air as they were warming, and I hoped that MorningStar Farms Sausage Patties would taste as good as they smelled, and I found that to be true. The veggie sausage patties contain no meat, but traditional spices used in making pork sausage were evident, making the MorningStar Farms Sausage Patties taste very similar to sausage that contained meat.
According to the package and morningstarfarms.com, the veggie sausages weigh in at 76% less fat than traditional pork sausage and are a good source of protein with only 80 calories per patty. Further nutritional information includes:
Total fat: 3g
Total carbohydrates: 3g
MorningStar Farms Sausage Patties also have a significant amount of the RDA of several vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin B12: 35%
Vitamin B6: 15%
I enjoyed that first package of MorningStar Farms Original Sausage Patties so much that I’ve since bought several more. It has quickly become a tasty addition to my low-carb breakfast routine.
Disclaimer: The author was not compensated in any way by the manufacturer or distributor of this product