Thursday, February 23, 2012

my version of a sausage biscuit

Anyone else love those breakfast sausage biscuits from McDonald's? Anyone even willing to admit it.  I do!  They 'stick to your ribs'. After one of those I don't need to eat for hours. And...breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- But I don't like how bad they are for you.  

So here's my version -- granted, still not the healthiest, but better.  Takes almost no prep time -- seriously ripping open a couple packages and throwing something into the oven and microwave. It's high in protein and a moderate amount of calories.  AND -- real biscuits.

 Have you seen these mini biscuits? They're real, you get that biscuit flavor and texture but better portion control.

The biscuits take 17 minutes in a 350 degree oven, and the sausage 70 seconds in the microwave.
 Serving size is two biscuits, we only use one.  It's enough, you get that biscuit flavor with just one.  So using one biscuit and two turkey sausages your calorie intake is 210 kcal, 10 fat gams, 14.5 protein g  & 11 carbs.
I'm not claiming it's a health food, but it's a better choice than the McDonald's sausage biscuit (430 kcal, 27 fat grams, 34 carbs & 11 g protein).  Even if you are one of those people who never ever crave them.

The kids love them too!


  1. I make my own version of an egg mcmuffin! It's so good too. I will have to try yours as well.


  2. Yum! I too make my own version of the McMuffin with Spicy sausage and low carb english muffins soooo good.

  3. Yum! I used to be super addicted to McDonald's sausage biscuits. And to make it worse they're usually on the dollar menu and sometimes they have a deal going where you get a sausage biscuit with a hashbrown. My morning ritual was to drop the kids off at school and then go to McDonald's to get a cup of coffee...and....oh well as long as they're giving away something for a dollar how can I turn that down?? So daily I had one of them. This is a great idea you have to save money too by making your own. I actually eat the sausage you have pictured a lot but I just don't eat the biscuit. The sausage is great if you're low carbing. I still want the biscuit though!! lol

  4. Looks Yummy I will have to try it when I can eat it, just had surgery 4 days ago. :)

  5. That sounds like a great alternative! :)