If you have been following along on any of the posts about whole grains and fats, you will see that some of our holiday “traditions” may need a little adjusting. This year, when you are making your stuffing or dressing or filling (whatever you call it – depending on your location), consider using sprouted grain bread in place of the traditional white bread. It is a little choice that makes a big difference in your meal!
Stuffing/Dressing with Sprouted Grain Bread
5 C. cubed Sprouted Grain bread
1 C. chopped onion
2 Tbsp. Coconut oil
3/4 C. chopped celery
2 1/2 tsp. dried sage
1 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary (optional)
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 Tbsp. Signature Blend Spice
1/3 C. minced fresh parsley
3/4 C. turkey stock
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
In a large skillet, cook the onions in coconut oil over medium heat, stirring until lightly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Next, spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet and sprinkle with Signature Blend. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes at 350, or until lightly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl. Pour onion/celery/herb mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped parsley. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter and mix lightly. Spoon into turkey to loosely fill, or cook “outside the bird” in a casserole dish.
We hope you enjoy making healthier choices with your traditional fare, and that you savor your time with family and friends this holiday season!