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Happy Healthy Monday

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

Karla Urwitz
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11 thoughts on “Happy Healthy Monday

  1. 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.

  2. 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!
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  4. 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!

  5. 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?
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  6. 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!
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  7. 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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