Cranberry, Orange and Walnut Relish

Atkins Cranberry, Orange and Walnut Relish
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Style: Other
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3









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  • 1 small (2-3/8" dia) Oranges
  • 12 oz Cranberries
  • 0.75 cup Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 0.5 cup chopped English Walnuts


  1. Grate orange; set orange rind aside. With a small sharp knife, peel off orange pith (the white part underneath the rind) and inner white membranes between orange segments. Remove the orange segments and chop into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Place cranberries, 3 tablespoons water, orange rind and sugar substitute in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cranberries pop open. Remove from heat; transfer to a bowl.
  3. Mix in orange pieces and walnuts. Chill one hour for flavors to blend.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.