Healthy Apple-Sausage Strata Breakfast Casserole

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Happy Apple-Sausage Breakfast Strata
HG's Happy Apple-Sausage Breakfast Strata

Hakuna Ma' Strata

Sweet, savory, and super sized... What's not to love about this multi-serving morning meal? Prep it in the evening, and pop it in the oven in the a.m.!

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Chill: 4 hours

12 slices light bread
9 oz. (about 3 links) fully cooked chicken sausage with 8g fat or less per 3-oz. serving (like the kind by Applegate Organics), sliced into coins
3 cups peeled and thinly sliced Granny Smith apples
2 cups egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
1 1/2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk
1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Lightly toast bread. Cut into cubes, and place in a large bowl.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage coins until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the large bowl.

Remove skillet from heat; clean, if needed. Re-spray and return to medium-high heat. Cook and stir apples until lightly browned and slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer to the large bowl.

In another large bowl, combine egg whites/substitute, almond milk, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Add this mixture to the first large bowl, and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. (Overnight works well.) 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" X 13" baking dish with nonstick spray.

Pour mixture into baking dish. Bake until top has lightly browned and strata is cooked through, about 45 minutes.

Sprinkle with cheese, and bake until melted, about 5 minutes.


Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
Calories: 283
Fat: 8.5g
Sodium: 835mg
Carbs: 27.5g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 26g

PointsPlus® value 7*

Fight it! Apple Sausage Strata, Average
Apple Sausage Strata, Average

Forget Me Strat'

The conundrum: You wanna whip up a crowd-friendly breakfast that isn't dripping with fat and excess calories... but you also want it to taste decadent and be happily devoured by all. Further complicating the problem, you're looking for something that won't require you to spend the entire morning chopping, whisking, and mixing away. A sausage breakfast strata meets almost all of your requirements. The only issue? The average recipe comes with a sky-high calorie count. Well, before you turn to some random calorie-clogged recipe -- or worse, settle for a giant skillet of rubbery scrambled eggs with a pile of fatty sausage links -- allow us to submit our strata for your consideration. It's got all the things you're after: indulgent taste, impressive stats, and a low-maintenance morning method. Bonus? It tastes incredible. So let yourself get carried away with our strata recipe. Breakfast is served!

Serving Size: 1 piece
Calories: 475
Fat: 30g
Sodium: 1,120mg
Carbs: 28g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 25.5g

PointsPlus® value 13*


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