Cranberries without Sugar for Thanksgiving

Cranberries without Sugar for Thanksgiving

Alex Brecher

For many people, Thanksgiving and cranberries go hand in hand. Stuffing and pumpkin pie aside, cranberry sauce turns a turkey dinner into Thanksgiving. The trouble is that while cranberries are among the world’s healthiest foods, they are usually served with sugar in sauces or other high-calorie preparations.

The BariatricPal Store has cranberry products that can help anyone who is watching their waistline this Thanksgiving. They are low in sugar, great-tasting, and, sometimes, high in protein. Here are a few!

Cranberry Spread

Any other time, mustard may be turkey’s companion. On Thanksgiving, cranberry sauce does the job, but it comes with a price. Each quarter-cup serving of canned cranberry sauce has 24 grams of sugar and 110 calories. That is enough to turn a carb-free turkey treat into a sugar-fest!

Walden Farms Cranberry Spread offers a cranberry-flavored option that is sugar-free and calorie-free. No matter how much you take during Thanksgiving dinner, afterwards when eating leftover turkey, and any other time, it will not cause the slightest slow-down in your weight loss. If it sounds too good to be true, you may just need to try it. It comes in a single jar or a 6-jar pack.

Turkey Cranberry Protein Bar

Are you working to get more protein to help prevent hunger and lose more weight? You can do that while getting real cranberries when you grab an Epic Turkey Almond Cranberry Meat Bar. Made with real cranberries, turkey, almonds, and spices, each bite may be the essence of Thanksgiving without guilt.

Each bar has 11 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber in a small, 130-calorie, package. Epic Turkey Almond Cranberry Meat Bar comes in a single bar or a 12-bar pack. These bars are ideal for snacks or small meals that you can have anywhere, anytime. They make a good choice instead of sitting down to a plate of leftover turkey and stuffing, and no dishes or utensils necessary!

Cranberry Juice

Juice is sweet, refreshing, and really bad for you if you are watching calories and carbs. Before you know it, it is easy to down a few cups and be set back 400 calories and 100 grams of sugar. Bad move! That is twice the sugar in a slice of pie!

Worse, the calories and sugar will not go very far, since juice has no protein. Instead, why not opt for Cran-Grape Protein Drink? It has 15 grams of protein and no sugar. Each box has 7 single-serving packets that you can make just by mixing them with water.

Have no fear: cranberries are very much on the menu this Thanksgiving, even when you want to lose weight. Just choose the lower-sugar versions that are at The BariatricPal Store, and you can have your Thanksgiving and enjoy it, too!

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