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Whether preparing a holiday meal or not, this stuffing recipe makes a great side dish to any protein. Add a large side of veggies and you have a meal to help you lose or maintain weight, stabilize blood sugar levels and be healthy. On our healthy weight loss plan this recipe equals 1 Starch, ½ Fruit. Serves 4. Preheat oven to: 350F

INGREDIENTS FOR STUFFING

  • 6 ribs of celery, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 apple, diced into small pieces (with the peel)
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ½ cup cranberries, unsweetened
  • 4 slices Ezekiel bread, toasted and cut into bite size pieces
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp sage or poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup onions

DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING STUFFING

  1. Saute onion and celery in 2tsp. coconut oil until tender. Add mushroom and cook another 3 minutes
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, including the cooked onion mixture. May need to use hands to bind together
  3. Place stuffing mixture into a 9×13 greased pan (Earth Balance coated or Pam type spray)
  4. Bake for 35 minutes
  5. If stuffing this into a turkey instead of making it in a dish–please make sure the stuffing reaches 170 F to prevent food born illness