Get your grain on, with this perfect side for roasted chicken, turkey, or baked fish, and pair it with a favorite vegetable. The pine nuts provide the crunch (but you could also substitute chopped almonds).* The quick 10-minute prep time gives you more time away from the stove (and you won’t sweat the calories).
Each 1/2 cup serving has just 115 calories, with zero cholesterol, 22 g of carbs, 2 g of fat, 105 mg of sodium, 4 g of sugar, 2 g of fiber, and 4 g of protein. Put a star on this one for weeknight dinners and the holiday table!
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat couscous (uncooked)
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
6 dried apricots (chopped)
3 tbsps. low-sugar apricot preserves
1 green onion (thinly sliced)
2 tbsps. pine nuts*
In a medium saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for five minutes, and fluff with fork. Add remaining ingredients, toss gently to coat, and serve.
*(Substituting ingredients will alter nutritional values.)
Recipe from www.diabetes.org.