Cranberry Millionaire Salad

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If you are looking for a salad idea to serve with your holiday dinners this cranberry millionaire easy salad might just be the thing. The easy salad is the perfect side for any turkey dinner. It's a mixture of fresh homemade cranberry sauce combined with coconut, pecans, marshmallows and pineapple. The result is a sweet and tart side dish recipe that is so good you’ll want to eat it for dessert too. This easy salad combines cranberries with ambrosia salad for a food idea you are sure to love. Ambrosia Salad recipes are a popular side dish recipe with turkey dinner or at potlucks for many holiday tables. And the kids will especially like it because it's like they get to eat dessert dinner. You can use a store-bought whole berry cranberry sauce in place of the homemade version of cranberry sauce, but the homemade version tastes a whole lot better. That is because it has more of a fresh tart flavor, and it’s not as sweet as the store-bought variety of cranberry sauce. And the best part is that this salad recipe is so easy to make. All it takes is three items in a pot and to let them boil for 10 minutes. And don't worry too much if your cranberry sauce seems a little bit runny, it will thicken as it cools. For this easy salad recipe, you will need fresh cranberries, sugar, water, cinnamon stick, sour cream, pineapple tidbits, mini marshmallows, chopped pecans, and flaked coconut. This Cranberry Millionaire easy salad is the perfect side dish food idea for any turkey dinner. For the full step by step recipe tutorial, you will want to take a look at the Spend With Pennies site.

Fruit is a necessary part of any balanced diet. And dried cranberries help to provide a convenient, portable fruit option that allows you to incorporate fruit into your daily diet. There are a variety of benefits to eating dried cranberries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends consuming between 1.5 cups to 2 cups of fruit every day. Sometimes it is not always possible to eat whole pieces of fruit. In these instances, you can always incorporate dried fruit as a fruit choice to ensure that you reach your daily recommended servings of fruit. The recommended serving size of dried cranberries is about 1/3 cup, which counts as slightly less than one serving of fruit.

Dried cranberries are low in calories. Adults consume an average of about 2,000 calories per day. And some people may consume more or fewer calories based on factors such as their age, gender and physical activity level. Each food item that you eat contributes to the total amount of calories that you eat each day. Dried cranberries are a nice addition to food ideas such as salads, cereal or alone as a snack idea. One serving of dried cranberries only contains about 130 calories. Dried cranberries are a source of dietary fiber which is an important part of your daily diet because that helps to ensure that your digestive system functions properly. Also, consuming dietary fiber regularly helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. One serving of dried cranberries contains about three grams of dietary fiber. This is a significant amount for such a small serving of fruit Remember that if you eat more than the recommended serving of dried cranberries, you must multiply the nutritional values to obtain the appropriate measure of nutrients.

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