8 Healthy Recipes for the New Year

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Yogurt with Toasted Quinoa, Dates, and Almonds
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Serves 1 (can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.)

1/2 tablespoon red quinoa
5 shelled ... more 
Photo by: James Ransom
Yogurt with Toasted Quinoa, Dates, and Almonds
Save and print this recipe on FOOD52.

Serves 1 (can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.)

1/2 tablespoon red quinoa
5 shelled pistachios, chopped
5 almonds, chopped
6 oz whole milk greek yogurt
2 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
pinch of freshly grated lemon zest
flaky sea salt or other coarse salt
1 to 2 teaspoons best quality olive oil

1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Pour the quinoa into a small saute pan and place over medium heat. Toast the quinoa -- it will begin popping when it's toasted, and as soon as it is pour it into a bowl to cool. Spread the pistachios and almonds in a small baking dish and toast in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool.
2. Spread the yogurt on a small plate or shallow bowl. Sprinkle on the quinoa, pistachios, almonds, and dates. Fleck with lemon zest and sea salt, and finish with a sprinkling of olive oil. less 
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Tue, Jan 1, 2013 5:54 PM EST
Each January, we resolve to do better. Many of us resolve to eat better, too. Whether you're looking to cut down on the cookies, add a few vegetables to your diet, or simply make more use of your kitchen, these recipes will help you welcome the new year. They will help you clean up your diet without sacrificing flavor, and they will provide a welcome respite from weeks of sweets and rich foods. Here's to getting 2013 off to a delicious start!



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