I love cranberries and not only at Thanksgiving time – cranberries in the form of Craisins® are a regular part of our diet. When I was pregnant and I had that strike of hunger that can’t wait for another moment, I would just reach into my purse for this delicious sour goodness mixed with roasted almonds and immediate equilibrium returned into my life. Craisins® has challenged me to make the swap from raisins to dried cranberries and well … it was an easy thing to do
For unique flavor, color and ultimate versatility, no other dried fruit comes close to Craisins® Dried Cranberries—not even raisins! From snacking to baking, on salads and cereals, Craisins® Dried Cranberries offer ultimate versatility and variety with flavors like original, cherry, pomegranate and blueberry. Craisins® Dried Cranberries are fat-free, cholesterol-free and have no artificial flavors, preservatives or trans-fat.
You probably already know that Craisins® Dried Cranberries taste good and add a tart and tangy twist to any recipe, but did you know that they’re so good for you too? Craisins® Dried Cranberries pack a lot of powerful nutrition into one little berry.
DID YOU KNOW?
Craisins® Dried Cranberries have double the antioxidants and the same amount of sugar as the
leading brand of raisins, plus unique cranberry health benefits.
A 1/3 cup of Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries provides the same urinary tract health
benefits as one serving of cranberry juice cocktail.
Craisins® Dried Cranberries are fat-free, cholesterol-free and have no artificial flavors, preservatives or trans-fat and are a good source of fiber to help curb your hunger longer than many snacks.
One serving of Craisins® Dried Cranberries meets 25 percent of your daily recommended fruit needs.
To make the swap from raisins to Craisins®, I simply started to put it in everything that needed a little tang. While raisins are sweet, cranberries deliver that simple tartness that perfectly outbalances flavors in an amazing way. I absolutely love Craisins in oatmeal craisin cookies with white chocolate chips, in my Cranberry Orange Chex-Mix and my latest favorite Curried Cranberry Chicken Salad … wow your family with this goodness:
Curried Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe
¾ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lime juice
¾ teaspoon curry powder
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 medium apple, cut into ½ inch chunks
¾ cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries
½ cup thinly sliced celery
¼ cup chopped pecans (absolutely don’t leave it out)
2 tablespoons thinly slice green onions
Combine mayonnaise, lime juice and curry powder in a large mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill. Best prepare and served within 8 hours.
Craisins are available in all grocery retail stores. Go like them on Facebook they have some amazing ideas and giveaways and maybe you will make the swap from raisins to Craisins® too.
Orshi is a teacher at UCIC where she works daily with children. She shows a great love for children as she has three of her own. She also loves Facebook, gardening and baking. She was born and grew up in Hungary and now lives across the street.
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