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Today I made some yummy and filling pancakes. Breakfast is always hard for me because I don’t like to eat when I first get up. After looking in the fridge and finding some browned ground turkey I had a plan. I made the turkey into breakfast sausage and made some Trim Healthy Pancake batter (page 223 in the Trim Healthy Mama book). I’m going to share with you how I made my sausage and my sausage pancakes. 

I put my pre-cooked ground turkey into a small skillet. I used a good handful of it, don’t you like my precise measurements? ;-) I added to the turkey a little water, homemade sugar-free brown sugar (Gwen has a great recipe), sage, marjoram and salt and pepper. You could add a few red pepper flakes if you like, but I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy. I cooked it on medium heat until it was heated well while my blender did the work to make my low carb/ low fat pancakes. 

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 As the sausage finished up I began to heat my griddle on medium heat. I then took my sausage and put it into little piles on the griddle. I only made 3 pancakes because that was the most I could eat. I think I ended up eating a little over 2. 

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I then poured my batter over the sausage. The edges took on the shape of my sausage pile so it looked more like flowers (if you’re really imaginative).

 photo THMSausagepancakes03_zps2d90c16a.jpgSince my edges all oozed together I had to take my spatula and cut through the joined places. I want you to know that we are just simple home cooks here and though we like our food photography to look nice, we want to keep it real too. Yes, I have weird looking pancakes, but they taste awesome!

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 I had only greased the griddle with a tiny bit of butter (I mean really tiny) and din’t have any issues with them sticking. Often with gluten free and different flours sticking can be a real issue. 

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 These pancakes were really light and satisfying. What a great way to start the day! What do you do to your pancakes to make them special?

Turkey Breakfast Sausage-- E
Serves 1
This is for an individual serving
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
242 calories
7 g
89 g
14 g
22 g
4 g
104 g
227 g
5 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242
Calories from Fat 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 89mg
Sodium 227mg
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup Browned Ground Turkey *
  2. 1 tsp Sugar Free Brown Sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp Sage
  4. a dash of Marjoram
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste
  6. 2 T. Water
  7. optional: Red Pepper Flakes to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in small skillet and heat over medium heat until heated through.
  2. *If you use ground turkey (or any other lean ground meat) that is less that 96% fat free, make sure you rinse it after you brown it to get the excess fat off.
  1. If you wanted to do this with raw turkey I would add the spices as it was finished browning.
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or my Lyme diet I typically try to avoid sugars other than those that are naturally in fruit, and even those I limit. However there are a couple cases where I make exceptions out of convenience or for a treat.



If you’ve not heard of Izze it is a sparkling juice, made with only a few natural and healthy ingredients and no added sugar. To me Izze tastes like the ultimate soda. It is higher in sugar than what I usually eat, but a large apple has about 23 grams of sugar and this does not have much more. I also never have any negative affects after drinking it so I feel it’s fine. I’ve tried both the sparkling peach and clementine and have loved both. Recently I was able to pick and eat a few fresh and juicy blackberries which is making me want to try the sparkling blackberry flavor soon. If you want to find Izze near you click here, or you can buy them on Amazon


Uber Bars

Uber bars are made by the same company as Larabars. I tend to avoid Larabars because they have more sugar than I want to use on an energy bar, I would rather have fruit or an Izze, however Uber bars have more than half the sugars as Larabars. Uber bars do have honey, which I typically avoid as well as any other non-fruit sugars but I think in moderation it’s alright occasionally. So far I’ve only tried the Bananas Foster, but it tasted amazing and is a wonderful treat! I’m hoping to try the Coconut Macaroon flavor soon. You can buy Uber Bars in bulk on Amazon.


Pei Wei’s Vietnamese Rolls

These amazing rolls from Pei Wei were simply amazing! They are filled with chicken, veggies, rice noodles, and peanuts. I always eat mine with the sweet chili dipping sauce, which must have some sugar in it but I figure it’s not that much compared to fruit. Be warned though, the sweet chili dipping sauce is actually spicy, but really good! My mom does not tend to like anything spicy but whenever we go to Pei Wei we get these rolls and end up putting a lot of the sweet chili sauce on our rolls because it just tastes so good, but the our mouths feel like they are on fire. It is worth it though, these things are filled with so much good Asian flavor that I highly recommend them. One order is large enough for a meal, however my mom and I tend to split it and eat it as either an appetizer or snack.

All three of these things I would highly recommend if they are within your diet limitations. They always make me really happy and I look forward to them every time I know I’m going to get one. What are some of your favorite healthy treats?


Reposted from my blog, Lavender and Honey.