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Benefits of Eating Couscous:

- Prevents the accumulation of plaques in blood vessels

- Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke

- Helps manage cholesterol

- Very high in selenium (helps strengthen your immune system)

- Great for building muscle mass

 

Couscous

  

How to Cook/Use Couscous

If you are tired of eating the same old "carb" staples like rice, potatoes, quinoa, etc., give couscous a try.  BONUS:  It is SUPER easy to make.  Literally takes only 5 minutes.  Check out some recipes below:

 

Couscous & Chickpeas

Ingredients

- 1 cup of couscous

- 1 cup of chickpeas

- 1 1/2 cups of water or broth

- 1 teaspoon of olive oil

 

Directions

- Boil water and olive oil

- Add couscous and stir

- Remove pot from heat and let stand for 5 minutes

- Fluff the couscous with a fork and add the chickpeas

- Add any spices you like

 

Macaroni Couscous & Cheese

Ingredients

- 1 cup of couscous

- 1 tablespoon of olive oil

- 1 red bell pepper (diced)

- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)

- 1 1/2 cups of broth

- 1 small chopped onion

- 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese

 

Directions

- Heat oil in a pan and add bell pepper, onion, and garlic

- Cook for 6 minutes

- Add broth and boil

- Add couscous and remove from heat for 5 minutes

- Fluff couscous with a fork and stir in the shredded cheese

 

A healthier mac & cheese alternative

 

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