Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tips for a Slimmer T-Day Dinner

Don’t Stuff Yourself

Did you know the average serving of stuffing is about 447 calories? You can cut it in half and still have a great tasting stuffing by following a few tips.

Sauté  2 cups of diced fennel and one onion in olive oil. Add chopped mushrooms and sauté until soft. Stir in 2 teaspoons each of chopped sage and thyme and 1 teaspoon of chopped rosemary. Stir in 1 stale diced whole wheat baguette and about 4 cups of cornbread cut into cubes. Chop 2 apples and add with 1 can of reduced fat vegetable broth. Add ½ cup of raw chopped pecans, 1/3 cup of chopped parsley and a little salt and peeper to taste. Mix well. Coat a 9 inch pan with non fat vegetable spray. Place stuffing in the pan and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly crisp on top.

Calories -203 per serving! You just saved over 200 calories. Looks like our 3000 calorie T - Day dinner is now at about 2400 calories.

Doctor Lynn

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