With Diabetes and Obesity being so high in our population right now, I wanted to give you two recipes that are easy to prepare and promote healthy Carbohydrates. Compared to the carbs made from white flour, white pastas, and white potatoes, these recipes have a lot of Protein and Fiber.
Whole Wheat Couscous
Whole Wheat Couscous (Or other whole grain of your choice)
Organic Vegetable or Chicken Broth
Your favorite dried fruit (I would recommend Figs, apricots,or currants)
Your favorite herb (Mint, basil, thyme, etc.)
Your favorite nut (Pistachio, pine nut, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
Prepare Couscous according to directions (I use Vegetable broth for my liquid).
Once couscous is done (Approximately 3 min), combine with chopped nuts, herbs and dried Fruit.
Organic Vegetable or chicken Broth
1 cooked Sweet Potato
1 lb. Cremini or baby portabella mushrooms finely diced, sautéed in Olive Oil and de-glazed (Splash with vegetable or chicken broth/stock once browned)
2 Shallots finely chopped and sautéed in Olive oil.
1 sprig each Rosemary and Thyme, finely chopped
Combine all ingredients into bowl and shape into individual patties.
Grill or oven bake patties, to save calories over pan cooking.
I serve over kale or other greens enjoy!!
These recipes are great, as you can use any Whole Grain, Any Herb and Any Nut that you have on hand or are in the mood for. =)
*Recipes taken from AZCIM Nutrition Conference 2012