The Turkey is in the Stuffing

Stuffing_TastyThursdayonTastyTuesdayThe countdown to a healthy Thanksgiving continues. On account of Tasty Thursday this week also being Thanksgiving Day, we’re designating Tuesday the tasty day of the week and sharing this recipe for a Thanksgiving staple.

Below are the ingredients for making a stuffing with turkey sausage; visit the recipe section of the Saint Peter’s Better Health Library to find nutritional information and directions for preparing

Sausage Stuffing


  • 1/2 pound turkey sausage
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 12 slices whole-grain bread
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups fat-free chicken broth


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Fruity Pancakes



Pancakes might be especially appetizing on a chilly weekend morning . Here is a Tasty Thursday recipe for a batch of 12 buckwheat pancakes.

Below are the ingredients for making the pancakes; visit the recipe section of the Better Health Library to find nutritional information and the directions for preparing. This recipe can be found in the low-carbohydrate section.

A nutritionist can help you to figure out what place a sweet dish such as this has in a healthy eating plan. If using canned peaches to prepare this recipe, the nutritionists at the Saint Peter’s Thyroid and Diabetes Center advise buying a brand that packs the peaches in its own juice or in water, the latter being the healthiest way to go.  The add-on section of the recipe suggests drizzling maple syrup on the finished dish.  Sugar free syrup can be used as a substitute to lower each pancake’s calorie and carbohydrate count even more.

Each pancake without butter and syrup contains 56 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 13 grams of carbohydrates.

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  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup chopped peaches, fresh, frozen, or canned and drained


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