I would like to thank my TRX trainer, Reema Chanco and her boyfriend Erik Walde (of Wingman,) for reminding me about couscous. They invited me over for lunch last week and Erik cooked pork tenderloin with flavored couscous. It was delish! I now have a yummy and healthy alternative to brown rice!
If you're part of the kanin club (read: cannot live without eating rice), couscous is a healthier alternative to white rice. Also, it cooks way faster (only 10 mins. including prep time) than white or brown rice, ergo, less use of gas/electricity.
Here's another healthy recipe that both you and your children can pack for lunch. Aryanna loves the kyoot bits!
Spinach and lemon couscous
|Couscous, spinach (frozen or fresh), lemon, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), water or chicken stock, salt (optional)|
|Step 2: Add couscous and spinach|
|Step 4: Fluff couscous using a fork|
|Step 5: Squeeze lemon juice and serve with a smile!:D|
Tip: For portion control, mold the couscous (don't pack it tight) using a small bowl.
This goes well with grilled pork tenderloin, steamed fish, or steak.
You can buy flavored couscous, but the sodium content is higher compared to making your own flavored couscous. Also, you can add carrots, green peppers or wild mushroom to your couscous; the key is to chop the veggies finely to keep the texture delicate.
You can buy couscous at leading groceries and health food stores.
Shoppingero/shoppingera, what healthy food have you been eating lately?