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Cranberry & Orange Bread {Repost}

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Now that the holiday season is in full swing and cranberries are plentiful, I wanted to repost this recipe for Cranberry & Orange Bread.

Cranberry and Orange Bread avi

Cranberries are good for almost everything! They are great for people watching their carbs because they’re full of nutrition, fiber, and flavor without many carbohydrates. Half a cup of whole cranberries has 4 grams of effective carbohydrate, plus 2 grams of fiber, 1/3 of which is soluble.

Antioxidants: In study after study, cranberries are near or at the top of the antioxidant heap. They are rich in polyphenols, and have a lot of other helpful phytochemicals as well.

This Superfood has other health benefits including:

  • Prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections

  • In the GI tract, they help prevent bacteria from causing food-borne illness.

  • May help prevent tooth decay by discouraging bacteria and preventing them from “sticking”.

  • Prevention of the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which may help prevent atherosclerosis.

  • Improves blood vessel function in people with atherosclerosis.

  • Some studies show that cranberries can either raise HDL cholesterol or lower LDL cholesterol.

  • Cranberries may also have anti-cancer properties.

 This week’s Superfood Friday Feature is

  1. Cranberry Bread

 

Cranberry and Orange Bread

I added sweetened dried cranberries and orange zest to a box of Pillsbury Quick Bread mix for more nutrients and flavoring.  (check the link below for money saving coupons)

added dried cranberries and orange zest to box mix

I’m really happy that the holiday season is here because fresh cranberries are now plentiful.  

Do you have recipes for cooking with cranberries, and no, not the one that calls for opening a can of jellied cranberry sauce and eating it with a spoon…I know you’ve done that!  

cranberry bread

 Speaking of the holidays, check out my DIY Napkin Rings article that was published in Parade Magazine!

DIY Napkin Rings avi

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


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