Apples are rich in fiber, which helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, they contain the flavonoid antioxidant quercetin, which acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body to help scavenge disease-causing free radicals.
Pinch each red pepper flakes, chile powder and cinnamon, sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Cut 1 16-oz loaf whole-grain bread into ½-inch cubes. Transfer to 2 large rimmed baking sheets; bake for 20 minutes until crispy and dry. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add slivered raw almonds to 1 baking sheet; bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until golden brown.
To bowl with bread cubes, add almonds.
In a large skillet on medium, heat olive oil; add red onion and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until slightly browned and tender. Add celery, Gala apples, sage and basil, pinch each red pepper flakes, chile powder and cinnamon, sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste, and pure maple syrup. Stir to combine and cook for 7 minutes.
Remove from heat, add mixture to bowl with bread cubes along with dried unsweetened cranberries; mix well to combine.
Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Pour low-sodium vegetable broth over top and bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until stuffing is nicely browned.
Onions are full of phytonutrients that reduce inflammation and can help prevent cancer and heart disease. Add healthy fats to your stuffing with protein-rich pecans and vitamin E–packed sunflower seeds. Season your stuffing while loading up on antioxidants with fresh tarragon, a peppery herb that contains potassium, iron, calcium and vitamin A, and with fresh parsley, an incredibly rich source of vitamins A, C and K.
Quinoa and wild rice are loaded with protein to keep you full and fiber to keep your digestive tract running smooth. Flavorful herbs like sage, oregano and rosemary are not only fragrant but also rich in antioxidants that can improve circulation, reduce inflammation and help prevent cancer.
A classic finish to any holiday meal, these elegant, individual-sized apple crumbles are topped with creamy, decadent crème fraîche. Their presentation is sure to impress, and they can be made almost entirely in advance and assembled at the last moment.
Brussels sprouts are often paired with smoky bacon, but here we’ve created an amazing bacon-like flavor using a sneaky seasoning mix and shiitake mushrooms. Served over roasted Brussels sprouts and apples, this makes a memorable dish at the holiday table.