PointsPlus Wheat Berry and Bulgur Turkey-Apple Stuffing Recipe

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PointsPlus Wheat Berry and Bulgur Turkey-Apple Stuffing Recipe
Wheat Berry and Bulgur Turkey-Apple Stuffing
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Wheat Berry and Bulgur Turkey-Apple Stuffing

Here’s a healthy and satisfying take on stuffing. Feel free to either just use wheat berries or bulgur instead of the combination. Just double the amount.

Ready in
1 h, 33 m
8
Servings
240
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

Note: You can prepare this recipe a day in advance. When ready to serve, coat a shallow 2- to 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Spoon in stuffing, cover dish, and bake at 350 degrees until heated through, about 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups wheat berries
  • 3/4 cups bulgur
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup sage, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup leek, sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Directions

Place the wheat berries in a medium-sized saucepan and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring once or twice. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 1 hour. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, put the bulgur in another medium-sized saucepan and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain and transfer to the same bowl as the wheat berries.

Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the turkey to the skillet and cook, breaking up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the sage, 1 ½ tablespoons of the thyme, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper. Cook, stirring, until the turkey is coated with herb mixture, about 1 minute. Transfer to the bowl with the wheat berries and bulgur.

Heat the remaining oil in the same skillet. Add the leek and celery and sauté until they are almost tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in the apples and sauté until they are light golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of the broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until the apples and vegetables are tender, about 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the remaining sage, thyme, salt, and pepper and toss over low heat for 1 minute. Scrape into the bowl with the wheat berries and bulgur. (If desired, stir in enough of remaining broth to moisten the stuffing to your liking.) Stir in the parsley.

Wheat Berry Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Wheat Berry Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Protein
14g
28%
Carbs
35g
12%
Vitamin A
46µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.4%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
113µg
100%
Calcium
116mg
12%
Fiber
8g
30%
Folate (food)
45µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
44µg
11%
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
84mg
21%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
220mg
31%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
425mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.1%
Sodium
489mg
20%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.6%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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