Diabetes Friendly Orange Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving, my (Alicia's) most favorite holiday is now less than 2 weeks away. I'm so excited! November also happens to be Diabetes Awareness Month. So what better way to join Thanksgiving and Diabetes Awareness than to provide a Diabetes Friendly Thanksgiving Recipe: Cranberry Sauce.

Regular, canned cranberry sauce has 110 calories and 26 grams of carbs per 1/4 cup. We thought we could do one better and create a recipe for those who are watching their carbohydrates. Here is a recipe using Orange Flavored Stevia drops.

You can find the Sweet Leaf Stevia drops at Market Street in our Living Well Supplement section.

SweetLeaf Sweet Drops can be found at Market Street
in our Living Well Supplement Section.

Orange Spiced Cranberry Sauce
3 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup of light orange juice (I used Trop 50)
40 drops (roughly 1/3 teaspoon) orange stevia drops
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves

Ingredients: cranberries, fresh lemon juice, orange juice,
water, stevia drops (orange flavored), cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Mix together the water and orange juice in a small sauce pan and bring to boil over low heat. When the liquid begins boiling, add in the cranberries and spices and bring the mixture back to a boil. When you see the cranberries pop open immediately remove from the heat.

Bring the orange juice and water to a boil.

Add the cranberries and return to a boil.
When the cranberries "pop", remove from heat.

In a small bowl mix together the orange stevia drops and lemon juice. Pour this mixture right into the cranberries and mix everything together. Pour the mixture into a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Add the lemon juice, stevia and spice mixture to the cranberries.

Pour the cranberry sauce into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
If you like your cranberry sauce less chunky, blend in a mixer or use
an immersion blender to achieve the desired texture. Add more spices or stevia to taste.

This recipe has 73% fewer calories, 70% fewer carbohydrates, and 86% less sugar than traditional canned cranberry sauce.

Orange Spiced Cranberry Sauce Nutrition
Serving size: 1/4 cup (70g)
Calories: 30
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Total Carbohydrates: 8g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 0g

Traditional Canned Cranberry Sauce
Serving size: 1/4 cup (70g)
Calories: 110
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 35mg
Total Carbohydrates: 26g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 21g
Protein: 0g

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