Healthy Holiday Option
With many holidays coming up over the next several weeks it can be a challenge for some to make healthy choices when it comes to the food that is before us. We know that making a good choice will keep us on the path to healthy living we have set. Eating well also allows us to feel good and fight the stresses that come with the season.
But what about this week? Are you hosting? Have you been assigned a family favorite? How about choosing a different recipe that creates a healthy and tasty option. The Internet provides a variety of options to choose from and I personally love collecting them in one place, Pinterest.
Here is an option for dressing that I hope to try from the Fitness and Feta blog
Paleo Thanksgiving Dressing
- 5 lb ground Italian pork sausage
- 4 pieces of bacon, diced
- 4 stalks of celery, diced
- 2 sweet potatoes, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 portabella mushrooms, diced
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ? cup chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil, throw diced sweet potatoes on it, sprinkle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender, then set aside.
- While those cook, pull out a large skillet, place it under medium-high heat and place chopped bacon in it to begin to cook down. When some of the fat has seeped out and bacon has begun to cook, add your chopped apples, celery, and onions.
- When onions begin to become translucent, add ground pork and mushrooms and your white wine vinegar. Let that cook down until pork is almost completely cooked through. You will be placing it in the oven so you want it pretty close to done. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Once the sausage is all done, add mixture to a bowl to cool. Now beat your eggs, add to your sausage mixture, and add your chicken broth, along with your sweet potatoes, nuts, and dried cranberries. Mix well.
- You can now either use a 9×13 baking dish to place your stuffing in OR place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Either way will work.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until everything is a bit browned.
For more great recipe ideas for family favorites, check out my Pinterest boards! Do you have a favorite recipe you would like to share? Please share in the comments below!