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Quinoa Butternut Orange Stuffing

Bowls of butternut squash stuffing with orange slice on the side.

Quinoa Butternut Orange Stuffing

Stuffing is a Thanksgiving classic and popular favorite. However, I personally do not love buying the boxed stuffing from the store. Have you noticed that many of the boxed brands are filled with artificial ingredients, sugar, preservatives and much more? This is why I wanted to create a simple and easy homemade stuffing that is packed with nutrients and only contains real food ingredients!

This Quinoa Butternut Orange Stuffing recipe is loaded with plant-based protein, fiber and antioxidants to make you feel incredible while giving you those same cozy flavors! Another reason I love this recipe is that you can make some of the ingredients ahead of time for a quick throw together side! 

Bowls of butternut squash stuffing with orange slice on the side.

Benefits of Stuffing Ingredients

 

Butternut Squash

One cup of butternut squash provides your body with more than your recommended daily intake of vitamin A. Vitamin A is crucial for eye health and aiding in the prevention of diseases such as macular degeneration. It’s also important for cell growth, immune function and bone health.

Celery

Did you know that celery has a high water content? Consuming this veg can help with maintaining hydration throughout the day! It is also a great source of powerful plant antioxidants! These contain anti-inflammatory properties that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as arthritis.  

Kale

Kale is rich in vitamin K. This vitamin plays a critical role in helping with blood clotting through helping proteins bind with calcium. Just one single cup of kale goes beyond your daily vitamin K needs! Kale is also rich in fiber, which is great for your digestion and keeping your body feeling regular. 

White bowls with butternut squash stuffing and orange slices on the side.

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White bowl filled with quinoa stuffing with two spoons on the side.

Quinoa Butternut Orange Stuffing
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups cooked quinoa
  2. 2 cups cooked wild rice
  3. 3 cups chopped butternut squash
  4. 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  5. ½ cup diced celery
  6. ¼ cup diced green onion
  7. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  8. 3 cups shredded lacinato kale
  9. 1 cup chopped dates
  10. ½ teaspoon black pepper
  11. ½ teaspoon salt
  12. 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed Limoneira orange juice
  13. 1 tablespoon Limoneira navel orange zest
  14. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  15. ½ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to a baking sheet along with chopped butternut squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast for 25-35 minutes.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add celery and green onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
  4. Add in minced garlic, kale and dates and sauté for 3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
  6. Remove butternut squash from oven and add into a bowl. Add in orange juice and zest and stir to combine.
  7. In a large bowl, add in cooked quinoa, cooked wild rice, butternut squash and kale mixture. Toss to combine.
  8. Top with pecans and sage. Enjoy!
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If you love this recipe, see below for more delicious Thanksgiving side recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and predominately plant-based. 

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Brown checked towel with bowls of quinoa stuffing on top and orange slices on the side.

This video was created for the Limoneira YouTube Channel! Megan Roosevelt, RDN is the Spokesperson for Limoneira. To see all our tips & videos makes sure to visit & subscribe to the Limoneira YouTube Channel! 

 

 

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