You might be wondering whether pork sausage is a South Beach Diet-friendly food. Unfortunately, most types of pork sausage are not recommended because of the higher saturated fat content, although you can enjoy this type of sausage on occasion once you’ve achieved your weight-loss goal.
Keep in mind that there are healthier sausage alternatives that may satisfy your appetite in the meantime. Look for low-fat turkey or chicken sausage with 3 to 6 grams of fat per 60 gram serving and enjoy it on any Phase. Another way to replace sausage in your diet is to try one of the meat-free substitutes. These are usually made with soy and often taste quite similar to the meaty versions. Try our savory Chicken Sausage with Roasted-Garlic Mustard (Phase 1), which makes a delicious addition to a whole-wheat pasta dish (Phase 2). Or, prepare our hearty Italian Egg-and-Sausage Casserole (Phase 1). Made with chicken or turkey sausage, it’s perfect for entertaining guests for a weekend brunch.