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Thanksgiving Gluten-Free Stuffing

- Posted 11/14/2014 Tags: , ,
Thanksgiving Gluten-Free Stuffing

Stuffing is a tasty side dish that needs to be included with every Thanksgiving meal, but the problem is that there are often unhealthy ingredients added to the stuffing. If you are looking for a healthier alternative, try using this organic stuffing recipe instead. The great thing about this recipe is the fact that it is gluten-free, which means that it is a great option if anyone in your family is sensitive to gluten.

 

When you are shopping for the ingredients, make sure to only buy organic whenever possible. Visit your local health food store to find the organic options, or find an online organic store where you can order your groceries.

 

Thanksgiving Gluten-Free Stuffing

 

Ingredients:

 

° 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter

° 12 slices gluten-free bread, stale and broken into small pieces

° 15 fresh sage leaves, chopped

° 2 large yellow onions, chopped

° 8 oz. pack of organic baby bella mushrooms

° 1/4 cup organic chicken stock

° 1/4 cup coconut milk or organic heavy cream

° 1 free range egg

° 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

° 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

 

Directions:

 

Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and make sure the rack is placed in the center position. In a large skillet, heat the butter slowly so that it melts. Then, add the onions, and slowly cook them for about 20 minutes until they are caramelized, stirring occasionally. Stir in the sage before taking the skillet off the oven.

 

Add in the bread pieces and stir the bread into the onions. In a separate bowl, add the egg, coconut milk or cream, chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Whip together well, and then pour over the bread mixture. Stir together so that all of the bread is evenly coated in the egg mixture.

 

Grease a casserole dish and put the stuffing mixture into the dish.Then, cook for about 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.  Let it cool for 3 minutes before serving.

 

Healthier Alternatives for Your Family

 

As you can see, this recipe is loaded with high quality ingredients to boost the health of your family. The convenience of using a boxed mix of just-add-water stuffing might sound like a good idea if you want to save time, but those mixes are filled with potentially harmful ingredients that could hurt your health. So, it is better to stay away from those stuffing mixes and make your own stuffing instead.

 

If you choose to buy a box of stuffing mix, make sure that you are buying an organic brand from the local health food store. It won’t taste as good as a homemade recipe, but you will be able to avoid some of the preservatives and additives that are commonly used in prepackaged foods.

 

Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate with your friends and family, and they will love this recipe! Once you taste it, you will likely incorporate it into your holiday traditions. As a host for Thanksgiving dinner, you can have the peace of mind to know that you are serving healthy food.