Healthy Thanksgiving Side Alternatives

Cranberry Sauce with Apricots, Raisins, and Orangecranberry-sauce

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 8 Hours 25 Minutes
Servings: 24

“Dried apricots are a great addition to this holiday favorite!”

1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
4 cups fresh cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon grated orange zest

In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix the orange juice, water, cranberries, sugar, apricots, raisins, and orange zest. Stir constantly until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Bring to a boil, and cook 10 minutes, or until cranberries have burst. Remove from heat, and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight, before serving cold.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ginger and Honey

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 12
“Fresh ginger, cardamom, and sweet potatoes will fill your house with a fall fragrance as well as call your family to the table. Originally submitted to”
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a large bowl, toss together the sweet potatoes, honey, ginger, walnut oil, cardamom, and pepper. Transfer to a large cast iron frying pan.
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Stir the potatoes to expose the pieces from the bottom of the pan. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and caramelized on the outside.

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