by Dana Angelo White in Food & Nutrition Experts, April 2, 2017
by Min Kwon, MS, RD in Healthy Recipes, August 6, 2015
Ever wondered about couscous…what is it? How it’s prepared? And most of all, is it healthy? A registered dietitian weighs in on this commonly misunderstood food.
What Is Couscous?
Often mistaken for an ancient grain, couscous is actually tiny pieces of wheat pasta – basically a mixture of semolina flour and water. Popular in cuisines around the globe, couscous is quick cooking and can be used like rice to accompany a wide variety of foods.
Traditional or Moroccan couscous are very small grains that can be prepared by simply adding hot water or broth and allowing to steep for 5 minutes to allow the liquid to be absorbed. Larger round pieces of couscous known as Israeli or pearled can be cooked in boiling liquid. This version takes slightly larger to cook and has a more robust and pleasantly chewy texture. Read more
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, July 27, 2015
My kind of breakfast is one that is well-balanced and delicious, and can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes. Overnight oats and smoothie bowls certainly fill that bill. Another quick and easy breakfast favorite for many is a bowl of cereal, which, more often than not, is filled with sugar and processed ingredients. So skip the sugar rush and try a hearty whole-grain breakfast bowl to boost your energy and mood. While oats are likely to be the first choice, there is a wide assortment of healthy whole grains, like millet, amaranth, farro and quinoa, to keep your breakfast from becoming mundane. Want to add some texture and amp up the nutritional profile? No problem. Mix in your favorite toppings like fruits, nuts, coconut and flax seed. Read more
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, June 22, 2011
This combo of semolina wheat and water can be part of a healthy eating plan. Whether you choose large Israeli couscous or the small Moroccan variety, opt for whole wheat whenever possible to help make half your daily grains whole. Here are 10 savory and sweet couscous recipes for you to try. Read more
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, October 19, 2009
- Ellie's Wheat Berry Salad
Shake up your summer sides with a new take on a wholesome classic: grain salad. Couscous, quinoa, bulgur, brown rice and wheat berries are just some of the grains widely available in markets. Give these 5 grain-filled recipes a try.
Try 5 new grain salad recipes »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, October 14, 2009
Feeling that cool-weather chill? Cozy up to warm pot of stew. For a change of pace, try chicken, lamb, beans or seafood as the main attraction. Stews contain a variety of veggies — carrots, potatoes, onions and celery — that add immunity-boosting vitamins.
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, June 6, 2009
Okay, couscous isn’t technically a grain, but it is made from them. Find out more about this international delight and easy ways to jazz it up.
Read more »
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, May 22, 2009
Ask and ye shall receive. One of you requested my Mediterranean Grain Salad recipe. Well, here it is. This is a versatile dish — make it with couscous, wheat berries or quinoa. Or try it with a medley and reap all their whole-grain benefits.
Get the recipe »
Attention, attention! Healthy Eats is making its TV debut today. Toby and I will be on Good Morning America Health this afternoon, talking about healthy grilling and prepping some deliciously fresh dishes. Want a sneak peak? Here are the recipes we’re making.
Read more »