Healthy Ways to Use Unused Red Wine

If you don’t mind a spot of red then you will probably have no problems finishing off the bottle but what if you only have a glass or two and don’t want it to go to waste?

Red wine is, of course, good for us in moderation, some like to take that moderation to the next level but sensibly a glass a couple of times a week with your meal has its benefits.  Besides having antioxidants, fermented foods are good for digestion and red wine is full of polyphenols.. in fact, some red wines have more antioxidants than raw blueberries and even miracle fruits like Açaí.

Antioxidants ? .. Free radicals cause destruction of our body’s cells and antioxidants stop them. Recent studies have shown antioxidants reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.*

Wines with high antioxidants are dark red wines. Since antioxidants come from the pips and skins of a grape, as well as contact with oak, you’ll find that full-bodied red wines aged in oak have the highest antioxidant properties. (see a list here) *

Anyways so if you have an unfinished bottle of red and don’t want it to go to waste, here are some ways to use the leftovers.

Healthy Ways to Use Unused Red Wine

+ Use the red wine in a dessert – for perfect winter’s night treat to make these poached pears in red wine sauce

+ Add the unused red wine to your lamb shanks

+ Make a special healthy version of bolognese sauce

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+ You have to see them to believe them red wine burgers

+ Using pork and cherries as the mains, red adds a nice touch to this pork medallions with cherry sauce

+ How about a blackberry red wine chocolate cake? (it’s semi- healthy;)

+ Or simply just pour your leftovers in ice cube trays and save for when you do have time to prepare your red wine recipe

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