In this week's Made Fit TV video, I provide a quick recipe that can eliminate some extra sugar from that favorite side dish cranberry sauce.
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Hi welcome to Made Fit TV. I’m your host Jennifer DiDonato and this is episode number 72, made fit TV is everyone’s source for health and fitness information and entertainment where fit bodies don’t just happen overnight, they’re made with a little bit of time but with the tips that I provide you, hopefully, you’ll make it a little bit easier so welcome to our episode. Today’s episode is healthy thanksgiving recipes and today we’re going to do a lower sugar, healthier cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce as healthy as it is because cranberries are great antioxidants but this recipe I’m going to show you is a little bit lower in sugar and kind of forces you to maybe explore different sugar substitutes or different types of sugars that you can use in your cranberry sauce. So first thing I just want to say, I want to give a shout out to 5min.com, Roxanna there, she was great. Just let you guys know, we were featured, made fit TV was featured on the front page of 5min.com and it was just such a great surprise that we had it there and they worked it out. We were featured the top thing for the health and fitness so check it out. They have a lot of cool videos on there for your everyday life. So 5min.com thanks Roxanna. This is an interesting episode, I have to tell you guys, I wanted to do two recipes. So I was going to do along with the cranberry sauce, another alternative for mash potatoes using cauliflower and a great recipe had it all there, the guys on Ustream, you guys are watching me live, you saw it. Put it in the blender, put it in the food processor and I took a dump. The food processer decided not to work for me today and we’re going to have to return it. So I’m really sorry, I’m not going to be able to show that to you guys. This just happened so what I’m going to do though is I’m going to post that recipe on Wednesday’s made fit TV episode when this airs and you guys can see it, go to madefittv.com and the recipe is going to be printed out right there for you to see. So if you’re in Youtube and everything, you guys aren’t going to be able to see it so go to madefittv.com and you can print off that recipe along with the recipe that I’m just about to show you. So let’s get started. I am doing the cranberry sauce. So what we need is you need one bag of cranberries. I recommend that you just purchase a couple of bags this time of year, it’s thanksgiving, it’s going to go really quick and you don’t want to be stuck at the grocery store with no cranberries. Sad, tear. So get a couple right now. Freeze a few of them, what I do is I froze this one so I’m going to take a full bag and I put a cup of water in a pan. So what I’m going to do, it’s not boiling yet. What you want to do is add a cup of water and then add a bag of the cranberries. They can be frozen or they can be right out of the fridge. I just froze it because I don’t want it to get funky, because I bought them, I got a head started on that, I bought them awhile ago so about a week ago. Put your cranberries in there, tada, see simple enough so what I’m going to do is I’m going to put it on the stove and I’m going to let it simmer for about 7 minutes. So we’ll be right back when it’s simmering. So while I’m making that simmer, what I did is I took one orange and what you want to do is you want to peel the rind off of it. I just used a little- make sure you clean it though first because you’re leaving it out in the open at the grocery store and nasty things can get on there so what I did is I peel it on there and had a nice orange zest. Very good. I’m just going to throw it over here. Then I’m going to take the remainder of the orange and we use it and I’m going to put the orange juice into the cranberry sauce. So I’m just going to show you, I wish my stove was closer. Mix it all in, cranberry, some of them are starting to pop a little bit and getting mushier right there which is what you want. So now, la