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How to Make Healthier Dressing

November 2014
How to Make Healthier Dressing
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Some folks bulk up their dressing with white bread or sausage, but not Louis Yuhasz. The founder of health-driven nonprofit Louie’s Kids focuses on incorporating nutritious ingredients such as sugar-free, whole-grain corn bread. “Dressing is heavy, so I’d advise skipping it altogether,” Yuhasz notes. “But if you choose to indulge, look for a recipe like this one that has no added sugar and contains fiber.”

❶ Hard-boil four eggs. Mash all four yolks with the whites from two of the eggs.

❷ Crumble one and a half eight-inch square pans of corn bread (find Yuhasz’s recipe online) into a large bowl. Combine with the egg mash and four slices of whole-grain bread torn into pieces.

❸ Sprinkle the mixture with a teaspoon of seasoned salt, a quarter teaspoon of white pepper, a tablespoon of freshly chopped sage, and a cup of freshly chopped parsley. Toss gently to mix and set aside.

❹ Sauté a cup of chopped onion and two and a half cups of chopped celery in half a cup of butter until soft. Add to bread mixture and toss.

❺ Add one 14-ounce can of chicken or turkey broth to the mixture.

❻ Grease a nine-by-13-inch baking pan with one tablespoon of butter and transfer the dressing to the pan. Lightly moisten the bread with more broth if it seems dry.

❼ Bake at 325°F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until browned on top.

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