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Diabetic Cranberry Recipes

Cranberries are the favored fruit of the holiday season, but you don’t have to wait for the holidays to incorporate these antioxidant-rich berries into your healthy eating plan. One cup boasts just 13 grams of carb and is high in vitamin C. Enjoy the healthful berries in these diabetes-friendly recipes, including salads, cheesecake, and main-dish meals.

Tangerine-Cranberry Relish

If you love cranberry relish, opt for our slimmed-down recipe that features tangerines and has just 10 grams of carb per serving.

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Cranberry Phyllo Cheesecake

Cranberries add a bold contrast to rich cheesecake, and their deep burgundy color pops out on the plate—perfect for a holiday gathering. The phyllo crust keeps this cheesecake low in carbs.

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Cranberry-Cucumber Salad

This festive, low-carb salad features a variety of bold flavors: tart cranberries mixed with cool cucumber slices, and sweet cherry tomatoes paired with briny olives. Whip up this salad for your next dinner party or family dinner.

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Cranberry-Walnut Wheat Rolls

Each batch makes 24 rolls, so this recipe will have you covered with a week’s worth of family breakfasts, a simple side dish, or a sweet finger food for a holiday party.

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Hot Cranberry Toddy

As the weather gets colder, warm up with this low-carb spiced cranberry drink. A little bourbon or rum adds extra zip, or make the drink nonalcoholic by substituting orange juice. Garnish with a stick of cinnamon or lemon slices.

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Gingered Cranberry Sauce

Wow your guests with a homemade cranberry sauce. Ginger gives the cranberries a little spice, and maple syrup adds a rich sweetness. Bonus: It has just 22 grams of carb per serving!

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Cranberry-Citrus Meatballs

These diabetic appetizers boast just 8 grams of carb per serving. The saucy and sweet meatballs are perfect for the holidays—just add toothpicks!

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Gram’s Holiday Slaw

If you’re worried about carb-heavy side dishes, bring this low-carb slaw to your next gathering. It’s packed with crispy, fresh ingredients and sprinkled with dried cranberries.

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Whole Wheat Cranberry Dinner Rolls

Like a Thanksgiving two-for-one, stuff low-fat buttery dinner rolls with fresh cranberries for the sides you love in one bite, without the added carbs.

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Pork Medallions with Cranberry and Fig Chutney

This is a delicious spin on pork that perfectly serves two people. Cranberries complete this harvest-inspired dish that features savory pork medallions and hot wild rice.

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Fresh Citrus and Cranberry Salad

This refreshing salad boasts just 15 grams of carb per serving. Ingredients such as fresh ginger and mint leaves give this colorful salad its zip.

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Soft Snickerdoodles

These low-carb cookies are loaded with all sorts of healthy goodies: cranberries, peanuts, and currants to name a few. Plus, each cookie boasts fewer than 100 calories, making this diabetic dessert guilt-free.

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Peach-Cranberry Coffee Cake

Peaches and cranberries team up in this crumbly cake that features an easy sugar-free cake mix for a convenient way to make a stunning breakfast dessert.

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Cranberry Pork Loin Chops

Looking for an easy and delicious weeknight meal that’s also low-carb? Dress up pork chops with a flavorful cranberry sauce, and serve it with a side of your favorite veggies or leafy green salad.

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Cranberry-White Chocolate Cornmeal Tea Biscuits

Our festive low-carb biscuits offer the best of both worlds: a healthful snack low in fat and calories, plus an indulgent treat to enjoy with a warm cup of your favorite tea.

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Pecan-Cranberry Salad

Traditional cranberry sauces can be loaded with sugar. Switch it up with this holiday-worthy salad, which is low in calories, sodium, and fat. Top it with pecans for added crunch.

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Cranberry-Smothered White Chocolate Pound Cake

Looking for a dessert that will impress but is still diabetes-friendly? Try this decadent pound cake that features a colorful fruit compote and a drizzle of white chocolate.

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Chicken, Pear, and Parmesan Salad

Healthy salads don’t have to be bland. Cider vinegar and ripe cranberries give this low-carb meal bright flavor, and boneless chicken breast provides more than half your daily value of protein.

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Cranberry-Mango Green Tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has been linked to providing health benefits, such as reducing the risk of some cancers and heart disease. Cranberries and mango give this drink a sweet and exotic flair, so it tastes great and boosts your immune system, too. 

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Nuts-About-Cranberries Tart

Almonds and cranberries are shown to have LDL-cholesterol-lowering qualities—all the more reason to indulge in this sweet, nutty dessert that’s perfect for potlucks.

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Cilantro Tabbouleh with Cranberries

The main ingredient in this Middle Eastern dish is bulgur, which has a cereal-like texture made from several different grains. Boasting 5 grams of fiber per serving, this is a delicious alternative to the everyday leafy green salad.

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Cranberry Whole Wheat Scones

These crispy sweet scones are a staple for busy morning schedules. With a fraction of the calories and carbs of coffee-shop pastries, this scone is perfect paired with fat-free Greek yogurt for a balanced breakfast.

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