Choosing a sausage biscuit

| December 14, 2012

Frozen food can get a bad rap in discussions of healthy eating, especially when it comes to foods that are already seen as a bit unhealthy, like sausage. But you may find that some of the options available are at least preferable to their fast food counterparts. Here are some of the more popular options.

Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits (2)

Calories: 280
Fat: 14 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 550 mg
Carbs: 29 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 9 g

Aunt Jemima Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit (1)

Calories: 340
Fat: 21 g
Cholesterol: 110 mg
Sodium: 830 mg
Carbs: 27 g
Fiber: <1 g
Protein: 12 g

Jimmy Dean Sausage Biscuit Sandwich (1)

Calories: 330
Fat: 22 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 830 mg
Carbs: 28 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 8 g

Rudy’s Farm Sausage Biscuit (1)

Calories: 280
Fat: 18 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 520 mg
Carbs: 21 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 8 g

While Odom’s Tennessee Pride is easily the healthiest frozen sausage biscuit on this list, giving you two biscuits for a healthier meal than some of the others do with one, you may not be able to find it at your local grocery store. Use your discretion, and try to avoid added cheese and eggs if you want to keep your cholesterol and fat content down.

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily nutritional intakes are: Fat – 65 g; Saturated Fat – 20 g; Cholesterol – 300 mg; Sodium – 2400 mg; Potassium – 3500 mg; Carbohydrates – 300 g; Fiber – 25 g; Protein – 50 g.

Consult a nutritionist or doctor for more information on your personal recommended daily nutritional intake.