When I was doing my grocery shopping at my local Fred Meyer store, I noticed an end of the aisle display of frozen foods featuring Jimmy Dean products. I love a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, and these frozen breakfast foods reminded me of them.
One of the Jimmy Dean varieties that I picked up and have been enjoying is their D-Lights Turkey Sandwich Muffin. The 20.4 ounce box contains four breakfast sandwiches, each individually wrapped in thick plastic. The box states that these are made with whole grain muffins, egg whites, cheese, and turkey sausage. They contain less than half the fat and one third fewer calories compared to the “leading breakfast sandwich”.
These great tasting sandwiches are fully cooked and only need to be reheated in the microwave oven. The box gives instructions on how to heat these if they are frozen, and how to heat them if they are thawed and refrigerated. I keep them in the freezer until I am ready to eat my breakfast, then I follow the instructions and remove the sandwich from the wrapper, place it in a paper towel, and defrost it at 30% power for one and a half minutes.
Then I turn the Jimmy Dean D-Lights Turkey Sausage Muffin over and cook it for an additional minute in the microwave. The box says to let it sit in the microwave for one and a half to two minutes before serving, but I don’t always do this, depending on how hungry I am.
Each Jimmy Dean D-Lights Turkey Sausage Muffin contains only 260 calories and 8 grams of fat. 3.5 grams are saturated fat, and there are zero trans fats. The sandwich contains 35 mg of cholesterol, 760 mg of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugars, and a generous 18 grams of protein. It also provides 4% of your daily amount of vitamin A, 20% of calcium, and 10% of iron.
These Jimmy Dean D-Lights Turkey Sausage Muffins have an amazing flavor, and they taste like they are more fattening than they are. I am quite pleased with how these breakfast sandwiches fit into my diet plans! I wish the muffins contained more whole wheat grains, as enriched bleached flour is the first ingredient. When I read that the product was made with whole grains, I expected more. To be fair, the box does state that it provides 5 grams of whole grain in each serving (which is one sandwich).
One of these Jimmy Dean D-Lights Turkey Sausage Muffin totally satisfies me and fills me up. The sausage tastes great, I don’t miss the egg yolks in the egg portion, and the cheddar cheese is tasty. I am definitely putting these on my grocery list again!