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202
Calories 
12g
Carbs 
7g
Fat 
18g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

One of the questions I receive most often is some version of, what do you eat for dinner when you have hardly any time to cook? When it isn’t cereal or a piece of toast covered in avocado, it usually is some version of greens, chicken sausage, peppers, onions and whatever spices and flavors strike my fancy. Sometimes I add marinara sauce and eat it over pasta or spaghetti, other times it’s lots of garlic and served over cauliflower puree, it may be poblanos or jalapenos for a spicy version, or even sometimes teriyaki sauce for an Asian spin. Either way, here is the basic recipe that gets me started. In terms of the points and nutritional info, this will vary greatly depending on the chicken sausage you use so make sure to check the stats.

Prep Time

Simple Supper: Sausage, Spinach, and Peppers

3
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

2
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 U low fat chicken sausage, sliced or removed from casing and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup onion, sliced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 U green pepper, sliced
  • 4 cups spinach

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 sausage and 1 cup veggies (199g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
12%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 65mg
22%
Sodium 531mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a saute pan.
  2. Add the sausage to the olive oil and saute until browned to your liking. Pull out and set aside. I like to add the sausage to the oil at the beginning for two reasons. First it flavors the oil and thus the veggies during the rest of the cooking. Secondly, I like my sausage to be browned and that never seems to happen once I add the moisture from the veggies.
  3. Add the onions, garlic, pepper, and spices to the pan. Saute until the onions become soft. Then add the spinach or other greens and cook for 1-2 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Return the sausage to the pan and stir together. Add any sauce if you are using it and serve.
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Notes

If at anytime your veggies begin to burn, just add a touch of chicken broth to the pan and this will prevent further burning.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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