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.
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! This 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!