In addition to being delicious, colorful, and festive, cranberries have tons of health benefits. They are powerful antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut. Plus, their lip-puckering tartness means they are lower in sugar than a lot of fruits.
However, lots of cranberry sauce recipes and store-bought sauces are packed with added sugar. To make the most of the healthy perks of this holiday superfood, you might consider following a sugar-free homemade recipe, like this one from Sugar Free 3 author Michele Promaulayko.
Promaulayko shared her supereasy recipe for no-sugar cranberry sauce on Instagram. It requires only four ingredients and takes about 10 minutes to whip up.
- 1 pound fresh cranberries
- 1/4 cup water
- Orange zest
- Stevia to taste
All you have to do is mix the ingredients in a pot and simmer for approximately 10 minutes on the stove. Promaulayko warns to go easy on the Stevia, since it is a lot sweeter than sugar.
Once the berries have burst (and your kitchen is filled with the fragrant scent of citrusy goodness!), the sauce is ready to be dolloped onto your Thanksgiving plate or bottled in a Mason jar for a cute, personal gift.
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