Sourdough Stuffing

Imagine a delectable Thanksgiving stuffing that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also promotes gut health. This unique recipe features Lifeway plain kefir, infusing the stuffing with a burst of probiotic goodness. The velvety texture and tangy notes of the kefir elevate the dish, offering a delightful twist to the traditional stuffing while fostering a happy and balanced digestive system.

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You

Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive system.

Prep Time: 45 mins Servings: 6-8


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil down a 9x13 baking sheet.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt down the butter. Cook onion, celery and garlic with salt and pepper. Cook for about 12 minutes, or until softened. Stir in sage, parsley and rosemary. Cook for another minute.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of stock.
  4. Add the breadcrumbs to the baking sheet, and pour the vegetable mixture over top.
  5. In a bowl, mix together eggs and Lifeway Organic Whole Milk Kefir. Pour over the breadcrumbs, toss well.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Allow time to cool, and enjoy!