Healthier Plate

The Healthier Plate: Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Nov 17, 2015

By Kyle Rose, RD, LD

Weight loss surgery means a change in your lifestyle, including your diet. Once your doctor has cleared you to start eating solid foods, you’ll have some changes to make in the kinds of foods you eat to help keep you on track on your weight loss journey.

The best foods to eat following weight loss surgery are high in protein and low in fat and sugar. The Nicholson Clinic is devoted to helping our patients develop a healthy lifestyle post surgery.

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

One jar Smucker’s Sugar Free Preserves, any flavor
One 12-ounce bag whole fresh Cranberries
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Truvia or Splenda (optional)


Empty preserves into a heavy saucepan and heat over medium low for 3 to 4 minutes until they soften and melt.

Add cranberries and cinnamon; stirring constantly while mixture comes to a boil; cook until berries begin to pop. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes until the sauce is glossy and thick. Crush some of the berries against the side of the pot with your wooden spoon. Stir in Truvia or Splenda to taste and cook 5 more minutes before removing from heat to cool.

For a smooth sauce, place in blender and pass through a wire strainer using a rubber spatula.

Cover and chill before serving.