Food Of The Week

Apricot


  • This May-August seasonal fruit is packed with Vitamin A which promotes good vision
  • Full of Antioxidants, apricots quench free radical damage to cells and tissues
  • Dried apricots are high in dietary fiber which helps the flow of digestion
  • Good source of Vitamin A which helps prevent against age-related eye disorders
  • High in soluble fiber which helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and thus reduces the risk for heart disease.
  • High in potassium which helps our maintain healthy blood pressure.

*Fun Fact: The apricot originated in china, it was introduced to the US by Spanish explorers in the 18th century.

 

Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa
Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

1/4 cup chopped raw almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup quinoa
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
2 dried pitted dates, finely chopped
5 dried apricots, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Toast the almonds in a skillet over medium heat until just golden, 3 to 5 minutes; set aside.
  2. Heat the cinnamon and quinoa together in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through. Add the milk and sea salt to the saucepan and stir; bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, place a cover on the saucepan, and allow to cook at a simmer for 15 minutes. Stir the vanilla, honey, dates, apricots, and about half the almonds into the quinoa mixture. Top with the remaining almonds to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Total Fat: 8g

Sat Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 10

Sodium: 0mg

Potassium: 180mg

Carbs: 54g

Dietary fiber: 1g

Sugars: 11g

Protein: less than 1g


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