I know the holidays are over, but there may still be fresh cranberries available in your grocery store. This is a good time to stock up.
The price may be going down. In fact it may already have. If you haven’t already picked up a bag or two or six this is a good time. I have found cranberries priced as low as 2 for $1 after the holidays. Cranberries freeze well. You can just pop the unopened bag in the freezer of put it in a freezer bag. They freeze well so you will have them on hand for later.
They are full of wonderful nutrients. In addition to being fat-free, cholesterol free, gluten free, sodium free and a good source of vitamin C and fiber, they also contain antioxidants and may help prevent urinary tract infections.
There are so many ways to use fresh or frozen cranberries. You can eat them raw, but they are very tart. You can make cranberry sauce, and of course cranberry nut bread, but they may also be used in savory dishes and stews. The great thing about cooking with fresh cranberries is you control the sugar.
My fresh cranberry sauce and pumpkin cranberry bread (with dried cranberries) recipes are in my new e-book, Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday, available in the Amazon Kindle Store.