Traditional stuffing recipes, which use fatty meat and low-fiber white bread, are not only high in calories but also tend to be low in nutrient value. This healthier makeover substitutes whole-wheat bread to add fiber and leaner turkey in less quantity. It also uses an egg substitute instead of whole eggs and heart-healthy canola oil instead of butter.
Healthy Makeover by: Toby Amidor, M.S., R.D., senior nutrition instructor at The Art Institute of New York City. (www.artinstitutes.edu/newyork)
Traditional: (per 1.5-cup serving): 394 calories
Healthier Makeover: (per 1.5-cup serving): 219 calories, 7 grams fat, 28 grams carbohydrate, 17 grams protein
Saving: 175 calories