yogurt with sesame-date and rice crisps

health kick to the max! kapow!

it’s a new year so, naturally, i’ve made a few resolutions that i refuse to unveil in fear that i will never follow through. i have, however, promised myself to stay healthy (crossing my fingers for a six pack by april) whilst continuing to eat fancy feasts (by this, i mean fun foods full of funk).

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this is a recipe that i have been wanting to make for the longest time. it’s entirely whimsical, sweet, crunchy, and creamy. in all honesty, when i first started putting it together (took me 10 minutes) i wanted to leave the toasted sesame seeds out. i was like: who wants sesame seeds in their yogurt? don’t skimp. it’s divine, and i speak only the truth.

date filling in yogurt

yogurt with sesame-date and rice crisps from sprouted kitchen (makes 2 servings)

1 1/2 cups non-fat greek yogurt (or whatever percentage of fat you want. you’re an adult, you choose.)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 super soft medjool dates, smashed (i boiled an inch of water, took it off the burner, dropped dates in, left for 10 minutes to soften)

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1/3 cup rice crispies (the cereal)

1. mix yogurt with cinnamon.

2. smash dates and toasted sesame seeds together.

3. in 2 bowls or jars, evenly distribute ingredients respectively: date mixture, yogurt, rice crisps.

i loved this first version so, so much that i created a few plays on the recipe. check them out, or try your own?

dried fig candied pistachio yogurt crisp

rice crisps, plain greek yogurt, vanilla candied pistachios, and dried mission figs.

to candy my pistachios i began with chopping and toasting whole pistachios. then, i took 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar and threw it into a non-stick pan at high heat. as soon as it melted (about 5 minutes) i hit it with a teaspoon of vanilla, removed the pan from the heat, and tossed the nuts in – stirring to coat. after the nuts were coated i laid them evenly on a piece of parchment paper and put them in the freezer for 2-3 minutes. voila!

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rice crisps, greek yogurt with a teaspoon of zested lemon rind and a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice, toasted granola with a sprinkle of extra cinnamon, and fresth thyme.

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2 comments

  1. this looks so easy to make and YUMMY!! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  2. Fun foods full of funk?! Count me in! This looks amazing and love the alliteration!!!

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