The Holiday Season is here! It is a wonderful time of the year to get to together with family and friends...not to mention the plethora of food available to satisfy all of our sweet and salty desires! But what about those of us who are trying to clean up our eating habits and live a healthier lifestyle? Is anyone else trying to get through the Holidays without the extra weight?
One of many favorite dishes prepared every year for Thanksgiving is stuffing! Whether it is made on the side or cooked in the turkey, it is a staple for many family Thanksgivings! Now what if you could make a delicious stuffing everyone would enjoy and that you could feel good about serving them? Well look no further, we have the perfect recipe for you!!
1 ½ cups brown basmati rice, uncooked
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 organic apple, cored and diced
½ cup sweet onion
½ cup Brussels sprouts, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, peeled and chopped fine
1 cup organic celery, diced
1/3 cup oat bran or wheat bran
1 cup fresh cranberries or ½ cup dried cranberries (sulfite-free)
1/3 cup slivered unsalted, raw almonds
½ tsp poultry seasoning (equal parts sage, marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg)
¼ tsp thyme
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1. Add rice to a medium saucepan. Use the combination of 2 cups apple juice and 1 ½
cups water for the cooking liquid. Boil for approximately 45 minutes or until liquid is
2. Place olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Sauté all chopped fruits
and vegetables until they are crisp, not soggy. Add cooked brown rice, bran,
cranberries, almonds, poultry seasoning, pepper and thyme. Toss well.
3. This stuffing mixture can then be put into the cavity of a turkey. A 15 lb turkey will hold 5 cups of stuffing in the main body cavity and you can put about 2 more cups into the neck cavity. Alternatively, you can place mixture in a casserole dish and bake for 30-
40 minutes at 325 degrees.
The Healthy Edge understands how difficult the Holiday Season can be to stay on track! That is why they have come up with The Holiday E-book, full of delicious, healthy versions of some of our not-so-healthy Holiday favorites!
Through out the month of November, The Healthy Edge is giving away a FREE copy of this Holiday E-book to all new Online Community Members! And, when you sign up for The Healthy Edge Online Community, you will receive the first 14 days FREE (no obligations, cancel at anytime)!! Included in your subscription is this month's featured series, Holiday Party Patrol: Learn to Shrink Your Waistline WHILE Partying Through The Holidays! And also, a new recipe each week from Chef Brian, auther of The Holiday E-book!