Looking for healthy cranberry recipes for Thanksgiving? So was I....Thanksgiving is definitely a time when everyone is thinking traditional holiday foods, like cranberries. I found 8 recipes that looked good, were made from real food, and were gluten free and vegan.
Cranberries are easy to work with and easy to find this time of the year. Why not make your own cranberry sauce? If you buy commercially made cranberry sauce, you are eating a really heavily sugared product that has been heated to the point of destroying nutritional value. And who wants to eat from a can and risk ingesting heavy metals, and BPA when you can get fresh ( I got fresh organic for a reasonable price at Trader Joe's) and easily make it yourself.
|I found these at Trader Joe's and very reasonable|
I've rounded up some interesting real food gluten free recipes using cranberries including my fresh cranberry salad dressing. Add a few raw cranberries to a salad. They are tart , but delicious.
|Salad with fresh tart cranberries , apples and sweet honey lemon dressing|
Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Ginger from Phoenix Helix
( love the apple and ginger - she gives a great article about the benefits of cranberries too)
Cranberry Fruit Salad from Life by Jeanie
Cranberry Cherry Applesauce from Real Food and Holistic Living
( looks amazing uses frozen cherries)
Homemade Raw Cranberry Sauce from 3 Boys and a Dog
(made with dates for sweetener- looks yummy)
Cranberry, Apple, and Almond Quinoa Salad from Oh She Glows
( not vegan, contains eggs)
** I found some of the links on a real food Thanksgiving roundup with a great variety of healthy recipes at Yearning and Learning
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