There’s almost nothing better at Thanksgiving than to have a side of cranberry sauce with your meal. But, as I’m sure you’re aware, traditional cranberry sauce comes in a can and is loaded with sugar and preservatives.
This cranberry applesauce recipe is super fresh, simple to make, has way less added sugar and is a little tangier, but still satisfies that little sweet kick you like.
I enjoy eating it any time of the year. In fact, this is a good substitute for jam, as long as it’s thick enough.
For a thicker sauce, cook a little longer or add about 1 tsp. chia seeds. They act as a thickener, absorbing the extra liquid around them and offering extra fiber, anti-inflammatory omega 3s, and digestive soothing properties.
Serve this cranberry sauce alongside these dishes:
Apples are full of fiber, and aside from being delicious, cranberries are great for maintaining a healthy bladder, blood pressure and immune system.
Try adding some of this cranberry sauce to your oats the day after Thanksgiving for a quick and healthy post-Thanksgiving breakfast.
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This recipe is Certified Plantricious because it meets the following guidelines.
The Trusted Seal for
- Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
- Sodium (mgs) to Calories ratio, 1 ≤ 1
- Total Fiber to Calories, 3g ≥ 100 calorie