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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mediterranean Diet- Moroccan-Spiced Oranges

Moroccan-Spiced Oranges @livligahome
It is always nice to have a variety of tried and true side dishes that you can add to a menu to complete a meal. I look for flavor, color and ease of preparation when I add favorites to my list of side dishes. They also need to be under 200 calories per serving so I can meet my overall goal of 500 calories or less for a meal.

I came across this Moroccan-Spiced Oranges recipe that I thought would be a great new side dish. It is easy to prepare and has wonderful texture and taste. With the cinnamon and orange together, it also is pleasantly aromatic. It has dates along with slivered almonds to make you feel you are indeed eating foods from an exotic land. It did not call for toasting the almonds, but as you can see, I did. I think that step added to the attractiveness of the dish. Next time I plan to put the oranges on a bed of bibb lettuce to make it even that much more attractive and substantial in completing a meal. The calories for this side dish are 167 calories. It received a two thumbs up from everyone in the family. A definite repeat and qualifies as a new family favorite.