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Pomegranate Mint Yogurt

I’ve had a pomegranate sitting in my fridge for awhile now just waiting for me to find a way to use it up. I thought about using it on pork chops but very rarely do I ever eat pork or any other meats. Now that Spring has finally arrived with summer-like temperatures I thought this would be a great way to use it up for a nice, light treat. Sometimes I mix it up with whatever else I have on hand, such as honey, vanilla yogurt, granola, pineapple, almonds, or any other fruit or topping that you have on hand that will add great taste with minimal fat and/or calories.

pomegranate parfait

 

 

 

 

 

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (such as Fage)
1/3 cup pomegranate arils (the pulpy seeds)
2 tsp thinly sliced fresh mint (about 5 leaves)

optional: granola, honey, slivered almonds, pineapple chunks, or a tiny amount of vanilla and/or almond extract

Fold mint into yogurt. Layer yogurt mixture and pomegranate arils in a clear dessert dish. Makes 1 serving.

Per serving (serves 1):

(optional ingredients are not included in the nutritional info)

145 cal

0 g fat

69 mg sodium

19 g carbs

4 g fiber

16 g protein

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Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 cups water

4 TBSP honey

1 TBSP lemongrass

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 1/2 tsp. Serrano peppers, seeded and finely chopped

1 cup dried cranberries

4 TBSP fresh lime juice

1 TBSP fresh mint, finely chopped

1 TBSP fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

Pecans to garnish (optional)

Salt to taste

Directions:

Bring water and quinoa to a boil and simmer 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. When quinoa is cooked, stir in honey mixture. Chill until ready to serve.

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