Sometimes I crave things that are not good for me. Things that are bad for me. High in calories and fat. We all do! And that’s okay! Instead of giving in and eating really bad and feeling bad afterwards, I often times try to find ways to make those less than stellar meals better. It’s true that you can’t give every single naughty dish a golden halo, but you can reduce this and cut that and trim a little here and there. This Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauerkraut and Potatoes is a fine example.
Okay, so on to the recipe! The products I used in this recipe make the difference in the nutrition. The Bubbies Sauerkraut is my husband’s favorite, and because of the way it’s made, it’s not so sour, I actually don’t mind eating (because honestly, I hate sauerkraut). It’s also lower in sodium than typical sauerkraut. I make these Reuben Sandwiches with Bubbies all. the. time. and everyone in my family cheers! Their pickles are also really yummy!
So go ahead and indulge in this recipe, just don’t make it every week! And be sure to drink lots of water, because yes, the sodium content is quite high. Relax though, because if you’re eating right most of the time, it’s OK to get a little crazy now and then. Trust me.
Recipe adapted from Real Simple.