Camping Vacation Breakfast Idea: Cheesy Grits and Sausage

Cheesy Grits and Sausage

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day—especially for diabetics. Eating a healthy breakfast gives the body the energy and fuel it needs to be physically active. Choosing a breakfast that is high in protein and low in sugar will keep energy levels up and blood sugar levels down. A small propane stove or tripod grill and a griddle will assist with cooking this meal.

Cheesy Grits and Sausage


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 2 ounces uncooked bulk turkey sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped, seeded fresh jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  1. In a medium saucepan bring water to boiling. Slowly add grits, stirring constantly. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until the water is absorbed and mixture is thickened.
  2. Stir in the cooked turkey sausage, green onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic salt, and black pepper. Spoon into serving dishes. Sprinkle each serving with cheese. Makes 2 (3/4-cup) servings.


Via Diabetic Living Magazine