Benefits of Eating Couscous:

– Prevents the accumulation of plaques in blood vessels

– Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke

– Helps manage cholesterol

– Very high in selenium (helps strengthen your immune system)

– Great for building muscle mass


How to Cook/Use Couscous

If you are tired of eating the same old “carb” staples like rice, potatoes, quinoa, etc., give couscous a try.  BONUS:  It is SUPER easy to make.  Literally takes only 5 minutes.  Check out some recipes below:

Couscous & Chickpeas


– 1 cup of couscous

– 1 cup of chickpeas

– 1 1/2 cups of water or broth

– 1 teaspoon of olive oil


– Boil water and olive oil

– Add couscous and stir

– Remove pot from heat and let stand for 5 minutes

– Fluff the couscous with a fork and add the chickpeas

– Add any spices you like

Macaroni Couscous & Cheese


– 1 cup of couscous

– 1 tablespoon of olive oil

– 1 red bell pepper (diced)

– 2 cloves of garlic (minced)

– 1 1/2 cups of broth

– 1 small chopped onion

– 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese


– Heat oil in a pan and add bell pepper, onion, and garlic

– Cook for 6 minutes

– Add broth and boil

– Add couscous and remove from heat for 5 minutes

– Fluff couscous with a fork and stir in the shredded cheese

A healthier mac & cheese alternative

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