One half Cup of chopped cranberries has only 4 net carbs and 25 calories. This means that if you've had a good day you can have a whole Cup of cranberries in one serving. One cup of fruit is generally enough to quench my fruit cravings when they creep up.
Cranberries have a ton of antioxidants that can help relieve stress and reduce your risk of various types of cancers. They also have a compound that can help prevent periodontal disease, and they can help lower cholesterol which is good for your heart.
My favorite way to eat cranberries is lightly cooked with a little bit of butter, Splenda, and water. I don't like to cook mine down too far because I enjoy the sour sweet flavor, and the more you cook anything the more you destroy the fiber content. You can check out my recipe for a cranberry compote here. Cranberries will be out of season soon, so make sure you stock up. I've got a couple of bags in my freezer right now to help me get through til next fall.