Couscous Recipe & A Health Tip

I hope you all enjoyed last week's Abundant Life Blog Hop! If you haven't seen my first post click here to read it. Today I have a simple recipe and a quick health tip for you! My mom shared this yummy recipe with me last week after she discovered this simple grain called couscous. Ever heard of it?  Yes, no, maybe so? It's in the pasta family, but it's tiny and delicious. It contains a good amount of protein and the trace mineral selenium which the body uses to gear up the immune system and produce antioxidants that fight to keep your body healthy and free of toxic substances. Couscous is such a versatile grain and it's SO easy to make! It's a great alternative to white rice which is full of empty carbs that provide little nutrition and an unsatisfied tummy. With couscous, as is the case with quinoa, you can eat to your heart's content and not worry about the weight gain. 
What have you done this past week to stay healthy? Any tips you can share with the rest of us? How are the foods you eat helping you live an abundant life? Make sure to link-up your posts and share your thoughts in the comments below!
Making this couscous dish is so easy, you'll be all done in less than 15 minutes! Seriously...
-Cook couscous by using equal parts of couscous and water. One cup makes enough for two people with extras! Three cups makes enough for a good 20 people! It's THAT awesome, yup! Let water boil then turn off heat and pour in the dry couscous. Stir constantly with a fork for about 3 minutes until the couscous fully expands, soaks in all the water, and has a grainy texture. Serve the couscous on a bowl and let it rest while you cook the rest of the ingredients.
-Use your food processor to lightly chop onions, peppers, and garlic (and anything else you want, really!). 
-Warm pan (oil-free if you want a fat-free recipe!) and throw in chopped veggies when hot. Season with salt and your favorite spices. Cover and let soften for a few minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
-When veggies are ready, throw them in your bowl and mix with the couscous. Throw in the craisins and your'e ready to dig in and savor this simple dish!
I used pineapple chopped into little pieces then shaken or smashed in the closed container to bring out the delicious juices, green grapes, and honeydew melons. It was a tad bit sour, but I love sour fruits so I LOVED my salad. I found myself eating bowls of it daily. So great! 


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