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Couscous with Tomatoes, Peppers, Cran Raisins and Feta Cheese

Posted Mar 18 2011 8:15pm

This is one of my 'quick and easy recipes' I usually whip up for lunch, when I can't think of anything exciting to make.  Couscous is really easy to make (2 min) and extremely delicious (10/10) - making it one of my favorite grains. In a 1/3 cup of dry couscous, there is approximately 7g of fibre and 8g of protein. This meal alone has a whopping 13g of fibre. Have I ever mentioned that I am obsessed with fibre. It's the one nutrient, in my diet, that's never lacking. Why do I love fibre you ask? Well, to be honest, I am obsessed with my bowels and maintaining regularity. Before I started blogging, I used to be a GI (gastro-intestinal)/Surgery dietitian. I witnessed many complications caused by prolonged fibre deficiency, and it wasn't pretty.
I'm sure my husband's going to love this blog post - he loves it when I talk about my bowels!

Couscous with Tomatoes, Peppers, Cran Raisins and Feta Cheese Recipe

Ingredients (1 serving)
1/2 cup dry couscous
dash of salt
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1/4 red pepper
2 tbsp cran raisins
2 tbsp feta cheese

1. Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Once the water has boiled, remove pot from heat, add dry couscous and cover for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients.
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