Peppercorn Food Company Competition (Sponsored)
Although the thought of a charred, greasy sausage thrown on a slice of refined white bread slathered with tomato sauce, makes my inner Nutritionist cringe, it is possible to BBQ the Aussie way whilst also creating a healthy family meal.
Ideally a healthy meal will include half (non-starchy) veggies or salad, one quarter lean protein, one quarter low GI/ high fibre grains, cereals or starchy veg, plus a calcium rich side and a side of fruit.
Many commercial sausages and burgers are high in total and saturated fat, salt and other additives, preservatives and fillers. The Peppercorn Food Company produces a range of sausage and burgers that are a healthier option than your regular varieties. Their products are gluten free, with no artificial colours, flavours, or additives, they have only 3g saturated fat (per 100g – which is darn good for sausages and burgers) and moderate amounts of sodium (450mg/100g – less than some bread!).
Depending on your age and gender the recommended number of servings of lean meat or alternative across the day ranges from 1 serve for children and up to 3 ½ serves for pregnant women, with a serving of lean meat being equal to 65g cook lean red meat or 80g cooked lean poultry - which is actually less than 1 sausage! Keep this in mind the next time you are plating up meals for your family.
(Other servings of meat or alternative include: 100g cooked fish, 2 eggs, 1 cup lentils, beans or pulses, or 30g of nuts and seeds)
Alternatively try different cooking methods such as braising, boiling or baking. Try these Devilled Sausages or this Italian Sausage Bake.
The Peppercorn Range, includes extra lean beef, pork and chicken sausages (my favourite are the Italian Style), chipolatas, extra lean beef and angus burgers, and extra lean beef and pork meatloaf. All their products are gluten free, with no artificial colours, flavours, or additives; they have only 3g saturated fat (per 100g) and a modest 450mg of sodium (per 100g).
By the way, their sausages and burgers come in biodegradable and compostable packaging!! Nice work Peppercorn =)
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2. Leave a comment below and tell us: what’s your favourite dinner using sausages?
Competition opens Monday February 17, 2014 and closes 11.59pm Friday February 27, 2014. Open to Australian residents only. Prize pack will be issued only to Australian capital city residence, a winner residing outside of these areas will be issued an alternative prize to equal value. Only one entry per person. The winner will be announced here at The Kids Menu (via Comment on this post), as well as on The Kids Menu Facebook Page no later than 5.00pm Monday March 3, 2014, and contacted using the email address provided with their entry. For full terms and conditions see our Disclosure page.