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High meat content sausages?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Caeseji, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to pick the brains of some fellow Brits but has anyone got any recommendations for the above in the supermarkets? Gonna be scouting out a decent butcher soon but just for now I was wondering.

    Thanks!
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I use Aldi Cumberland @ 3.4g for 2 sausages but I can only eat one.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Most supermarkets have good quality own brand sausages that are pretty low carb and high meat.

    Anything from 1.5g per 100g to 0.5g per 100g

    Sainsburys taste the difference are good about 1.4g I think, M&S do outdoor bread 97% sausages at 0.6g per 100g. Waitrose 1 free range are 1.4g per 100g

    Just be careful when they have stuff added, or are Lincolnshire or Cumberland as they are usually higher in carbs.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Heck sausages, 97 % meat, 0.8 grams per 2 grilled sausages and gluten free..
     
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    welovedzig Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have just changed from Heck to Waitrose, very good indeed. Take care with butchers, they do not usually have ALL the ingredients listed. (our award winning ones don't)
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips all! I'll be sure to keep a look out on the ol' ingredients list!
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Waitrose free range Cumberland sausages are my favourite. 1.5g carbs per 2 sausages.
     
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    Heck, Black Farmers, Tescos Finest.
    I pick gluten free ones, and all of those fit the bill.

    Our local butcher does a fab GF Lincolnshire sausage. They are high meat, but I don’t know exactly how high. All I can say is that they don’t send my bg high, so I can eat 2 or 3 of them.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Yes. Some are better than others. So need to check the nutrient breakdown.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I make our snags, I know what goes into them that way.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    All the biggies have highmeat content - usually in the "extra Special", "finest" or whatever ranges. Just be a bit careful of the additional flavourings if you're looking to go very ninja on this as things like caramelised red onion and the like dont detract from the quality of the mean, but just add in a few 9albeit tasty) carbs.

    @Tipetoo - I often toy with making our sausages, but we don't eat enough to really get the decent practise in to the technique, but it would help as our butcher;s gluten free sausages are dire. Totally without flavour and a pappy pink mush inside.

    The butcher is excellent and states up front that they buy in their GF products as they are worried about cross contamination, despite their would be best efforts. They're a great bunch, and I have offered to be their guinea pig, if they decide to give it a go, but I won't be buying any more of those frozen pink things!
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    We looked for sausages after our local butcher closed, and settled on those from the co-op -sold in packs of 6, and fairly pricy, so best to stock up when there is an offer on - they freeze well and don't alter their flavour.
     
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    johnme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to live in France and find this subject in the UK a real pain. Standards have dropped through the floor. Our French butcher used to take steak and mince it for steak haché. He made sausages from meat. In December he would supply home made charcuterie and sauerkraut. Here, I feel like we’ve lost the plot.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I think you'll find that any half decent butcher in the UK would mince up some steak for you. My local guy makes his own black pudding and other bits that sell out in hours .. Well I say local its about a 10 mile drive but we go once a week and stock up. His ducks breasts are also tastier and cheaper than the ones we used to get in France!
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I like the Heck 97% and gluten free sausages. 0.8g per 2 sausages. Mr Blue hates them so we have to buy two types.
     
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  17. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sausages are on my primal ban list. I simply don’t trust anything that includes multiple ingredients and wasn’t made with my own hands. I’m even considering giving up bacon altogether, but I may need electric shock therapy for that one to sink in :nailbiting:
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I think if you're used to the lower meat content ones, the 97% meat ones have a completely different texture. But another vote for Heck 97% and Waitrose high meat content free range pork sausages - I generally buy the mini ones.

    I also buy chorizo sausages, many of which are fatty pork and not much else, but you definitely have to check their ingredients.

    I have to do all my shopping online,so it's fairly easy to check nutritional values & ingredients, but I think it's also well worth doing some checking online anyway before doing your "live" shopping.

    Robbity
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    You will need your own farm , Jim so that you can make your own milk, cheese, butter, sausages, bacon and eggs etc. :D
     
  20. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s not a bad idea. Farmer Jim :D
     
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