I am trying to find quick but healthy side dishes that I can whip up during a chaotic evening of homework and sports. I get mighty tired of noodles, no matter how much my daughter likes them. Couscous cooks up very quickly and requires almost no attention at all. If you make extras it will make a nice lunch the next day. The pine nuts add a bit of protein and the cranberries give it a sweet/tart flavor that I really like. This recipe comes from Fresh and Healthy DASH Diet Cooking: 101 Delicious Recipes for Lowering Blood Pressure, Losing Weight and Feeling Great This cookbook is full of great recipes to help you get healthy in the new year. Check out my review HERE. The recipes are very easy to incorporate into you normal routine. I buy couscous in a fairly large container to get a good price. It lasts a LONG time and is perfect for nights that you don’t have a lot of time to cook.
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Couscous with Dried Cranberries and Pine Nuts
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.