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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
- 1 tablespoon Natural Grapeseed Oil
- 8 ounces smoked chicken sausage
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
- 3 cups low sodium chicken stock
- 3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon Seafood Seasoning
- 1/4 cup parsley
- Heat Natural Grapeseed Oil a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cooked until browned.
- Add bell pepper and garlic, and sauté for about 3 minutes.
- Add tomatoes and Cajun Seasoning; sauté until tomatoes are soft and begin to burst.
- Meanwhile, prepare grits. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in grits and cook for about 10 minutes or until tender.
- Stir in cheddar and Seafood Seasoning.
- Serve sausage and tomatoes over grits and garnish with parsley.
- 400 Calories (kcal)
- 19 Fat (g)
- 7 Saturated Fat (g)
- 37 Carbohydrates (g)
- 4 Fiber (g)
- 5 Sugar (g)
- 20 Protein (g)
- 65 Cholesterol (mg)
- 790 Sodium (mg)
This powerful breakfast is not only a good source of protein but is also very rich in vitamins and minerals. For example, B vitamins in it are useful for preventing cataracts and skin disorders, boosting immunity, eliminating weakness, regulating digestion, and improving the nervous system. They are also helpful in preventing migraine, heart disorders, gray hair, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Vitamin D in cheesy grit helps in calcium absorption and bone strengthening. Vitamin A helps in building eyesight and minerals such as iron are helpful in hemoglobin formation, muscle activity, and eliminating anemia. Potassium and sodium are electrolytes; phosphorus is helpful in tackling weakness, bone health, brain function, dental care, and metabolic issues.
Diets with high levels of protein have been known to be effective in reducing weight and this food has been one of the main contenders in weight loss. Studies and trials have shown that significant weight control was observed in people who regularly ate it. This can be attributed to its high protein content and low calories.
Its consumption has been found to be useful in controlling blood pressure as well. This was observed in people with hypertension though the diet was also comprised of nuts, low-fat dietary products, vegetables, and fruits.
Studies have found that in non-vegetarians, a higher consumption of red meat, pork/ham increased the risk of colorectal cancer, while in chicken related meals and fish eaters, the risk of developing this cancer in later life was reduced, although the evidence is not conclusive. It is also said to reduce the risk of colon cancer.
The amount of saturated fat and cholesterol found in red meat such as beef, pork, and lamb are much higher than the levels found in chicken, fish, and vegetables. Therefore, it is advised consuming chicken or fish instead of red meat for a lowered risk of cholesterol and subsequent heart disease development.
Consuming excess of this breakfast must be limited to normal levels, as excessive consumption can also lead to the development of heart disease
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