Couscous is a small pasta made from semolina wheat. It is super quick to make, which is why I love to make it. It's a great source of protein...yep, that's right I said protein. As well as fiber, niacin, B vitamins, and selenium.
Cranberry Couscous Salad
*A handful of dried cranberries
*A few cloves of chopped garlic
*A large handful of mint leaves removed from stem and chopped
*A large handful of Pine nuts, toasted
*A handful of chopped red onion
*Cooked quinoa (cook according to the package instructions – it is easy peasy. You can find Organic Quinoa at Trader Joe’s)
*The Holy Trinity: Olive oil (extra virgin, first cold pressed, lemon (organic), salt (flake sea salt – nothing better than Maldon’s) Add and taste, then add some more until you are happy with the flavor
PLF Daily Tip: Don't get stuck in a nutrition rut. Try different vegetables, fruits and grains. You will be surprised by how many yummy new recipes you can come up with.