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Healthy Cranberry Recipes


A collection of healthy cranberry recipes for fall, Thanksgiving, or just anytime you're craving this brightly colored sweet and sour berry. 

1. Whole wheat cranberry muffins

These sweet cranberry muffins are made with healthy whole wheat flour and oatmeal, and would make an excellent Christmas morning or Thanksgiving morning breakfast. Or, serve them alongside of your Thanksgiving meal instead of cornbread or your usual Thanksgiving bread. They're so colorful with all those cranberries!
See also: Sugar-free cranberry muffins

2. Green beans with cranberries

For a colorful green bean side dish or vegetable dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas, try this easy green bean recipe with cranberries, Sure, it's a bit unconventional, but it's fun and healthy, as well as safe for your vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free guests. You might also like this recipe for cranberries and green beans with parsley and garlic.

3. Cranberry sauce with blueberries

Forget about canned cranberry sauce. Making cranberry sauce from scratch is fairly simple. This easy cranberry sauce recipe is simmered on the stovetop for fifteen minutes, and then it's done. Finished. Nothing more. That's it! If you think you don't want to make homemade cranberry sauce for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, you simply must check out this easy recipe first! Its sweetened with a bit of sugar and combines cranberries with fresh blueberries and orange juice for a textured and flavorful dish.

4. Cranberry oatmeal cookies

These cranberry oatmeal cookies are one of the most highest rated recipes on this site! Spiced with plenty of holiday flavors, including ginger, cloves and nutmeg, this vegan recipe for spiced oatmeal cranberry cookies is thick and chewy, just the way oatmeal cookies should be!

5. Spinach Salad with Cranberries and Vegetarian Bacon

A simple spinach salad dotted with cranberries, chopped vegetarian bacon and gorgonzola cheese. Simple, elegant and delicious. Spinach salad is one of the most nutritious gifts you can give your body, and adding cranberries and cheese turns it into a gourmet treat. For another gourmeet salad with cranberries, try this warmed fennel and mixed greens salad with cranberries and pear.

6. Cranberry lemon scones

These homemade lower-fat cranberry lemon vegan scones are perfect for breakfast along with a hot cup of coffee. Flavored with lemon and cranberry, cranberry scones are perfect for a crisp fall morning, or to go along with an afternoon tea break anytime.

7. Easy cranberry sauce with apples

This homemade cranberry sauce is really as easy as it gets. You just can't go wrong. All you have to do is boil fresh or frozen thawed cranberries (fresh is better, of course!) and simmer together with a few common ingredients. Fifteen minutes later, you've got a fresh, homemade cranberry sauce! If you want to try an easy vegetarian or vegan cranberry recipe for the holidays, this one is a great place to start.

8. Cranberry stuffing recipe

A vegetarian stuffing recipe with wild rice, fresh sage, and lots of cranberries. Perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas side stuffing, and so colorful!

9. Cranberry date bars

For a healthy dessert or a sweet breakfast, these cranberry bars are made with oatmeal, dates, whole wheat flour and dried cranberries. They'd make an excellent breakfast for the morning after Thanksgiving, or a snack for the kids while the adults graze on other Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres.

10. Cranberry goat cheese salad

A recipe for cranberry salad with mesclun greens and topped with goat cheese, candied nuts and red onions. This cranberry and goat cheese salad pairs sweet with a bit of salty flavors and has varied textures - the crunchy cranberries contrast with the smooth goat cheese. A healthy gourmet touch to a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.

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