Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce

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The holidays can be a trying time if you are striving to live a healthier lifestyle. My willpower is definitely put to the test when the table is full of all that delicious food.  Remember it’s all about moderation. Making even a few small changes on your holiday plate can add up to a big difference in your goals of eating better. Thanks to our friends at Slimming World, for allowing us to share a  few of their holiday recipes that will be lower in fat and calories, but still taste great!

Is it really Thanksgiving if you don’t have cranberry sauce? I don’t think so! This Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce recipe is packed full of flavor and short on calories. It’s a perfect combination of sweet and savory to compliment any meal. You can prepare the recipe in less than 2o minutes. It will need to cool for at least an hour and then can be served at room temperature or chilled.

Looking for a delicious low-calorie Thanksgiving recipe? You can make this sweet and savory Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce in less than 20 minutes.

photo credit Slimmingworld.com

Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients

Spray oil*

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

8 oz fresh or frozen cranberries

1 medium pear, cored and finely chopped

2 tbsp no-calorie granulated sweetener

*Please note to protect your weight loss, use up to 10 short sprays of any spray oil per day.

Directions:

  1. Lightly spray a medium saucepan with spray oil. Add onion, ginger and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat 5-7 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add cranberries and 2/3 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently 4 minutes, or until cranberry skins pop and mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a bowl. Let cool to room temperature, then stir in pear and no-calorie granulated sweetener.

This Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce recipe is packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and flavor! You can be proud to serve this along your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. It’s great for leftovers, too. Have you ever had a cold turkey sandwich topped with leftover cranberry sauce? If not, your missing out! Leftovers or planned overs are the one of the things I like best about Thanksgiving. Family, friends and great food. What more could a girl ask for?

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photo credit Slimmingworld.com

Who is making the cranberry sauce for your holiday meals?


Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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3 Comments

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    Deborah Davis
    November 22, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    What a delightful addition to our holiday feasts! Thank you for sharing this delectable recipe at the Healthy Living Link Party.

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    Emily
    December 3, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    OOO so many yummy flavors. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Link Party. – Emily

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