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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fri. July 27th

Couscous Salad & Wrap for Lunch!

Daily Tidbit:  Couscous is such a versatile grain and now it is available in a Whole Wheat whole grain version.  It is a staple food in North African cuisine and the traditional method takes a lot of time and attention.  Lucky for us here in America, we can buy it in it's precooked form and it can be ready to eat in five minutes!

I have a full house of guests right now so making a Couscous Salad for lunch was a no-brainer.  It is so fast and easy to make ahead and even benefits from sitting in the dressing in the fridge a couple hours anyway, as it just keeps getting more yummy as the time passes.  And of course it is a perfect thing to follow a night with Rotisserie chicken as you can just chop up  the leftover Chicken and throw it in there.  Perhaps best of all it makes getting whole grains, protein and lots of veggies all in one dish super easy.  Yummy fresh delicious simplicity at its best!

For a full history on Couscous:


Oatmeal with Walnuts & Cinnamon for Breakfast!

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Walnuts
1/2 cup Oatmeal (cooked in Fat Free Milk in microwave)
2 tbsp Walnuts
3 Shakes of Plain Cinnamon
5 oz. OJ
Regular Coffee, black


Couscous Salad & Wrap for Lunch!

Lunch: Cous Cous Salad & Wrap
1 cup Whole Wheat Cous Cous Salad (recipe below)
1/2 Avocado
1/2 Medium Whole Wheat Wrap containing: 1 slice of American Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers slices, sliced White Chicken Meat & chopped Cilantro
Corn Tortilla Chips
Water with Lemon

Amy's Cous Cous Salad Recipe:

Whole Wheat Cous Cous (courtesy of Trader Joe's)
Leftover Rotisserie Chicken from last night, chopped
1 super large Tomato, diced
1 large Zucchini, diced  (I used raw Zucchini today for crunch and time savings, but this salad is also good with Roasted diced Zucchini too!)
1/2 Red Onion, chopped
1 large handful of Cilantro, chopped
1 handful of Baby Spinach
1 handful of Arugula
1 can of Black Bean, rinsed & drained
Feta Cheese crumbles
Juice from 1 small Lime
Trader Joe's Balsamic Vinaigrette 


Pizza & Salad for Dinner!

Dinner: Pizza Night!

Slice of White Broccoli Pizza
Slice of Mushroom Onion Pizza (not pictured, but same size as the other)
Leftover Cous Cous Salad, tossed with extra salad greens


Almond Nutrition info

1/4 cup roasted, salted Almonds, Fat Free Milk.  
We had dinner early so I got hungry later for a snack and knew that this would do a good job filling me up!


Dessert:  White Wine


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