Couscous Edamame

Recipe by Holly Clegg

A healthy and satisfying protein-rich dish. Because the grain-like semolina provides a higher ratio of low-fat and protein than other pastas, along with soy-based edamame protein, Couscous Edamame may either served as a side or a makes a main entrée. Considered one of the healthiest grain products, what is great about couscous is how fast and easy it is to prepare – cooking in mere minutes and also it is light and easy to digest!

Makes 5 cups/serving size: 1 cup

2 ½ cups canned fat-free chicken broth
1 ½ cups couscous
1 cup shelled edamame, cooked crisp tender according to directions
1 teaspoon ground ginger

  1. In pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté garlic and onion, and add chicken broth. Bring to full boil and add couscous, cover pot and remove from heat.
  2. Let sit 5 minutes, fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool. When cool, add edamame and ginger.

Nutritional information per serving
Calories 240, Protein (g) 10, Carbohydrate (g) 45, Fat (g) 2, Cal. from Fat (%) 8, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 262, Diabetic Exchanges: 3 carbohydrate, 1 very lean protein

Terrific Tidbit: Couscous is a great grain that is light and easy to digest when not feeling well. Edamame is an excellent source of protein and adds a nice flavor and crunch. Sometimes extra smells can bother you but if you want you can add sautéed onion and garlic.

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