Winter Super Foods: Cranberries: Recipes

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Cranberry Recipes

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Cranberry Vegetable Risotto | Cranberry Apple Crisp | Cranberry Pie | Cranberry Turkey Salad | Cranberry Salsa


Our Advice: Journal as 1 cup starchy food or legumes + 1 teaspoon fat + 1 serving vegetables.

2 Tbsp butter
1 small onion, diced
3/4 cup Arborio rice
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup sliced portabella mushrooms
1 cup diced asparagus
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
2 Tbsp minced fresh basil
1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Grease a medium casserole dish.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook over medium heat until soft.
  • Add rice; cook for two minutes.
  • Add broth; bring to a boil for two minutes.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients, except Parmesan cheese.
  • Pour mixture into casserole dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Stir in cheese. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 323, protein 8 grams, fat 7grams, calories from fat 20%, carbohydrates 57grams, cholesterol 17 milligrams, fiber 4g, sodium 233 milligrams.


Our Advice: Journal as one portion medium dessert + 1 teaspoon fat.

5 cups pared, sliced tart apples (about six medium apples)
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Layer apples and cranberries in pan sprinkling with sugar as you layer.
  • Topping: mix flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Work in butter until light and crumbly.
  • Sprinkle topping evenly over apples and cranberries.
  • Bake 45 minutes or until apples are tender.

Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 210, protein 1 gram, fat 6 grams, calories from fat 25%, carbohydrates 39 grams, cholesterol 15 milligrams, fiber 3 grams, sodium 64 milligrams.


Our Advice: Journal as one portion medium dessert.

2 cups cranberries, whole
2 cups blueberries
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1 9-inch ready-to-bake pie crust

  • Mix berries.
  • Combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir into mixed berries.
  • Spread mixture into ready-to-bake pie shell.
  • Bake at 425 F for one hour.

Yield: 8 servings.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 150, protein 1 gram, fat 1 gram, calories from fat 6%, carbohydrate 45 grams, cholesterol 0 milligrams, fiber 2 grams, sodium 105 milligrams.


Our Advice: Journal as one portion entree salad with meat and regular dressing + one serving fruit.

2 cups cooked turkey breast, cubed
4 cups romaine lettuce, torn into small pieces
1 large red apple, cored and cut into small pieces
1 orange peeled and segmented (or use a small can of mandarin oranges)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3 Tbsp walnuts, coarsely chopped
3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

1 cup jellied whole-berry cranberry sauce
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • In a small bowl, mix cranberry sauce and orange juice concentrate.
  • Arrange lettuce leaves among four plates.
  • Just before serving gently toss turkey mixture with dressing.
  • Garnish with kiwi slices.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 398, protein 31 grams, fat 5 grams, percentage of calories from fat 11%, carbohydrates 59 grams, cholesterol 70 milligrams, fiber 6 grams, sodium 84 milligrams.


Our Advice: Journal one serving as one serving vegetables.

4 ounces 100% cranberry juice blend
1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup fresh cranberries, sliced thin*
1/4 cup ripe medium avocado, diced
1/2 cup pineapple, diced
1/2 cup scallions (including green tops), sliced thinly
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup jalapeno peppers, chopped fine
2 cloves crushed garlic (1 tsp.)
Fresh ground pepper, as desired

  • Place juice into a saucepan. Boil for about five minutes until reduced to about 1 Tbsp of syrup.
  • Place the reduced juice and all remaining ingredients into a medium bowl and stir until incorporated.
  • Chill and serve immediately.

*Fresh cranberries may be stored in your freezer for up to one year.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 40, protein 0 grams, fat 0 grams, calories from fat 0, carbohydrates 8 grams, cholesterol 0 milligrams, fiber 1 gram, sodium 76 milligrams.

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Updated 2005.

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