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November 29, 2016

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Fruit Salad with Chia and Amaranth

Fruit Salad with Chia and Amaranth

For this recipe, you will need to pop the amaranth, which is a lot like popping popcorn! To pop your amaranth, heat a pan over medium-high, put 2 tablespoons of amaranth in the pan and cover, shaking the pan above the flame until it pops. In 10 to 15 seconds you'll be done with your first batch.

Makes 4 servings


1/3 of a papaya, seeded and sliced
1 nectarine
1/3 of a cantaloupe, sliced
1 cup green or red seedless grapes
1 seedless Valencia orange
1 gala apple
1 mango
1 banana, sliced
1/4 cup popped amaranth
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons sliced almonds


Chop all fruit in chunks (except banana) and mix well. Sprinkle with the sliced almonds, chia seeds, and popped amaranth, mixing again to make sure all fruit is coated. Top with sliced bananas.

Source: Gloria Huerta, Food for Life instructor, Los Angeles

Per serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 241; Fat: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 0.5 g; Calories from Fat: 13%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 5 g; Carbohydrate: 53 g; Sugar: 37 g; Fiber: 8 g; Sodium: 13 mg; Calcium: 82 mg; Iron: 2 mg; Vitamin C: 88 mg; Beta-Carotene: 1,648 mcg; Vitamin E: 2 mg; Potassium: 733 mg

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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