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HG’s Save the Day Stuffing
HG’s Save the Day Stuffing

Good Stuff!

Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without stuffing.  But, as you know, butter-soaked bread cubes (aka stuffing) aren't exactly low in calories.  And NO ONE (luckily, that includes you) should be stuffing-less on Turkey Day. Good news.  HG has been busy in the kitchen, whipping up her version of old-fashioned bread stuffing.  And it's not only insanely delicious, it's scary-low in calories and fat, too. WOW!  OK, enough of our yapping -- here's the recipe...

 

Ingredients:

6 slices Wonder Light Bread, any variety (or another light bread)**

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped mushrooms

1 cup fat-free broth, chicken or vegetable; room temperature

1/4 cup Egg Beaters, Original

1 tbsp. LAND O LAKES Whipped Light Butter

2 cloves garlic; finely chopped

salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme

 

Directions:

For best results, leave bread uncovered for a night or two, until slightly stale.  Otherwise, begin by lightly toasting bread. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes.  In a medium-sized pot, combine broth, celery and onion.  Cook for 8 minutes at medium heat.   Remove from heat and add mushrooms and garlic.  Season mixture to taste with salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme.  Spray a medium-sized baking dish with nonstick spray, and place bread cubes in it.  Once veggie-broth mixture has cooled slightly, add Egg Beaters and butter.  Pour mixture evenly on top of bread.  Mix gently with a fork.  Bread cubes should be moist, but not saturated.  If necessary, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.  Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes.  Remove foil and fluff/ rearrange stuffing.  Return to oven (uncovered) for 10 - 15 minutes, or until top is golden brown.  Serves 5.


Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories: 88

Fat: 1.5g

Sodium: 305mg

Carbs: 16g

Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 4g

Protein: 7g

 

PointsPlus® Value 2

 

**Nutritionals may vary depending on the bread you use.



Bread Stuffing (Prepared from Mix), Average
Bread Stuffing (Prepared from Mix), Average

Stuff It!

Stuffing has long been a staple of Turkey Day meals.  In fact, the Pilgrims brought hundreds of pounds of this starchy side dish to the very first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock (okay, we totally made that up…ssshhhhhh!).  Traditional stuffing is a dish made from crusty bread (or a packaged mix), veggies, egg, and a FREAKISH amount of butter.  Most recipes call for an entire stick of it!  The result is a 1-cup serving that contains close to 20 fat grams.  Yikes!   And as tasty as this stuff may be, there's no WAY we'd waste all those fat grams on glorified bread.  Save the day with HG's version instead!


Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories: 356

Fat: 17g

Sodium: 1,086mg

Carbs: 43.5g

Fiber: 6g

Sugars: 4g

Protein: 6.5g

 

PointsPlus® Value 9*



  Zazzle Up Your Stuffing!  Add any of these tasty ingredients to make your stuffing extra special!  Each one adds less than 20 calories!!! 1 oz. (about 50) raisins / 1 medium pear (chopped)/ 1.5 tbsp. Sunkist Almond Accents/ 1 oz. Ocean Spray Craisins/ 1 medium Granny Smith apple (chopped)
CHEW ON THIS:

Fifty percent of Americans say they put their Thanksgiving Day stuffing inside the bird, while fifty percent prefer cooking it on the side.

 

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.