Sausage Stir-fry

By Liz Krieger

My laziness has manifested in a new way: I’ve developed a new obsession with precooked sausages. I am deeply enjoying all the organic, turkey- and chicken-based ones you can find at the store these days. Whether they’re spiked with feta and spinach, apples and sage, or peppers and Parmesan—they’re a great, protein-packed addition to a meal without the intimidation factor of many meats. The ones I chose were low in total cholesterol but super high in flavor—seriously delicious stuff. And did I mentioned they’re precooked?


I started by tossing some garlic, chopped peppers (red, yellow, green), onions, and mushrooms into a skillet coated with a few sprays of Smart Balance® Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray. Then I added my sliced roasted-garlic chicken sausage. Meanwhile, I opted for the lazy-woman’s grain, whole-wheat cous cous (it’s done in five minutes) and stirred everything together. I added just a pinch of kosher salt because the sausage is salty enough (a higher sodium level is it’s one downfall). All in all, it was so easy and delicious, and I was proud that I went recipe-free. I think that one of the other things that sort of keeps me from cooking is this feeling that I don’t have a recipe, or that I’m somehow incompetent without one. But I feel more confident having gone without a net, as it were, and except for some ringing in my ears, I’m no worse for the wear!

More Articles You May Find Interesting

Help for Boring Breakfasts

Q: What are some heart-healthy and filling breakfast ideas, other than plain old oatmeal? A: Rise and dine! Starting your day with a heart-healthy breakfast can set you on the right track for the...

Healthy Recipe Attempt #1: The Salad that Became A Taco

There’s no question that the person most excited about the commencement of this blog is my husband. When we met nearly four years ago, he knew very, very well how little I cooked, and how generally...

Healthier cornbread

Cornbread is one of those foods that makes everything you serve with it taste better. And yet for those of us conscious about fat, cholesterol, and sodium, it’s also often one of those foods that’s...