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Mom’s Stuffing, Lightened Up

French bread, bacon, onion, celery, sage and parsley are combined then baked to make a place at your
Thanksgiving table.
This is my mother’s lightened up version for all of you to enjoy. For more people double this recipe, you can use this to stuff a turkey, chicken, veal or bake this in a casserole dish and serve it on the side. It’s best to let the bread sit out overnight to get hard, but if your pressed for time you can put it in the oven at 250° for about 30 minutes, stirring half way until the bread is completely firm.

Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1/8th •Calories: 175.8• Fat: 3.0 g • Protein: 5.0 g • Carb: 29 g • Fiber: 1.9 g

1 (16 oz) loaf french bread, cut into small cubes
2 slices bacon, minced
1 tbsp butter
1 large onion, minced
3 medium stalks celery, minced
8 fresh sage leaves, minced
2/3 cup chopped parsley
salt and fresh pepper
1 large egg, beaten
2 cups fat free chicken broth
1/2 cup water
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large saute pan over medium heat cook bacon for about 2 minutes. Add butter; when melted add
onions, celery, parsley, sage, salt and pepper and saute on medium low until soft, about 5-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool a few minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine chicken broth and egg.
In a large bowl add bread and combine with sauteed vegetables. Add chicken broth and egg mixture and
combine well. If stuffing is too dry, add a little water until you have the right consistency.
Spray a casserole with baking spray, add stuffing and bake uncovered 35-40 minutes, or until golden.

Carol Graham is our healthy recipe guru and office manager at Shaping Concepts. If you have a healthy recipe you’d like to share please send it our way.With a staff of over 10 certified fitness professionals, Shaping Concepts provides personal fitness training in Charleston with a specialty on weight loss and body transformation. You can receive a FREE, no-obligations (2) session personal training trial and consultation to experience the difference for yourself.

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