No Cook Bariatric Meal: Chicken Sausage and Pineapple Skewers

Steph Wagner

July 17, 2019

No Cook Bariatric Meal

Pre-cooked chicken sausage with fresh pineapple chunks threaded on skewers and grilled for low carb bariatric surgery recipe

Chicken Sausage and Pineapple Skewers

 

Pre-cooked sausage for a no cook bariatric meal

Okay, full disclosure, this is nearly a no cook meal because the meat itself was already cooked. I still count this is a no cook bariatric meal! However, I DID thread it on a skewer and grill it to heat it and bring out more flavor.

There is a great variety of pre-cooked chicken sausage on the market today. The brand I used in particular was from Aldi. In fact, I use grocery delivery and have my groceries delivered to my door. I know, it’s a tough life I live!

You can do this same recipe with several flavors or chicken sausage. You could also change what you thread on the skewer: bell peppers, onions, grape tomatoes. I used fresh pineapple this time and it was delicious but a word on that too.

You can use fresh pineapple and purchase pre-cut to save time or you can use canned if they are in their natural juices (not heavy syrup).

Italian Chicken Sausage purchased at Aldi for no cook bariatric surgery recipe Italian Chicken Sausage purchased at Aldi for no cook bariatric surgery recipe

More chicken than pineapple

The grilled pineapple was a great addition to the chicken sausage but you’ll notice I used much more chicken than I did pineapple. This was for two reasons.

1 – Limit the carbohydrate intake from the pineapple

2- Focus on the filling protein more than the fruit

In my bariatric coaching I recommend eating two bites of protein to every one bite of vegetable. This allows you to fill up on protein that keeps you full longer. Instead of focusing on set portion sizes or gram counting, I like to focus on a ratio of 2:1 protein to vegetable then listen to fullness cues and stop at the first sign of satiety.

I also recommend having fruit at just one meal per day here is a blog more about fruit after weight loss surgery

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Pre-cooked chicken sausage with fresh pineapple chunks threaded on skewers and grilled for low carb bariatric surgery recipe

No Cook Meal: Chicken Sausage and Pineapple Skewers

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Grill, No Cook
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 101
Author: Steph Wagner
Cost: $1.35 per serving
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Ingredients

  • 4 links pre-cooked chicken sausage
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

Instructions

  • Heat an outdoor grill to medium high heat.
  • Cut chicken sausage links into 1 inches pieces. Cut pineapple if not already cut. Thread onto skewers using two chicken sausage to every one piece of pineapple.
  • Grill on each side for 4 minutes. Remove from heat, then from skewers and serve.
  • *Alternation: brush a low sugar barbecue sauce over skewers before grilling

Notes

Recommend pairing with a vegetable for a more rounded meal.
This recipe makes 4 servings. One serving is one link and approximately 1/4 cup of pineapple. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2.5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 871mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
No Cook Meal: Chicken Sausage and Pineapple Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.5g4%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 871mg38%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 371IU7%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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