Healthy Holiday Stuffings

Healthy Holiday Stuffing - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes

Of all the offerings typically found on the Thanksgiving table, we must admit that stuffing might be our favorite. Choose from one of our healthy stuffing recipes to satisfy those savory-sweet (or spicy!) Turkey Day cravings, while using less butter and more tasty vegetables and grains than you’ll find in traditional recipes. Enjoy!

Wild Rice Stuffing

Wild rice has a delicious nutty flavor and deep brown color, beautifully contrasting with the colorful cranberries, hazelnuts and parsley in this recipe. Like brown rice, wild rice is rich in vitamins and minerals, but it is lower on the glycemic index and higher in protein.

Wild Rice Stuffing

Kale & Pecan Stuffing

Kale is a superfood and a crowd-pleaser! Try it out in this delicious stuffing along with nutritious pecans and sage for a mouth-watering treat.


Cornbread Stuffing

This veggie stuffing is good to cook inside our out of the turkey. The cubanelle peppers used in this recipe have a sweet and mild flavor, but are also very rich, adding a distinct southwest veggie flavor to this dish. For a spicier stuffing, make it with jalapeño cornbread instead!

Cornbread Stuffing

Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing

This stuffing uses a hot chicken sausage instead of a fatty pork version, making it a healthy choice. The decadent flavors of roasted chestnuts and superfood kale in this dish make it a huge success. The flavor is simply wonderful.

Couscous Stuffing

Couscous is super quick and easy to make, and a great option during treatment when fatigue can be a real problem. It has a lovely light fluffy texture and can make any dish more exciting. Try it out in this dish, which uses Fall Spices and dried apricot and prunes for a warm, sweet and healthy stuffing.


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