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Low-Fat Quinoa Pudding

Adapted from "Stop Aging Now"

Quinoa is a grain-like seed, high in protein and fiber, low in fat and gluten-free. This simple pudding can be served as a dessert or side dish. It makes a great breakfast, too.

Serves 4

Ingredients
2/3 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Quinoa*
1 1/3 cup water
1 1/3 cup apple cider
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. NOW Real Food® Organic Vanilla Extract*
Optional:
1 Tbsp. chopped NOW Real Food® Walnuts*
or 1 Tbsp. chopped NOW Real Food® Pecans*
  1. Rinse the quinoa by placing in a sieve or strainer and running cold water over it. Drain thoroughly. (Boxed quinoa may be pre-rinsed, so you can skip this step.)
  2. Place in a medium saucepan with the water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer about 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  4. Add apple cider, raisins and cranberries, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Cover and simmer an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Serve warm with 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans or walnuts on top (optional).

Nutritional Information per Serving:
238 calories
5 g protein,
49 g carbohydrates
3 g fat (.3 g saturated)
0 mg cholesterol
3.5 g fiber
153 mg sodium.

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