Cranberry Couscous Recipe

Not all carbohydrates are created equally.  Let me introduce to you Couscous; not only is it delicious, and easy to make, but it is so good for you. 

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
When the couscous is done, add all the remaining ingredients and stir well.  That's it, and yes it is so deliciously light and healthy.

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.

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