Saturday, July 30, 2011

Make This for Lunch Today and Be Happy.

If you have a stovetop available, you’re ready to make this delicious lunch I whipped up in no more than 15 minutes!

INTRODUCING: Mediterranean Cous Cous w/ Sardines and              Mushrooms!!!! (accompanied by Fruit Salad)

Mediterranean cous cous (I bought The Near East brand, available at most grocers)
Canned sardines packed in oil (I like the Ocean Prince brand)
White mushrooms (the heads of about six medium-sized ones)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bring water, cous cous seasoning mix, extra virgin olive oil, and mushrooms to a boil then stir in cous cous, cover and set aside.

While that’s setting, if you haven’t already, wash and chop up your fruit.

After the cous cous has had time to "fluff", add the sardines (oil and all!) into the mix and stir well.

Arrange neatly on plate (or not... after all, it's your dish!)


And if you really want to get a dose of fruit in, make this super healthy shake as well! I will call her.... B.B.

One cup of Greek yogurt (Regular yogurt works well, too, but I love the Greek variety)
Uno banana
Blueberries (Mmmmmmmmmm, antioxidants GALORE!)

Toss 'em in a blender.



By the way, not only is this lunch so delicious and healthy, it’s super affordable, too. I made everything for under $10 and, because I couldn’t eat it all in one sitting, I had plenty left over for dinner.

NOTE: Before you get totally grossed out over the use of sardines, keep in mind that with this recipe, you don’t have that fishy taste because of the intense cous cous seasoning flavor mix.

In addition, here are some fun facts about SARDINES:
1) They’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids which have the ability to regulate and lower cholesterol in the body.
2) They’re a great source of iron (particularly useful for women during that time of the month).
3) Because sardines are so low on the oceanic food chain, they contain lower amounts of mercury and other toxins that accumulate in longer- living marine predators such as salmon and tuna.

OH! Did I mention they’re cheap and delicious?! Because they most certainly are.

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