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 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.