I eat a salad every day. Usually its the same thing..... lettuce, cucumber, grilled chicken, a little seasoning, feta cheese, cranberries. I am a creature of habit. I eat this every single day, either for lunch or for dinner, or sometimes for a snack. And before you ask...... no, I don't like tomatoes. Sometimes I add strawberries to my salad, and almonds, to make a summer salad. This works really well with a lemon dressing.
Yesterday I was craving my favorite apple sausages, by the Al Fresco brand. When I cook these sausages up, I usually just eat them on the side, with maybe a salad or some fruit as a side dish. Occasionally I cook them up with some peppers and onions and eat them that way. They are filling and delicious and sweet. I have tried apple sausages by numerous other brands and they just do not compare. I swear to you, these Al Fresco sausages are amazing (and they didnt pay me to say this, I promise!!). And to my GF readers and followers..... they are Gluten Free!!!
I wanted to have some sort of sausage lunch but couldnt decide what else I wanted. Salad? Maybe. Peppers and onions? Probably not. Fruit? Possibly, but we had grapes, plums, mandarin oranges and peaches. No strawberries. What on earth could I do with that combination? So I did what I do best (lol)...... I created a masterpiece.
I took out my romaine, my cucumber, my feta, my cranberries, my seasoning. I put a couple of things back. I pulled a few other things out and got to creating. I cooked up the sausages, just cooking the links until they were slightly browned in the pan. I sliced them up, and put one full sausage in the bowl with my lettuce and cucumber. Then I pulled out the plums. Yes, the plums. And I cut them up. And added them to my salad. I added my feta, I can't have a homemade salad without it. Then I got out the strawberry vinaigrette and drizzled a tiny bit on top.
O M G! It was sooooo good! Sweet, but savory, and full of flavor. And still healthy. Each sausage link is 160 calories and 14 grams of protein, so it was a high protein meal, with fairly low calories, but very filling. And delicious. And I WILL be making it again. YUM!