Summer time means BBQ and it wouldn’t be a BBQ without a sausage. Sausages are a processed meat so are generally high in fat and salt. While they’ll never be a health food, if you’re looking for a healthier sausage, here’s some options.
Mad Butcher Italian Sausages
If you live near a Mad Butcher, then their Italian sausages are one of the lowest fat, and lowest sodium sausages I found. According to MyFitnessPal, 2 of these sausages contain 718kj, 5g of total fat, including 2g of saturated fat. They were high in protein compared to other sausages, containing 28g of protein and much lower in sodium with 330mg of sodium.
Hellers 95% Fat Free Beef Sausages
These sausages contain 70% beef mixed with wheat cereal and soy protein which I imagine would be used to bulk out the sausage and lower the fat content. Per 100g the sausages contain 593kj,15g protein, 5g of total fat including 1.5g of saturated fat and 800mg sodium. See the Hellers website for more information.
Bean Supreme Vegetarian Sausage
Ok, so it’s not technically a “real” sausage, but in terms of fat and sodium content, Bean Supreme vegetarian sausages scores pretty well in terms of the nutrition of sausages. Made from tofu, these sausages contain 700kj, 9g of total fat, including 1.6g saturated fat, 15g of protein and 375mg of sodium. You can find more information on this product via the Bean Supreme website.
Hellers Venison Sausages
These sausages contain 60% venison mixed with pork. Per 100g, the sausages contain 836kj, 14.4g protein, 12.4 g fat, including 5.6g saturated fat and 778mg of sodium. See the Hellers website for more information.