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MAC Recipe of the Month: Jan 2017

Jennifer Jasmin - Sunday, January 01, 2017

Notes from our MAC Registered Dietitian: 2017 Can be Healthy and Tasty! How about trying something new this year?  Do you like the sound of a low-sodium, high-fiber, protein-packed dessert that doubles as a ready-to-eat breakfast and contains ingredients known to support heart health, reduce inflammation and protect brain function? Yes? Then kick off your 2017 with this great recipe!

Winter Spice Chia Pudding
Yield:  2 Servings (Approximately 3/4 cup each) / Total Time: 50 minutes (Includes time to chill)

Ingredients
¼ cup chia seeds
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp. pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Orange zest – for garnish
Honey – for garnish

Directions
Put the chia seeds in a bowl.
Mix in the chopped walnuts, all of the milk and the cardamom.
Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Fluff the mixture with a fork and refrigerate for 35 minutes.
Divide into two serving bowls and top with orange zest, a dash of cinnamon each, sprinkle of pepitas and a drizzle of honey to taste.

Approximate Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories per serving: 422 (based on ½ tsp honey per serving as garnish)
Fat per serving: 33.8g
Protein per serving: 15g
Total Carbohydrate: 21.9g
Fiber: 14.8g
Sodium: 96mg

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