Healthy Cranberry Recipes

Find healthy, delicious cranberry recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Cranberry Relish

Take a detour from traditional cranberry sauce and try this recipe that combines fresh cranberries with sweet dates, sage and orange. You can make this no-cook cranberry relish in less than a minute in the food processor. It's a divine accompaniment to roast turkey and perfect on a turkey sandwich as well.

Cranberry-Rosemary Stuffed Pork Loin

Rating: 3.5 stars
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This cranberry-rosemary stuffed pork tenderloin recipe looks gorgeous with the cranberry- and rosemary-flecked stuffing bursting from the juicy browned pork loin. Don't be scared by the task of double butterflying a pork loin--the process is fairly simple.

Cranberry-Orange Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie

Bran cereal, almonds, and dried cranberries make a quick but pretty topper for this crustless pumpkin pie.

Almond Cranberry Banana Bread

This flavorful banana bread combines almonds, cranberries, orange juice, and honey for a make-ahead snack or breakfast.

Cranberry Crumble Bars

Rating: 3 stars
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These cranberry-orange bars freeze well. Make a batch on a free afternoon and pop them in the freezer so you'll always have a healthy dessert on hand when company calls.

Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

A great dessert option for your next holiday party, these sweet cheesecake bars have an oat crust and a cranberry-orange sauce that's swirled on top and baked right in.

Cranberry-Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Rating: 5 stars
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To round out this healthy chicken dinner recipe, put some farro on to cook before you start cooking the chicken. Add some steamed broccoli and serve with a glass of pinot noir.

Blueberry-Cranberry Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars
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Ready to try kefir? We use it in place of yogurt in this healthy smoothie recipe packed with berries and banana.

Cranberry-Almond Granola Bars

There are plenty of granola bar options at the grocery store, but they're also easy (and often healthier) to make at home. Feel free to vary the add-ins to your taste, swapping 2 cups of any combination of small (or chopped) dried fruit, nuts, seeds and/or chocolate chips for the dried cranberries and nuts in this version. We tested several sticky sweeteners, including maple syrup and honey, but found brown rice syrup held the bars together the best.

Roasted Salmon with Spicy Cranberry Relish

Rating: 5 stars
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This ruby-red cranberry relish recipe gets refreshing crunch from apple and celery. It's also delightful alongside a roast chicken or pork loin.

Orange-Cranberry Pudding Cakes

These light and creamy desserts are a welcome departure from traditional cake or pie. Put these easy pudding cakes in the oven to bake just before sitting down for a meal, and you'll get a perfectly timed warm dessert.

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

Rating: 5 stars
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Serve this quick and easy strawberry-rhubarb crumble warm, topped with a scoop of nonfat frozen yogurt.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cranberry Apple Pie Crisp

Apple pie spice gives an autumn zing to this apple cranberry crisp.

Cranberry-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

This cinnamon rolls recipe is as easy as making muffins—no kneading! They contain less butter and sugar and more fiber than traditional recipes.

Cranberry-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Rating: 3.33 stars
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This cranberry-pecan cinnamon roll recipe is a cinch to put together--there's no kneading and no rolling of any dough. These rolls are baked in a muffin tin and are already perfectly portioned, making them great for a morning treat or as part of a brunch menu.