Cheddar Cranberry Cheeseball

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This cheese ball food idea is an easy snack for entertaining and just in time for the holidays. Cheese balls aren't just for the holidays, they make the perfect addition to any party or gathering, and they're so easy to make you'll be sure to make one again and again. This cheese ball recipe is an easy snack for entertaining, full of creamy, cheesy goodness, with the sharpness of the cheddar coming through and the hot sauce in the recipe giving it a great kick, and the chutney providing just enough sweetness to pull it all together. For this easy to make cheese ball food idea, you will need butter, cream cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper, sharp cheddar cheese, mango chutney, cranberries and crackers for serving. For the full step by step recipe and cheese ball food idea, you will want to take a look at the Comfortable Food site.

The cranberries in this cheese ball food idea is just one of the ways you can enjoy this healthy fruit. Consuming cranberries on a regular basis is a good way to enjoy all the benefits this superfood offers. One of the benefits of cranberries is in the fiber they contain. In a half cup of cranberries, there is one gram of fiber. Eating foods that contain dietary fiber can help to promote healthy cholesterol levels, which may also help reduce the risk of heart disease. Women should aim for consuming between 21 to 25 grams of dietary fiber each day and men need between 30 to 38 grams. Vitamin C is another benefit and nutrient found in cranberries, and it can help keep your immune system working efficiently and preventing illnesses from occurring. Vitamin C also aids in healing wounds and protecting your gums and teeth. A half cup of cranberries contributes about four percent of your daily vitamin C needs. Cranberries are low in fat. While commercial cranberry sauce is a product that is relatively high in calories, with about 210 per calories per half cup serving, cranberry sauce is low in fat, with only one gram per half cup. A diet that is low in fat may help to protect you from weight gain, diabetes and heart disease. You can use cranberries when making marinades or dressings as a way to help reduce the amount of oil you use. Cranberries contain no saturated or trans fat, both of which are associated with the increased risk of heart problems, including high cholesterol levels.

Cranberries are a food that is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants are plant compounds that can help protect you from free radical damage that occurs with exposure to environmental toxins. You can still get these benefits when you eat cranberry sauce. A diet that is rich in antioxidants may help to protect you from developing cancer and heart disease. Both whole berry and jellied cranberry sauce products will offer similar antioxidant benefits. Another way to enjoy cranberries is to juice the. To juice cranberries for drink recipes start by washing the cranberries and placing them in a colander to dry. Then crush the cranberries with a small cooking mallet by pushing down on the cranberries to help break them open. You can also use a juicer, a blender or another device to help puree the cranberries. By doing this, you will get more juice out of the berries. However, you may need to add more sugar to the juice recipe to help compensate for the added tartness. You can also squeeze the juice of one lemon into the mixing bowl along with the crushed cranberries.

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