Friday, January 7, 2011

FFH Dinner

Fast, Frugal, Healthy

That’s my mantra for weeknight dinners. I’d love to create more elaborate meals from scratch, but in reality I have about 20 minutes to assemble something and get it on the table.

This was a tasty combination we had last night. Normally the Al Fresco Chicken Sausage is $5.69 a package at Publix. They were on BOGO sale last week, and I had four $2/1 coupons making it $3.40 for 4 packages ($.85 each). Needless to say, there’s a lot of chicken sausage that needs to used up in the Blondie household.

Chicken Sausage, baby spinach, apple, blue cheese, honey, and reduced-fat crescent rolls


Sprinkle with salt and pepper, a dash of cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey

I tried every angle…there was really no way to make it look appealing at this stage.

[Insert your joke here]

Then roll ‘em up and put them on a baking sheet coated with Pam (the honey oozes and you might not get them off otherwise).


Bake at 425° for 15 minutes (I covered mine with foil about half way through because the tops were browning too fast)


Nothing fancy, they’re really just big pigs in a blanket. I know I've got some of you cringing at my use of canned dough, but in my world getting a fruit, veggie and lean protein into my husband and toddler = nutritional win!

Paired with a side salad, it was a crowd pleaser. The whole meal worked out to about 550 calories.


I still have 3 more packages of chicken sausage to use up. Anyone have some creative ideas beyond sausage and pepper subs or spaghetti topper?

And a big thanks to y’all for all your kind comments about getting a running group started. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head right now. I’ll keep you updated as it comes together. I hope to have something going by the end of the spring.

8 comments:

  1. Did you write this for me? ;)

    You could do some egg white & sausage quesadillas. We love anything in a tortilla at my house!

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  2. I like that idea. Anything with a little cheese is a hit here too.

    I'm all about working some convenience items into my meal plans. They still turn out a million times better for you than the alternatives an a busy night.....take-out and pre-packaged dinners.

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  3. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000001634749

    This is one of our favorite chicken sausage recipes! If the link doesn't work for some reason, it's the zucchini, sausage and feta casserole from Cooking Light.

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  4. I've cut up the sausages and tossed them with cheese ravioli and alfredo sauce. Not really the healthiest meal, but it's simple.

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  5. Do you like black bean soup? I cook mine in the crock pot. 2 cans black beans, rotel tomatoes, corn, and sliced sausage, cumin, and some ground red pepper. Let it simmer all day and serve with tortillas and cheese.

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  6. Can I come over for dinner? That actually looks so good to me right now...lol!

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  7. Do you like black bean soup? I cook mine in the crock pot. 2 cans black beans, rotel tomatoes, corn, and sliced sausage, cumin, and some ground red pepper. Let it simmer all day and serve with tortillas and cheese.

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