The health benefits of including more whole grains in our diets are many, particularly for those of us with weight loss goals.
Couscous is a whole grain which is very simple to prepare and is a perfect substitute for white rice in curries, stews and casseroles.
- 200g couscous
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes, sliced into halves
- 1/2 red capsicum, finely diced
- 1/2 small cucumber, deseeded and finely diced
- 1/2 large carrot, peeled and grated
- 2 tablespoons sliced spring onions
- 1 tablespoon chopped mint
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
- Cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes until the Couscous is swollen and looks fluffy.
- Add the olive oil and lemon juice and mix through Couscous.
- Stir through cherry tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, carrot, spring onions and mint.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
|Average Serve||Average 100g|
|Energy||595 kJ||180 kJ|
|142 Cal||43 Cal|
|Protein||3.9 g||1.2 g|
|Fat, total||5.5 g||1.7 g|
|- Saturated||0.7 g||0.2 g|
|Carbohydrate||17.2 g||5.2 g|
|- Sugars||7.2 g||2.2 g|
|Sodium||1010 mg||306 mg|