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Quick Cranberry ‘Stuffing’

Serves: 2

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend!! My weekend was very nice! I was able to spend some time relaxing and got in a few great yoga classes! I have never been a very ‘chi’ person until last December when I injured my piriformis (remember that?! Awful) and my doctor told me no cardio and start doing yoga. Of course I did exactly as the doctor ordered because I wanted to heal quick. I started with a few yoga classes at my gym and I absolutely fell in love! Literally, I think I am addicted to yoga now! I have been taking Vinyasa Flow and some Yin (meditative) yoga. The benefits are amazing and I am a much more relaxed and in tune with my body! I highly recommend giving it a try if you have never done yoga before! Amazing!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, onto today’s recipe……

After many request for this ‘stuffing’ recipe from this post, I finally got a chance to remake it and photograph it for you! This isn’t a traditional stuffing recipe as it is not made with bread, nor is it baked. However, feel free to add a bit of chicken broth to the recipe and bake it in a dish to give it more of a traditional ‘stuffing’ like consistency! I thought it had a very similar texture and definitely same flavor of a regular stuffing, but without the extra time of baking! I hope you enjoy!

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Fit Ingredients

  • 2 1/2c (240g) cauliflower, riced (that is 2 1/2c before ricing)
  • 1/2c (65g) frozen cranberries, thawed (or can sub dried cranberries but make sure they do not have added sugar)
  • 1/4c chopped onion
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped *
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil of choice
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

*I did not add celery to mine since I am not a huge fan, however a traditional stuffing recipe does have celery.

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  • medium skillet

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Directions

1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.

2. Saute onion and celery for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add in your riced cauliflower.

4. Cook until cauliflower begins to turn golden brown.

5. Add in your seasonings and cranberries.*

6. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.

7. Serve warm! ๐Ÿ™‚

**At this point if you wanted to add in a bit of broth you could then transfer the mixture to an oven safe dish and bake.

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This dish packs a flavorful punch! The woody flavors of thyme and sage with the sweet, tart cranberries brings me straight back to the holidays, one of my favorite times of year! I had it along side some baked chicken breast and mashed sweet potatoes for a perfect comfort meal on a cold night! (Which seems to be every night lately!) haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 2 servings)

Calories: 84.2g, Protein: 2.8g, Carbs: 12.5g, Fat: 3.8g (0.5g Saturated), Sodium: 54mg, Fiber: 5g (Net Carbs: 7.5g)

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*Are you a meditative type person?

*Have you tried yoga before? What kind?

*Did you do anything relaxing or fun over the weekend?

 

29 Comments
  • Love this!!!! I got some cool new superfoods at the show I could add into this too! Can you buy riced cauliflower? I don't have a blender right now... just a Magic Bullet.
    March 11, 2013
    • If you just add a few florets at a time, you can actually rice the cauliflower in your MB...I've done it before without a problem! :D
      March 13, 2013
  • oh wow I would have never thought to use cauliflower!
    March 11, 2013
  • I love riced cauliflower!! I actually like cauliflower in all sorts of "different" ways--mashed like potatoes, roasted, and a pizza crust. :) Great idea to turn it into "stuffing".
    March 11, 2013
  • Missy
    Oooh you did make it (sort of!). Glad you added the cranberries, I will have to try that when I make mine again. I was worried you had made it and thought it was so bad that you dared not mention it anymore ! (And maybe my version was bad to you, lol!) but anyhow, so glad you made it and loved!
    March 11, 2013
  • Ahhh! This looks sooo good! I have never tried yoga before, but I plan on starting this summer :)
    March 11, 2013
  • Seriously, your awesomeness baffles me. Stuffing, but cauliflower?? Stuffing that I can eat year-round rather than just the holiday?? Heaven.
    March 11, 2013
      • Haha, yeah, it's no homemade cornbread stuffing, but sounds like a pretty dang good sub!
        March 12, 2013
  • when i couldn't workout for 8 months, yoga saved me. It calmed me, and it truly HEALED me! I so get that!
    March 11, 2013
  • Love my riced cauliflower and this another great way to dress it up! I'm not really a fan of celery either, but feel that there are so many things you could throw into this to make it like "Thanksgiving Stuffing"! :)
    March 11, 2013
  • Love this! Yayy for relaxing weekends- and yoga :)
    March 11, 2013
  • Stuffing is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving dish! And I've been craving tart cranberries lately... But haven't had any luck finding them :/
    March 11, 2013
  • yum! I love how you keep posting paleo recipes! thank you :)
    March 11, 2013
  • I've tried meditation challenge apps before where you meditate for a certain number of days in a row and enjoyed it but need to get back into the habit even for just 5 mins a day. I've tried normal yoga and bikram yoga where they heat the room, that is intense. I went for a hike with my bf in a nice area that had lots of ducks and birds it was very relaxing. :)
    March 12, 2013
  • Loving this recipe! Bookmarking this for Thanksgiving :)
    March 13, 2013
  • Ohhh this sounds/looks fabulous Sarah!! And I love that it's a quick one! I love stuffing, but WHO has patience to wait for THAT?! Lol Must try this soon! Oh snap!! I have ALL the ingredients in my fridge right now!! :D
    March 13, 2013

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