Fresh cranberry sauce drizzled over warm stuffing is probably one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving. I love biting into a whole cranberry and having it burst open, with all that sweet and sour goodness. It’s such a shame that we reserve this amazing fruit for just the Holidays. I want to eat cranberries all year long! Not only are cranberries a flavor power house, they are also a nutritional power house. Those little red balls are packed with antioxidants which can help fight cancer, cardiovascular disease, and may also prevent recurring urinary tract infections. This holiday season I encourage you to move past the can and try some of these fresh and delicious cranberry recipes.
Cranberry Sauce Recipes
When you think cranberries I’m sure your mind takes you to cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. I love all kinds of cranberry sauce but I love it when there’s an extra kick. Check out these ideas to add a little something special to your cranberry sauce this season.
Breads and Muffins
Don’t just limit yourself to cranberry sauce. These little red berries work well in baked goods and make a beautiful holiday gift.
Salads and Sides
Don’t forget about dried cranberries. They work beautiful in salads and are already sweetened so you don’t have to worry about the overly tart flavor. Here are a few unique salad ideas using both dried and fresh cranberries.
Heather Mason is a Registered Dietitian who holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science. She has a passion for debunking nutrition myths and helping people discover delicious and healthy food. You can read more posts from her on her blog, Nutty Nutrition.