Step into the land of guilt-free indulgence, where our Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce takes the crown! With Thanksgiving feasts and holiday temptations at every turn, staying committed to your healthy eating journey can be as tricky as untangling fairy lights. But fear not, because crafting your own sugar-free cranberry sauce is the secret ingredient to maintaining your focus without the fear of missing out on all the festive fun!
Cranberry Magic: A Weight Watchers-Friendly Delight
Hey there, foodies and health enthusiasts! Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a burst of flavor that won't burst your waistline. We're talking about the delightful world of Weight Watchers-friendly cranberry sauce. Yes, you heard it right! You can savor the tangy goodness of cranberry sauce while keeping your weight-watching goals on track. Let's dive into the delicious details of this cranberry sensation.
Reasons To Love This Recipe:
One of the top reasons to adore this sugar-free cranberry sauce is its power to transform your holiday spread into a healthier feast. It lets you savor the flavors of the season without the added sugar guilt, helping you keep those wellness goals intact during the most indulgent time of the year. Here are a few more reasons:
- Flavor Explosion: Just because it's sugar-free doesn't mean it's flavor-free! Our cranberry sauce bursts with the zesty tang of cranberries, the comforting warmth of cinnamon, and a hint of citrusy freshness from orange extract. It's a taste sensation that will have you reaching for seconds (and maybe thirds).
- No Fear of Missing Out: Tired of feeling like you're missing out on holiday treats because of dietary restrictions? This sauce is your golden ticket to enjoying all the holiday goodness without compromise. Whether you're diabetic, on a low-sugar diet, or just want to make a smart choice, this sauce has your back.
- A Dash of Health: Beyond being sugar-free, our cranberry sauce boasts health benefits from cinnamon and orange extract. Cinnamon, with its antioxidants and blood sugar regulation properties, teams up with vitamin C-rich orange extract to make this sauce as nutritious as it is delicious.
- Simple and Quick: Who has time for complicated recipes during the holidays? Not you! This sauce is a breeze to whip up. Throw the ingredients together, simmer for a bit, and voila – you have a homemade, healthier cranberry sauce ready to steal the show.
- Family and Friends Approved: Worried about serving something different to your guests? Don't be! This sauce is a crowd-pleaser, loved by health-conscious eaters and foodies alike. Your family and friends won't even realize it's sugar-free; they'll be too busy savoring the fantastic flavors.
- Feel-Good Festivities: Last but not least, this sugar-free cranberry sauce lets you enjoy the festivities with a feel-good factor. It's a small but meaningful step toward maintaining your health and wellness goals, ensuring you enter the new year on the right foot. So, indulge, celebrate, and savor the joy of the season, knowing you're making a wise choice for your well-being.
What Ingredients Make This Recipe Work?
Truvia Brown Sugar: The Sweet Secret
First up, the magical Truvia Brown Sugar Blend. It's the secret sauce (pun intended) in our recipe. This low-calorie sweetener is a game-changer for those of us keeping an eye on our calorie intake. Made from stevia leaf extract, erythritol, and a dash of molasses, it gives you all the sweet, brown sugar goodness with a whopping 75% fewer calories. Sweet, right?
Cinnamon: Spice Up Your Life and Your Health
Now, let's talk about everyone's favorite spice – cinnamon. It's not just a flavor enhancer; it's a health booster too! Cinnamon brings warmth and depth to your dishes while serving up a side of antioxidants. It's like the superhero of spices, regulating blood sugar levels and even aiding in weight loss. Sprinkling some into our cranberry sauce not only elevates the taste but also adds to its health benefits.
A Citrusy Twist with Orange Extract
What's cranberry sauce without a little zing? Enter orange extract. It adds a refreshing citrus kick to the cranberry sauce, perfectly balancing the tart cranberries and the sweetness of Truvia Brown Sugar. The traditional version uses orange juice which is loaded with sugar, but by using extract, you don't need to worry about that!
Preparation Made Easy
Now, let's get to the fun part: making this delightful sauce. It's a breeze! Just toss all the ingredients into a saucepan, let them dance together until those cranberries burst and the mixture thickens. Give it some time to cool down, and you're good to go.
Versatile and Delectable To Use All Year Long
Our Weight Watchers-Friendly Cranberry Sauce isn't just for the holiday season. It's a year-round flavor fiesta. Pair it with roast turkey or chicken for an unbeatable side dish. Or get creative – spread it on your morning toast or swirl it into your yogurt for a breakfast that's anything but ordinary. The possibilities are endless, and the taste? Simply divine!
How Many Points Are In This Recipe?
With the new Weight Watchers Plan, points can vary for diabetics. Points can also vary with different brands. Please use your recipe maker to determine your exact points.
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- 1 cup Fresh Cranberries
- 2 Tbsp Truvia Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1-2 drops of Orange Extract
- 1/4 cup Water
- Start by melting brown sugar over low heat, then add cranberries and stir to coat them in the mixture.
- Add in the water, orange extract and cinnamon before crushing the cranberries and infusing it all together. This process should take about 10 minutes, depending on the consistency you desire.
- Remove from the heat and use blender to puree if desired. Keep in mind it will thicken as it cools.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 11Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 0g
*This is an automatic calculation by a third party app*
This isn't just cranberry sauce; it's a testament to your culinary creativity and your commitment to your health and weight goals. With the right ingredients, you can turn a simple recipe into a nourishing masterpiece. So, when you're planning your next meal, don't forget to add this cranberry sauce to your menu. It's a delightful blend of tangy, sweet, and a hint of spice that will make everyone at your table fall in love with healthy eating all over again. Cranberry magic, here you come!
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