We’re going out for dinner and drinks tonight, so I wanted to make 100% sure that my meals for the rest of the day will be a little bit more ‘controlled’.

This is such a classic dish – no need to mess with it!  Just added a few minor tweaks (sundried tomatoes and olives)!

For way too long bulgar wheat has been treated like the ugly stepsister of the more ‘fashionable’ quinoa and couscous.  Like couscous, it is partially cooked – so to prepare it really takes about 10 minute max.  It is also mainly used in Middle-Eastern cuisine, and is also equally versatile, we just need to experiment with it a little more!  It is great for controlling blood sugar levels (low GI) and is low in calories and fat – while being rich in protein, iron and fiber.  Have you tried bulgar wheat before?  If so, do you have a favourite recipe?

  • 180g cooked bulgar wheat (I got mine from Checkers, with easy to follow instructions on the packaging)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley and mint (each) – next time I will actually add a little more!
  • 3 finely chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 10g green olives, pitted and chopped
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • White pepper and salt to taste
  • 5ml olive oil, drizzled over
  • 80g finely cubed cucumber

Mix it all together – as easy as that 🙂


Apologies, this isn’t the best photo!  I really need to get my phone’s camera sorted out.  Sigh.

WL breakdown:  serves 1 –  2 Fat, 2 CC, 1 Veg




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