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Stuff Your Stuffing with Nutrition
Besides being a staple of most Thanksgiving celebrations, stuffing is also an excellent vehicle to add more nutrition to your holiday meal. Increase the flavor and nutrition of your stuffing by adding vegetables like mushrooms, celery, onions and carrots. Vegetables not only add vitamins A and C and fiber, but will also complement the savory flavors in your favorite stuffing recipe.
If you prefer sweet over savory, flavor your stuffing with fruit like apples, currants, raisins, apricots and cranberries. And use low-sodium chicken or turkey stock for flavor instead of butter or oils that are high in fat.
No matter what recipe you choose, remember the recommendation to cook your stuffing separately. If you do choose to stuff your turkey, make sure your turkey and the stuffing inside reaches a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F by testing with a food thermometer. And, remember to always store your leftover turkey and stuffing separately.
To learn more about adding nutrition to your holiday meals, visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.
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