I cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week! It makes me think of all of the things I am thankful for including of course my friends, family, clients and newsletter readers first of all. One of the other things I am thankful for everyday is the amazing, real, healthy food I am able to make and feed to my family regularly. It takes extra time and effort and yet I feel like the benefits far outweigh the negatives. What do you want to Give Thanks for this holiday season?
Many people find the holiday season to be pressure-filled and stressful, especially around the idea of food. Ideally, the holiday season is a time to enjoy time with friends and family, and to gather together for joy and sharing. My friend and colleague, Angelle Batten (a Family Health Coach) and I decided to write an eBook called “Your REAL Holiday Survival Guide” to give you health tips and strategies that will help you “Show up at Every Party Glowing” this holiday season. Look for it coming out in time for the holidays!
As I was going through my recipes the other day for our new eBook, I came across this stuffing recipe that I thought was perfect for the holiday season. This recipe and more will also be featured in our Holiday eBook. Email me if you want to be notified when its released!
Healthy Sausage Stuffing
1 pound turkey sausage, nitrite-and nitrate-free
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, ghee, or lard
¼ cup finely chopped celery
¼ cup finely chopped onion
2 free-range, organic eggs
2 cups chopped cauliflower (bite-size)
½ cup chopped yellow squash (bite-size)
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1 garlic clove, grated
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Grass-fed butter (optional)
Servings: 6-8 Prep: 15-20 minutes Cook: 50 minutes
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- If necessary, remove casing from sausage and break into small bits.
- Cook sausage in butter, ghee, or lard over medium heat.
- Add the celery and cook, stirring often, until the celery starts to get soft.
- Add onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion gets soft.
- Continue cooking, stirring often, until the sausage is completely cooked.
- Meanwhile, in a separate large bowl, beat the eggs.
- Add the cooked sausage mixture to the bowl, mix eggs into meat, then add remaining ingredients and mix together until completely blended.
- Place mixture into a 9 X 12 casserole dish, cover, and put in preheated oven. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
- If stuffing is still too moist, uncover and continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes more or until edges start to brown.
- Top with butter before serving.
This recipe is gluten-free. Can be made casein-free if you use ghee or lard instead of butter and skip the parmesan cheese.