The holidays are right around the corner which means tons of ideas for a holiday feast. Holiday foods don’t exactly scream keto, we’ve come up with some recipes that are guaranteed to become holiday favorites while still keeping you in ketosis.
One of the staple foods on the table for a holiday dinner is none other than the sweet and savory cranberry sauce: cranberry sauce without the sugar and carb load that’s also keto-approved with less than five grams of carbs per serving.
The main ingredient in this cranberry sauce recipe is, you guessed it — cranberries!
- Decrease inflammation
- Help prevent certain cancers
- Improve immune system
- Improve digestion
- Improve heart health
Cranberries are a natural anti-inflammatory that helps fight inflammation with their abundant amount of antioxidants.
Inflammation is the cause of many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, auto-immune disease, heart disease and more.
Help Prevent Cancer
Past research has shown cancer-preventive substances found in cranberries can help prevent prostate, colon, breast and lung cancers. The high content of antioxidants found in cranberries give them the power to fight free radicals and even help slow tumor progression.
Improve Immune Function
The high levels of proanthocyanidins (PACs) that cranberries contain are from a larger class of polyphenols present in berries and other fruits. These properties help protect the gut lining, providing the ultimate environment for gut bacteria and immune system function.
Not only do cranberries improve gut health, they improve the digestive tract as well. Cranberries have cleansing and anti-septic, detoxifying properties. They relieve bloating, water retention and eliminate harmful toxins.
The combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make cranberries one of the top heart-healthy fruits available. They are associated with a decreased risk of certain markers of heart disease.
This cranberry sauce recipe is sweetened with low-glycemic stevia and is low in carbohydrates–a good way to enjoy a sauce for a ketogenic holiday meal.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
- Total Time: 5 hours
- Yield: 6
- Cuisine: American
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- Zest medium orange
- 1 tsp stevia
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup water
- Add all ingredients to saucepan and bring to boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours.
- Serve chilled.
- Calories: 27
- Fat: 0.1g
- Carbohydrates: 7.2g (Net: 4.5g)
- Protein: 0.3g
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