Breakfast. Before my Jenny Craig journey, I never made time for breakfast. Yes, I’d heard for a million years that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, but that wasn’t enough to get me cooking up an am meal.
True Story: I don’t eat eggs, which rules out about 85% of all options. And, when you’re trying to eat healthy sans eggs, it gets tricky as egg whites are EVERYWHERE.
When I started Jenny Craig, I began to eat breakfast because it was part of my meal plan. I was taking it like a prescription (eating only what my consultant recommended!) and that included breakfast. Jenny Craig has a few breakfast items that I’ve grown to love: cinnamon rolls, cinnamon french toast, the cranberry almond cereal – – yum! But, when you’re traveling constantly and you run out of Jenny breakfast, you have to get a little creative… which is where I came up with this idea.
I’ve been a fan of Morningstar sausage for a while now. You may remember seeing it in my famous lightened up waffled biscuits and gravy or in my healthier biscuits and gravy. The sausage-like meat-free patties are PERFECT for those looking to lighten things up in the morning. I love these!
Not only is this breakfast a delicious FILLING option when you’re freezer is empty, but it is also reminiscent of those fast-food breakfast from days past… only MUCH less greasy and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home!
Lightened Up Cheesy Sausage Biscuit
1/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix
2 Tbsp. skim milk
1 Morning Star sausage patty
1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese – Garlic and Herb flavor
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine your Bisquick and milk with a bowl scraper. The texture will be slightly crumbly and doughlike.
3. Knead the mixture 8-10 times just inside the bowl. Adding more Bisquick atop the mixture to make it less sticky to the touch. To knead, if you have never done it before, simple using a folding technique where you are folding the dough in half and pressing down against the bowl firmly and repeatedly until you’ve folded it over 10 times. Form into a biscuit shape.
4. Bake the biscuit on a baking sheet prepared with cooking spray for about 11-13 minutes.
5. Cook your frozen sausage on a microwave-safe plate for 70 seconds. Note: I’ve used both the regular and the hot and spicy versions of this sausage. Both delish!
6. Slice your biscuit in half horizontally to create your sandwich.
7. Spread with a wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese. I used garlic and herb today, but I’ve used spicy pepper jack flavor as well.
8. Place your sausage inside the biscuit halves and get ready to enjoy!
Per entire recipe serving:
CAL 265; CARB 32g; FAT 7g; SAT FAT 2g; PROT 16g; FIB 1g; SUG 6g
WW Points Plus: 7; WW Smart Points: 8