3 Delicious Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving

cranberry sauceThanksgiving will probably look different for a lot of us this year. A little less grand, a few less people… but that doesn’t mean the food needs to be any less delicious. And whether you celebrate with a small turkey, a tofurkey or no turkey, there are many healthy and delicious food choices to meet everyone’s tastes. For me, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without cranberry sauce. I feel that one cannot really enjoy turkey or tofurkey without a side of that tangy fruit. Continue reading “3 Delicious Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving”

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Snack Today: Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

chocolate cranberry cookiesSometimes I just need something to ease the sweet tooth craving. This recipe does that. It also is a gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free cookie, perfect for serving at a dinner party where you may have guests with different food allergies or sensitivities, and safe to throw in your kid’s lunch for school.

Although this is a cookie, the cranberries and dark chocolate give this recipe a bit of a nutritional boost. Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, the cranberry really is a super food. Cranberries contain phenolic antioxidants that keep bacteria from sticking to cells in the urinary tract, helping prevent infections. Continue reading “Snack Today: Chocolate Cranberry Cookies”

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Please Pass the Cranberry Chutney

cranberry-chuteyThe first time I had cranberry sauce with turkey was after I started dating the man who is now my husband. I remember thinking cranberry sauce was odd, but after that first experience, I have never had turkey with out it. And although sometimes we cheat and just use the canned version, there really is nothing like homemade. Plus it makes your house smell divine!

Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, the cranberry really is a superfood. Cranberries contain phenolic antioxidants that keep bacteria from sticking to cells in the urinary tract, helping prevent infections. Continue reading “Please Pass the Cranberry Chutney”

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Cranberry: My Thanksgiving Favorite!

cottage fallYesterday I celebrated Thanksgiving with family in Canada! The weather was warm, the leaves were beautiful and the food was fantastic. Similar to Thanksgiving celebrated in the United States, the table was covered in dishes filled with potatoes, salads, turkey, stuffing, gravy and my favourite, cranberries! I feel that one cannot really enjoy turkey without a side of that tangy fruit.

Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, the cranberry really is a super food. Cranberries contain phenolic antioxidants that keep bacteria from sticking to cells in the urinary tract, helping prevent infections. One study also has shown that these benefits may extend to men’s prostates, as well. They are also rich in fiber and vitamin C.

Instead of the regular run-of-the-mill canned cranberry sauce, I tried a chunkier cranberry chutney and it was deelish! Since Thanksgiving in the U.S. is still ahead, here is the recipe for Cranberry Chutney, thanks to ALIVE magazine! Continue reading “Cranberry: My Thanksgiving Favorite!”

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