I am finally over being sick. Fingers crossed I don’t get it again. Winter is just around the corner now here in Iowa. I was enjoy the 70 degree weather in November but knew it wouldn’t last.

We get our dumpster on Friday so I get to start dumping things. I am hoping by cleaning the house and moving to a new one will bring new things. New things are what I need right now.  Thing in the Bond household are not that great so I need something to give, for the better.

I have so much emotional stress it’s unreal, which in turns makes me eat. LOL I am hoping by joining the new Shrinking Jeans challenge I will be able to stay on the straight and narrow and lose some of this weight i have gained.

Hope you all have a super week. Enjoy the recipe.

Healthy brown rice instead of boring white bread stuffing. Crisp apples complement the nutty flavor of the brown rice and bran.


Estimated Times

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins

Servings: 8 


1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
3 1/2 cups Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice, divided
2 teaspoons margarine
1 apple, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup bran
1/3 cup slivered almonds


PREPARE rice according to package directions, using 3 1/4 cups Juicy Juice for the liquid.

MELT margarine in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple, onion, celery, raisins, poultry seasoning, thyme and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in rice, bran, nuts and remaining 1/4 cup Juicy Juice.

USE as stuffing for poultry or pork roast, or place in greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake in preheated 350° F oven for 35 minutes.

Calories: 250 Calories from Fat: 40 Total Fat: 4.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 25 mg
Carbohydrates: 51 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 17 g
Protein: 5 g

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Karla Bond

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love to chat and write about topics that matter to me in my life. My day has to starts with a cup of joe and usually ends with exhaustion. I have a passion for cross stitching and of course spending time with the kiddo. I am always on the look out for topics to write about like recipes, healthy living, and products I find fascinating.
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11 Responses to Happy Healthy Monday

  1. Beth says:

    That recipe looks yummy! Thanks for sharing! =)
    Beth´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday- I called in sick

  2. Sorry you are so stressed dear. take a deep breathe and take it one step at a time. HUGS

  3. Jennifer Becton says:

    What a great sounding recipe. Of course, I confess to loving the boring white bread stuffing too. Glad you are feeling better, and best of luck with the weight loss challenge. May you reach your goal.

  4. Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader says:

    MMMM that recipe sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing – I’ll have to try it at Christmas (our Thanksgiving was last month).

    Hugs! Moving is mega hard – but purging sure feels good! I purged 1/2 the kids toys today without them noticing… yet…

    have a great week!
    Janice – The Fitness Cheerleader´s last blog post ..3 Things You Should Ask Santa For That Will Slim Your Waist

  5. Greta says:

    Sorry to hear things are stressful for you. Definitely hinders the weight loss and if you’re like me there’s emotional eating involved.

    Let’s kick butt this week. What do you think?
    Greta´s last blog post ..Mamavation Blogging Carnival — Gratitude

  6. Heather @ Not a DIY Life says:

    Oh, I hope you’re better for good. No more sickies, you hear?

    And another great recipe – thanks!
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  8. Karla Bond says:

    Ok so it’s a bit weird that you are jealous of my dumpster. LOL I promise to treat it well and feed it lots of junk!

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement it means a lot!

  9. MrsFatass says:

    Do you get tired of hearing me say “your recipe looks delish!”? Because I say it every week.

    And something you kind of said real fast that I think is aweesome is that you’re trying to find a different way to deal the emotional stress than just by eating. That? Is huge.

    Good luck with your week. And with your dumpster! Is it weird that I’m jealous you have a dumpster?
    MrsFatass´s last blog post ..eyes wide open

  10. Joanna says:

    I am so glad you are feeling better!!! I hope things do change for you, and for the better. I know how that feels when you just need something to give. Good luck on the Shrinking Jeans challenge, and I hope you have a great week!
    Joanna´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday – Clear to Start

  11. kia says:

    Good luck with the emotions around moving and everything else as the holidays creep up. Also have a great time with your shrinking jeans challenge.

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