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Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries are in season and this healthy, nutrient dense berry plays a big role in holiday dishes. Cranberries are high in antioxidants, low in calories and have been associated with lowering the risk of urinary tract infections, preventing cancer, improving immune function, decreasing blood pressure and more.

Cranberry sauce is a long time staple for many people at Thanksgiving but did you know it contains high fructose corn syrup and just one serving has 21 grams of sugar?  Cranberries by themselves have only 25 calories but they are very tart so the food manufacturers have decided that cooking them up with high fructose corn syrup is a good way to cover the flavor.

Well I’m here to tell you that you can make your own cranberry sauce in just minutes and avoid the unwanted sugar and calories that come along with ingesting the canned stuff.   I promise you my recipe will replace your cranberry sauce and be a low calorie dish you can make all year round as a condiment.  This recipe is also detox friendly for those of you on BodyDesigns Two-Week Detox Plan.

Cranberries are only here for a short period of time so if you enjoy this recipe I suggest you stock on and freeze them for the year. Also, try my Cranberry Muffins for another way to enjoy this seasonal berry.

 sugar free cranberry sauce

Mary’s Cranberry Sauce

12 oz. package of fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed well                                                                                                                                                                                                 1 cup water
1/8-1/4 tsp. stevia

1. Heat 1 cup of water in a medium size sauce pan.
2. Add cranberries and bring to a light boil.
3. Stir constantly as cranberries begin to burst open. After about 5 minutes the sauce will thicken to a nice consistency.
4. Add stevia to taste.



sugar free cranberry sauce


Servings per bag: 8

Calories: 21
Fat: 0 g
Carbs: 6 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 0 g

Are you looking to transform your health? Mary works with clients all over the country developing personalized nutrition and exercise plans for weight loss and health. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to health and wellness contact her today!

Visit BodyDesigns Two Week Detox Plan or BodyDesignsbyMary for more information.

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