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Almond Quinoa with Cranberries

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Serves: 4

Serving size: 1 cup

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook time: 17 minutes

 

Ingredients:

4 oz slivered almonds

¾ cup dry quinoa

3 Tbsp dried cranberries

1 Tbsp honey or agave

Directions:

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add almonds and cook 2 minutes or until beginning to lightly brown, stirring frequently.  Set aside on separate plate.

Pour 1 ½ cups water into the saucepan and bring to a boil, add the quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover and cook 13-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.  Remove from heat and let stand, covered for 5 minutes.

Top with the almonds and cranberries.  Drizzle with honey.

*Tip: Microwave a chicken sausage, slice and mix into the quinoa for a boost of protein. 

Nutrition info for 1 cup serving:  330 calories, 16 gms fat (1.3 gms sat, 0 mg cholesterol, sodium 0 mg, 385 mg potassium, 39 gms carbs (6 gms fiber, 12 gms sugar), 11 gms protein, 285 mgs phosphorous

*1 cup quinoa with 1 chicken sausage:  430 calories, 22 gms fat, 41 gms carbs, 21 gms protein