So the other night we grilled turkey kielbasa, and served it on whole wheat rolls with grilled onions. Doesn’t sound diet friendly does it? (Note: I didn’t have the bun.)
Just a tip here, but if you have a craving, indulge it! You can always lighten the calories by switching some of the high fat and calorie items with lower fat versions.
Turkey kielbasa, in most cases, is lower in fat and calories than pork or beef. Trade out that white flour bun for a whole wheat bun. Use low fat cheese. You get the idea.
Anyway, I’ve strayed from the original recipe. I had leftover kielbasa and found this recipe on RecipeZaar submitted by Mysterygirl.
I took this for lunch today, and my hubby had it with chips (yes, chips) and some sour cream for dinner. Pretty darn tasty for leftovers!
- 12 ounces smoked low-fat turkey sausage, chopped (we used kielbasa)
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 1 tomato chopped (my addition)
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion or sweet onion
- 2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1 clove garlic, minced (my addition, sorry I’m a garlic fiend)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Saute sausage 8 minutes or until cooked through. Drain well.
- In a large bowl, whisk mustard & vinegar.
- Whisk in the oil.
- Add remaining ingredients and toss well.
- Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.
Calories from Fat 170 (70%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 18.9g 29%
Saturated Fat 7.2g 35%
Monounsaturated Fat 6.8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 50mg 16%
Sodium 578mg 24%
Potassium 250mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4.1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Protein 13.6g 27%