November is National Cranberry Month

It is getting close to Thanksgiving and no Thanksgiving feast is complete without cranberry sauce. Cranberries are good for you and can be more than just cranberry sauce.

Did you know:

  • Cranberries are nutrient dense providing vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber.
  • One cup of raw cranberries have about 50 calories and are naturally fat free.
  • Research suggests cranberries may help protect against conditions like heart disease, cancer, peptic ulcers, and bladder infections.

Cranberry Ideas

  • Cranberry Ice! Put cranberries in the bottom of a bunt pan, add water and freeze. The result? A decorative floating ice-ring to spice up any holiday punch.
  • Make Your Own Mix. Save some money and create your own trail mix. Combine dried cranberries, grains, nuts, and maybe even a little dark chocolate … the possibilities are endless!
  • Healthy Snack. Cranberries are just one of many healthy snacks. Snacks should be as nutritious as meals and include fruits and vegetables.
  • A Hearty Handful. Toss a little extra flavor and texture atop your oatmeal or cold cereal in the morning or grab a handful of cranberries for a quick snack!
  • Cranberries and Cookies! Add dried cranberries to your favorite cookie recipe for a quick holiday makeover.
  • Cran-Apple Pie. Surprise your taste buds and toss a handful of fresh or dried cranberries into your apple pie recipe before adding the top crust.



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