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4 Reasons Sausage is the Best Protein Option for Everyday Dinners

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Apr 2, 2018 9:04:00 AM



Getting enough protein can be tough. The average adult needs 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram per day, which works out to about 10% of your daily calories. Meat is an excellent source of protein but cooking with meat can be time-consuming and expensive.

If you’re looking for a protein-heavy dinner option, look no further than sausage. Premium sausage is ideal for working more protein into your daily diet…and here’s why.

  1. Sausage is Protein Packed with Flavor

    The problem with many plant- and animal-based proteins is that they tend to be a little bland. Who hasn’t had enough boring chicken breasts to last the rest of their life? Sausage offers a complexity of flavor few other meats can. It’s compact, it’s bold, and it doesn’t need a lot of oil or sauce to satisfy. It’s delicious on its own!

  2. Sausage is Ideal for a Low-Carb Diet

    Avoiding carbs is hard. They’re in everything from pasta to potatoes, and most pre-made meals that contain protein also come with an overly generous portion of carbohydrates. Sausage is so flavorful, no carbs are needed to turn it into a hearty, satisfying meal. At Papa Cantella’s, we love to pair sausage with low-carb sides like roasted brussels sprouts, grilled vegetables, or our go-to, Papa Cantella’s Cauliflower Mash! (We always keep at least one package in the freezer.)

  3. Sausage Fits into a “No Red Meat” Diet

    Sausage is incredibly versatile. Of course, pork sausage has been and will always be the “classic” sausage, but almost any premium cut of meat can be made into delicious sausage! In fact, some of Papa Cantella’s most popular sausages are our “alternative” sausages made without pork or beef, including our herby Turkey Italian and our sweet-and-savory Chicken Apple.

  4. Sausage is Quick and Easy

    When we think “everyday dinners,” we think easy. If you ask us, there’s nothing easy about trussing and basting a chicken or deveining two pounds of shrimp! Sausage is easy. It’s already chock-full of delicious, taste-bud-tickling flavors and it’s also simple to prepare. We love the flexibility of sausage because whatever we have in mind – a grill out, a quick pan sear, a soup – it’s easy to incorporate more protein. Anything that makes our hectic lives easier, especially when it comes to feeding our families fast, is a win in our book!

When you think sausage, think Papa Cantella’s. We’ve been making premium sausage for decades and our customers keep coming back because they know when they buy Papa C’s, they’re buying high-quality ingredients and carefully considered flavor.

Papa Cantella’s premium sausages are the perfect addition to your high-protein diet because they’re simple, easy, and cost-effective. Best of all…they’re delicious! Don’t waste one more minute wondering what you’re going to have for dinner.

You’re having Papa C’s!


Topics: Sausage, Protein