There are thousands of new recipes posted online every day. We love trolling sites like Pinterest, Gojee, and Tastespotting as much as the next person, but we realize that can be a huge time drain. Got an extra bag or two of cranberries left over from Thanksgiving? Instead of letting them linger in the freezer until next Turkey Day, try using the bright berries in one of these creative, healthy recipes. Fresh cranberries (minus the added sugar, of course!) are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. This superfood can help reduce inflammation, fight free radicals, and lower risk of heart disease.
Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce via C + C Marriage Factory The unusual fruit-and-vinegar combo in this recipe provides a distinctive tangy flavor.
Almond and Cranberry Granola via Eating for England Ditch the sugary store-bought granola for good and snack on this homemade version loaded with nuts and dried fruit instead.
Red Cabbage Slaw with Cranberry Vinaigrette via The Galley Gourmet Need a break from butter-laden holiday dishes? This festive-looking side is full of superfoods cabbage and cranberries, so it’s just as healthy as it is pretty.
Apple Cranberry Wheat Berry Salad via Healthy Food for Living Try these chewy whole grains with crunchy apples, cranberries, pecans, and spinach for a perfect late-fall lunch.
Cranberry Margarita via Chubbette Cranberry drinks have a bad reputation for being too sweet. This classic marg has lime and cranberry juice — and no added sugar — so it’s perfect for those looking for a tangier cocktail.
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