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.