Your family will love this healthy wild rice stuffing with butternut squash and sweet cherries. Dried sweet cherries and roasted butternut squash add a hint of sweetness to this savory wild rice stuffing. Vegan + Gluten-free. This post is sponsored by Northwest Cherry Growers.
I teamed up with the Northwest Cherry Growers to create this wild rice stuffing recipe so the dried sweet cherries are the true star here. Not only for their sweet taste, but for the nutritional benefits they provide as well. I’m sure you’re aware that cherries are good for you, but did you know that they’re lower on the glycemic index than almost any other fruit, as well as, a good source of potassium, fiber, antioxidants and melatonin? Studies have shown that cherries may help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes and their anti-inflammatory properties can help control arthritis and gout.
I personally wasn’t aware that cherries were a good source of melatonin, but now I’m definitely bringing some dried sweet cherries as a travel snack for our trip to Israel. (We leave TODAY!?!) Hopefully they’ll help combat the crazy jet lag we’re likely to encounter.
In other news, I can’t believe I’m sharing a Thanksgiving recipe right now. It’s crazy town how fast time flies by. It feels like yesterday we were celebrating the 4th of July. That said, I’m officially excepting that it’s November and time to start preparing for the holidays — first up, Thanksgiving!
When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner the sides have always been my favorite part. Well… maybe…