Traditional Stuffing (With a Healthy Twist)

stuffingJust like my sweet potato recipe this dish is based of my mom’s classic Thanksgiving stuffing. Her recipe is quite simple: butter, bread, more butter, some veggies, and just to make sure we keep them in business, more butter. Clearly, you can’t go wrong with the deliciousness factor. But. this recipe won’t be scoring so high on the nutrition scale.

So, as I do with any special occasion, I will happily devour a generous helping of the real deal and save my better-for-you options on most other days.

Even with less butter and whole grain bread instead of white, I think you’ll find this recipe still packs a ton of flavor. It won’t disappoint!

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 165
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 8g

Notes & Substitutions

Notes & Substitutions

  • Notes: To stale the bread, chop and leave out on the counter over night. Alternately, you can put in the oven on low broil for 5-10 minutes or until toasted and crisp.
  • Substitutions: Feel free to use whole wheat bread, equivalent to ~4 cups chopped.

mirepoix

 

Did you know? Mirepoix is the French term for the combination of carrot, onion and celery. This is the foundation for many recipes! Always keep these on hand and you’ll be ready to make almost anything.

The classic debate: stuffing or dressing? My vote: stuffing. Dressing is for salads. For those of you “dressing” voters out there, I’m sure you’ll say “but it can’t be stuffing if it isn’t stuffed into anything”.

My response: it’s stuffing because it’s made of good stuff. And I’m going to stuff it into my face if that makes a difference 🙂

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