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  • Raisin Collards and Carrots

    Serves 4

    Vegetables
    4 bunches collard greens, leaves removed and chopped
    4 carrots, grated

    Sauce
    1 medium cucumber
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/4 cup raw almond butter
    2 teaspoons Dr. Fuhrman's Riesling Raisin Vinegar (optional; available at drfuhrman.com)
    1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
    1/2 cup currants (optional)

    1. Steam collard greens for 15 minutes. Add grated carrots and steam another 5 minutes.

    2. Blend all sauce ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add sauce to collards and carrots, and toss. If desired, stir in currants. Serve warm.

    nutrition info per serving: 238 calories; 14 g fat; 8 g saturated fat; 86 mg cholesterol; 11 g protein; 19 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 162 mg sodium

  • Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes

    1 1/2 cups quick oats
    1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
    2 tablespoons wheat germ
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 tablespoon cinnamon
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    3/4 cup raisins
    3 egg whites
    1 1/2 cups skim milk (or nondairy alternative)
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 ripe bananas, mashed (microwave 20 seconds if not very ripe)
    1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
    Nonstick cooking spray

    1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl and create a well in the center.
    2. Whisk together wet ingredients, and pour into the well and blend.
    3. Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium–high heat, and cover with non-stick spray. Pour 1/4 cup portions onto pan and cook approximately 2 to 4 minutes on each side. Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

    nutrition info (per pancake): 93.4 calories; 0.7 g fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 0.5 mg cholesterol; 3.6 g protein; 19.4 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g fiber; 163.1 mg sodium