Not a big fan of cranberry sauce? Try a sugar free cranberry sauce with blueberries. It’s a tasty low carb alternative for holiday meals.
We served a low carb blueberry cranberry sauce with our Thanksgiving turkey dinner this year. It was an excellent low carb alternative for those sticking to healthier diets during the holidays.
The blueberries added sweetness to the tart cranberries which lessened the amount of sweetener. I used Pyure All Purpose in this sauce, which has a sweetness about twice that of sugar. I’ve been using this new organic sweetener a lot lately.
My local Walmart Supercenter carries Pyure for less than $7 a bag. This is a bargain compared to many of the other low carb sweeteners. I also like that it is certified organic and the erythritol is GMO free.
Our holiday meal was very simple as I wanted to keep leftovers to a minimum. I enjoyed the sugar-free cranberry sauce with blueberries along side the traditional turkey and low carb mashed cauliflower.
My son didn’t realize he accidentally took some of the cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. He took a bite and noticed the texture was a bit off. When I told him it was cauliflower he was shocked, but continued to eat them.
After taking and eating some regular mashed potatoes, my son told me the cauliflower tasted better. Not bad coming from a regular high carb eater.
My son has been away at college and the food on the meal plan is quite terrible so anything is an improvement for him. The sugar free cranberry sauce with blueberries an low carb faux mashed potatoes were a treat for him.
If you’d like to try another great low carb cranberry sauce, check out the cranberry relish over at Low Carb Maven. It’s a great recipe that adds in the flavor of orange, ginger, and cloves.
As many of the regular blog readers may have noticed, this website has been updated with a fresh new theme. I have been slowly preparing for this redesign since returning to blogging.
It has been some time since I’ve worked on the back end coding of this website. It took quite a bit of time to research what I needed to do. It’s been rough the last month and a half as I have also been doing long hours at my regular job.
In between the 72 hour work weeks and taking care of a toddler, I managed to squeeze in some time for the blog. Some of the information for overhauling a WordPress blog was difficult to find. I may add a section to this blog for other bloggers who are either looking to start a blog or wanting to do a redesign.
Now that the major website update is complete and my work hours are back to normal, I’m hoping to have more time for low carb recipes and posting new content on the blog. The holiday season is here and I’m anxious to try some new sugar-free treats. I have such a backlog of recipes to try it’s going to be tough to decide on which ones to try first.
Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce with BlueberriesRecipe
Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce with Blueberries
- 12 ounces cranberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup Pyure All Purpose or 1/2 cup Swerve plus 1/4 teaspoon stevia extract powder
- 2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Wash cranberries and discard any bad ones.
Place cranberries in a medium saucepan with water and sweetener. Bring to a boil over high heat.3
Reduce heat to medium. Stir and simmer cranberries for 10 minutes or until the berries burst. Mash the cranberries slightly with spoon. Remove from heat.
Stir in the blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Stir to combine.
Transfer to a bowl, cool slightly and place plastic wrap directly on top of sauce to cover. Refrigerate until chilled.
Makes 10 Servings
Per Serving: 12.9 calories, 0.1g fat, 0.3g sodium, 11.9g carbs, 2.0g fiber, 3.2g sugar alcohol, 6.1g net carb, 0.2g protein