I sometimes hear from people who are afraid that they are going to have to give up a favorite food on the Nutrisystem diet and are finding that this is not acceptable to them and is making them hesitate to give the diet a real try. An example of a food that might be mentioned in this type of concern is sausage. You might hear a comment like: “I’m wondering if I’m going to have to give up sausage on Nutrisystem. I probably eat sausage three times per week and it is my favorite food. I like to have it for breakfast and sometimes on top of crackers for a snack. Is it allowed on the Nutrisystem diet? If so, how often?” I will address this concern below.
Look For The Diet’s Foods That Already Contain Sausage: Believe it or not, some of the foods on the menu do contain sausage and, since the company is providing this to you, then you don’t have to worry about eating it. The foods have been modified to be diet friendly so you don’t have to worry about eating them. A couple of examples of the foods that you might like are the egg and turkey sausage roll, the turkey sausage and egg muffin, the red beans and rice (which contains chicken and ouille sausage,) and Cajun style chicken and sausage (this one contains pork sausage,)
So that about covers it for the Nutrisystem meals that contain sausage. What would be left is if it’s allowed under the category of power fuels. See, you’re asked to add in fresh grocery additions to each meal. These are divided into categories. And the protein category which contains meats is the power fuel category. I took a look at the power fuel list and the items on it that are the closest to sausage are Canadian bacon and turkey pepperoni. Lean ham and lean beef are also on the list. Although sausage is not specifically on the list, I think that the key here is that the meat be lean and low in fat. If you could find a turkey or chicken sausage that fell under that category and you limited it to a small serving, then perhaps this would work.
I know that this person liked crackers and sausage for a snack. The diet does have prepackaged crackers on the menu so if you used those with a very small serving or low fat turkey pepperoni, you may the same taste in a more healthy, diet friendly package.