Roast cranberries to add color and health benefits to a variety of good for you foods including Greek yogurt and oatmeal.
Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the Cranberry Marketing Committee‘s #CookwithCranberries campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Network. I received fresh cranberry samples and I was compensated for my time.
Timing is everything! Like my trip to Boston to attend the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo that allowed me to experience the cranberry harvest in nearby Carver, Massachusetts. Here I am, posing as a cranberry farmer between dietitian colleagues Kristina LaRue, RDN, CSSD of Love & Zest and Kylie Mitchell, MPH, RDN, LD of immaeatthat.
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As a registered dietitian, I must tell you, fresh cranberries are a versatile fruit that offer BIG health benefits in a little package, including unique polyphenols not commonly found in other fruit. These nutrients, called PACs (proaythocyanidins), play a role in helping to maintain urinary tract health. In addition to antioxidant polyphenols, a serving of fresh cranberries is a good source of vitamin C, fiber and contains only 1 mg of sodium. They ‘re in season in the fall, but you can enjoy fresh cranberries like this all year long
if you buy one bag for now and freeze two for later. Note: freeze them in their original packaging for up to one year!
I am building on my cranberry traditions with a novel twist: roasting. It’s simple to do and roasted cranberries are the perfect way to add color and health benefits to some of your favorite good for you foods. I like to combine them with brown and wild rice, toss into salads, spread onto sandwiches, and use as a topping for my Greek yogurt and oatmeal bowls.
This eye-catching breakfast is brimming with protein, whole grains, calcium and polyphenols in a delicious, satisfying warm meal. Roast cranberries to add color and health benefits to a variety of good for you foods including Greek yogurt and oatmeal.Please join me in taking advantage of the many reasons to love cranberries!
Cranberry Roasted Breakfast Bowl (serves 4)
Cranberry Roasted Breakfast Bowl
for the roasted cranberries
- 2 cups cranberries
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
to assemble breakfast bowl
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 cups cooked oatmal
- 1/2 cups pecans
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- 2. Toss fresh cranberries with oil, and brown sugar.
- 3. Roast in oven until softened and slightly caramelized 15- 20 minutes. Use immediately or refrigerate and reheat in microwave oven until warm.
- 1.In each of four cereal bowls, divide Greek yogurt, cooked oatmeal and pecans.
- 2.Top each bowl with warm roasted cranberries. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 265kcal Calories from fat 170|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 19g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|