Many members have asked whether pork sausage is a South Beach Diet-friendly food. Unfortunately, most types of pork sausage are not recommended because of the 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 also 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). It’s perfect for entertaining guests for a weekend brunch.