Couscous…

I am in love with this ancient grain, it is a nice change from quinoa and rice and goes perfectly with veggies!  This is super easy to make because you put it in a pot with water and let it absorb all of the water until it is light and fluffy.  For 1 cup of couscous it is about 176 calories with less than 1 gram of fat and about 6 grams of protein depending on the particular brand you purchase.
IMG_7250 IMG_7242 For this dish I started by cooking the couscous with water and followed the instructions on the package.  Next I sautéed some red onion with a little extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Next I tossed in some zucchini and the juice of one lemon.  You could add chicken, steak, or any other veggie that you have on hand and it would be delicious!  IMG_7243 IMG_7244 IMG_7248This dish is pretty low in calories and would make a perfect side dish if you are eating meat I would just cut the portion to maybe half a cup instead of a full cup.  The lemon added the perfect kick to the dish and to top it off I added a little bit of a ripe avocado and it was so good I can’t wait to make it again! This was super easy and you could use a variety of different ingredients and flavors to suit your families taste buds!

xo Meg

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