Great HEAL Recipes
HEAL-icious Holiday Snowballs
12 oz fresh cranberries
1 heaping cup powdered sugar
Rinse and drain the cranberries and discard any damaged or squishy ones. Spritz with water if the cranberries become dry. Pour powdered sugar into a large shallow tray.
In small batches, gently roll the damp cranberries into the powdered sugar to coat. Remove the cranberries with a slotted spoon or by hand and place on parchment paper.
Allow cranberries to harden and set for approximately 15-20 minutes. Cranberries are ready when the sugar is firm, forming a delicate crust.
Transfer to a pretty holiday bowl and enjoy!
Coated cranberries will last 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
Your family will love this gourmet treat. These sugared cranberries are not only HEAL-icious (healthy & delicious); they are beautiful on a cheese tray, salad, or as part of a holiday gift basket.
Cranberry Nutrition Facts and Body Benefits
When it comes to eating HEAL-icious, the primary focus is “nutrient density” and “moderation.” Nutrient-dense foods contain vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats. Foods high in nutrient-density are typically low in sugar, sodium, starches, and bad fats. Nutrients, vitamins, and minerals support good health, a strong immune system, and disease prevention. When it comes to treats, HEAL promotes moderation – the avoidance of excess and extremes. Foods or beverages containing high levels of saturated fat, sugar, and sodium can lead to unhealthy consequences.
Hundreds of students compete each year in the HEAL-icious snack, treat, and meal challenge. Winning dishes must be both nutrient-dense and tasty. Enjoy this award-winning, HEAL approved treat in moderation. ☺
Cranberries have all kinds of health-boosting benefits for very few calories.
A cup of raw, unsweetened cranberries contains:
0 grams of fat
12 grams of carbohydrates
4 grams of fiber
1 gram of protein
Cranberries are a rich source of antioxidants including vitamin C and Manganese.
Vitamin C (25% DV) This antioxidant is essential for maintaining healthy eyes, skin, muscles, heart, digestive and immune system health.
Manganese (16% DV) This antioxidant boosts bones, teeth, brain and nerves health.
Frozen, canned, dried or juiced, cranberries are available year-round. Check the nutrition facts label on packaged cranberry product. Watch for added ingredients, such as sugar or other sweeteners that reduce the health benefits of this naturally nutritious fruit.