Foil packets can be prepared on a BBQ, the campfire, or an oven making them the perfect summer meal. A mix of veggies, potatoes, lean chicken sausages, and simple herbs and spices make these pouches flavour packed and nutrient dense!
I love foil packets for a simple summer meal because they:
While chicken sausages are a more processed protein selection, they are a convenient choice to level up the classic summer meals we all know and love. Costco has a great selection of lean turkey or chicken sausages with the Feta & Spinach Sausages from Connie's Kitchen being the perfect choice for these Mediterranean inspired foil packets.
When choosing a sausage, opt for a lean protein. A lean protein choice is one with >15g of protein and <10g of fat per serving. The brand Connie's Kitchen and Freybe from Costco are amongst my favorite lean sausage selections.
Most grocery stores carry a variety of sausages so you can mix it up with different flavour combos for your foil packets. For example, make it Ukrainian with a pairing of cabbage, onions, potatoes, and lean turkey sausage with a dollop of sour cream after grilling.
* alternatively, spritz the mixture with some non-stick olive oil or canola oil spray
Note: this recipe makes one serving so adjust the recipe accordingly or let guests assemble their own!
FATS. I relied on the fats in the sausage and olive oil. Other fat choices might include adding a dollop of hummus or spinkle of feta after baking
FIBRE-FILLED CARBS: I used sweet potatoes for this recipe but you could substitute for any potato you have on hand or leave the potatoes out for a lower carbohydrate option.
PROTEIN: The chicken sausage supplied the protein in this recipe. If you are looking for extra protein try adding a dollop of homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki after baking!
VOLUME: I used classic Greek vegetables include purple onion, cherry tomatoes, pepper, and zucchini. You could try eggplant or purple cabbage!
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