Thanksgiving is right around the corner and this is a time not only to be thankful, but also to enjoy a lot of delicious foods. Some Thanksgiving classics can be very high in calories and fat. Instead of just getting it out of a box, here are some tips to help make homemade stuffing healthier for your Thanksgiving table.
- The bread: Choose a whole-grain or whole-wheat bread to use for the stuffing.
- Veggies: Take a chance and add more non-traditional vegetables and maybe even some fruit to the stuffing. This will help to bulk up the dish with extra nutrients and a sweet flavor!
- Sodium: Try to skimp out on those pre-packaged seasoning packets and unnecessary amounts of salt — a little pinch of salt will do just fine. You can try adding some turkey bacon. This will give your stuffing a little extra salty flavor. Also, rely on other seasonings to give some extra flavor.
This recipe below from Spark Recipes is a great example of how to incorporate these tips to make a delicious popular Thanksgiving recipe that is low in calories, fat and sodium.
Hope you enjoy these tips at your Thanksgiving table!
By Amber Jones
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