Flat-Belly Diet Recipe: Curried Couscous
Here's a sweet-savory recipe for Curried Couscous that is made for your flat-belly diet. Flavorful curry and chicken broth balance the sweetness from raisins and apples, while red pepper and parsley add color to the whole-wheat couscous. You might think of couscous (KOO-skoos) as a grain, but it's actually a form of pasta. Couscous, which originated in North Africa, is made of semolina granules that are steamed or boiled.
For more protein, stir chickpeas or shredded rotisserie chicken breast into the couscous. Serve over a bed of spinach for extra veggie power. Complement this dish with a yummy side like low-fat Greek yogurt and berries.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons curry powder
1-1/3 cups whole-wheat couscous, dry
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Honeycrisp apple, diced
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
3 tablespoons 100 percent orange juice
In a medium pot, place the chicken broth and curry powder and bring to a boil. Stir in the couscous; cover. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
Pour the couscous in a large bowl. Stir in the curry powder until blended.
Add the parsley, apple, raisins, bell pepper, and orange juice. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Per serving: Calories 381 (From Fat 27); Fat 3g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 31mg; Carbohydrate 83g (Dietary Fiber 8g); Protein 14g.