Especially for #WellnessWednesday!
Trying my best to get into this healthy living thing again! Sigh… undoing the ‘damage’ of the past year is taking much longer than I thought. And yes, patience is apparently a virtue. And yes, apparantly you need to have more than just 1 healthy meal once in a while. #Denial #TheStuggleIsReal
Lunches are normally okay, and then I fall off the wagon a bit in the evening. Is that what they call ‘balance’? I tried, okay! 🙂 #OneMealAtATime Will not give up! 🙂
I ALWAYS go for quick and easy – prepared a batch of couscous Monday morning – a little too much, it was in fact enough for 3/4 people, so we may have another couscous salad for lunch tomorrow 😉
Anyway! Here we go – no ‘real’ instructions needed, salads are easy like that 🙂
90g couscous prepared + 40g crumbed fat free feta
90g (or a bit more – don’t let asparagus go to waste, it is expensive enough as it is!) steamed fresh asparagus
100g mixed variety tomatoes (love the beautiful colours of these ones I got from Woolies)
Lettuce to serve
Salt and Pepper
You can of course just mix everything together, but I like the look of a ‘layered’ salad – first lettuce, then tomatoes, then couscous and feta mix, and top with steamed asparagus. Season to taste – I just drizzled it with a bit of garlic-infused olive oil.
90g couscous (prepared)
1/2 tin chickpeas (drained)
50g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Lettuce to serve
Dressing: 120g plain, fatfree yogurt. 1/2 handful chopped fresh mint and coriander
Mix the couscous, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and apple together and season. Serve on lettuce leaves and drizzle with dressing!
How easy is that?? 🙂
I really love Moroccan-style flavours – cumin, ginger, coriander, cinnamon! And the best is – there is a fabulous ‘short-cut’ available – Woolies’ Moroccan Rub! I use it so often, that I always buy 2 containers at a time! Very versatile and convenient 🙂 And it works great with lamb, chicken and veggies.
Here’s a quick and healthy salad to make the most of those flavours:
80g cooked couscous
75g chickpeas (tinned/cooked)
A big handful of fresh rocket
30g soft dried apricots, chopped
10g toasted almond slivers
100g plain fatfree yogurt
1/2 tsp Woolworths Moroccan Rub (if you don’t have this – you can make up your own morrocan blend -this recipe is great http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/moroccan-spice-blend-109356)
Mix couscous and chickpeas and place on bed of rocket, lightly stir through yogurt dressing. Season to taste. Sprinkle chopped apricot bits and toasted almonds over it.
2 CC, 1 Prot, 1 Fat, 1 Fruit, 1/2 Veg, 1/2 Milk
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