Cranberry Sauce

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In preparation for the holidays, many of us decide to pick up a can of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce to save on time in the kitchen. Believe me the thought crossed my mind, it was a fleeting thought though because: that cranberry sauce is absolutely nutritionally void.

Evidence:

  • Ingredients: Cranberries, glucose-fructose, glucose, water.
  • Nutritional content (1/4 cup): 24g sugar, 0% vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 0% calcium, 0% iron

= nutritionally void

I rest my case.

Guaranteed, everyone can spare 20 minutes to make fresh cranberry sauce. You don’t have to baby sit it either. So in the end it will take up 5 minutes of your time tops. It tastes absolutely amazing. So much so that I ended up eating the leftovers on my hot cereal in the morning, right out of the jar, and finally, mixed in with a fruit salad.

 

Cranberry sauce
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Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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So good you’ll find hundreds of ways to use cranberry sauce. Guaranteed.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cup cranberries (fresh is better)
  • 1 pear
  • 1 apple
  • ¼ cup coconut nectar
  • 1 lemon, rind only
  • 2 tablespoon coconut sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine cranberries, water and apple juice in a medium saucepan
  2. Heat covered on medium-high for 5 minutes (you’ll hear cranberries pop)
  3. Add remaining ingredients, cover and heat on medium-low for 10 minutes

 

 

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