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Savory Couscous

This is a great side, or you can eat is as your lunch. It is just as good chilled as it is fresh off the stove. This is a very versatile side – it goes with just about anything !

Savory Couscous
Savory Couscous

6 servings
190 calories per serving

1 c chicken broth
2/3 c couscous, uncooked
1 1/2 c peeled and chopped eggplant
1/3 c scallions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T peanut oil or vegetable oil
15 oz can petite diced tomatoes, well drained
2 T chopped basil
1/2 c chopped toasted walnuts or almonds

Bring broth to a boil them remove from heat and stir in couscous, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Heat oil in skillet and cook eggplant and scallions 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute. Then add in the couscous, tomato and basil and cook a minute or so to heat through. Finally add walnuts and serve immediately.

Toast with Nuts and Pears

The cream cheese melts nicely on the toast and is a great base for the sweet pear and maple syrup. The nuts are just the icing. What a superb breakfast treat !

Toast with Nuts and Pears
Toast with Nuts and Pears

1 serving
190 calories per serving

1 slice whole wheat bread
1 T low fat cream cheese
1/4 of a pear
1 t maple syrup
1 T chopped walnut pieces

Slice pear very thin. Toast the bread and spread with cream cheese. Layer on the pear slices and then sprinkle with nuts and syrup.

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