Couscous W/ Cranberries and Almonds
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
This is a quick side dish. Pine nuts, chopped walnuts or pecans can be substituted for the almonds. Use whole wheat couscous for additional fiber and nutrition.
1 cup couscous, dry
1 1/4 cup vegetable broth, reduced sodium
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup nuts, almonds, sliced, and toasted
1 teaspoon garlic, bottled minced, optional
In a large saucepan, bring the vegetable broth and olive oil and garlic (optional) to a boil. Add couscous, give it a quick stir, and cover with lid. Turn heat off and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove lid and stir with a fork. Add cranberries and almonds and stir. Replace lid and let sit for a few minutes before serving.
Per Serving: 276 calories,8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 44 g carbohydrates, 3.7 g dietary fiber, 250 mg sodium