SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnsonville Sausage today announced the launch of its new Pork and Chicken Sausage – available in Traditional Brat and Mild Italian – just in time for the official start of summer. These new sausage varieties have 50 percent less fat and are now available at select retailers nationwide.
"At Johnsonville, we know there is nothing like a summer cookout with family and friends," said Amber Brandimarte, Johnsonville senior brand manager. "We also know many folks are looking for better-for-you options to enjoy on the grill. We're so excited we finally have what people have been looking for – the amazing flavor of Johnsonville, with half the fat. There's just nothing else like it!"
Managing weight and getting in shape for summer doesn't have to mean sacrificing the flavor you love, agrees Dietitian Sarah-Jane Bedwell. She recommends keeping protein a staple at each meal, to help increase satisfaction and reduce the desire to snack.
"Single-serving protein sources, such as a container of low-fat yogurt, a 100-calorie pack of nuts or a link of Johnsonville Pork & Chicken Sausage, are excellent ways to keep calories in check while getting the perfect amount of protein," said Bedwell.
Johnsonville Pork & Chicken Sausage is made with a lively blend of herbs and spices, as well as the freshest cuts of pork, blended with naturally lean chicken. Traditional Brat and Mild Italian are two delicious options perfect for summer grilling. Both new products have 50 percent less fat and zero grams trans fat.
Bedwell also reminds folks that healthy eating can be a good way to keep mealtime interesting. She recommends seeking out new items when grocery shopping, to mix up the menu. For example, try topping a favorite protein with seasonal veggies to add some color and crunch to your dish. Johnsonville's Summer Salad Relish brings a unique twist to Johnsonville's Pork & Chicken Mild Italian Sausage.
Summer Salad Relish
What you need
- 2 cups romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
- 4 strips turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 medium avocado, peeled and cubed
- 1/4 cup red wine vinaigrette
- In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients.
- Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat.
- Enjoy with Johnsonville Pork & Chicken Mild Italian or Johnsonville Chicken Sausage Three Cheese Italian Style.
In addition to the new Pork & Chicken Sausage, Johnsonville also offers four varieties of fully cooked Chicken Sausage. Available in Cajun, Three Cheese Italian Style, Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese and Apple, these fully cooked sausages also offer 50 percent less fat, but 100 percent of the Johnsonville flavor consumers have appreciated for more than 65 years.
Johnsonville Pork & Chicken Sausage is now available in select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.49. Johnsonville fully cooked Chicken Sausage is available at retailers nationwide, for a suggested retail price of $4.49.
For more information on these new products, as well as cooking tips, recipes, nutrition tips and more, visit www.johnsonville.com.
About Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage is the No. 1 national brand of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage links. Johnsonville employs approximately 1,300 members. Each member takes ownership of product quality to ensure the excellence and "Big Flavor" of Johnsonville Sausage. Founded in 1945 by Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today. www.johnsonville.com.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christie Moore: 920.453.7422
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