I have no idea where this idea came from. I was hungry. It was lunch. I had Brussels Sprouts.
That was all the catalyst I needed.:)
I decided to use a slice of real bacon to add flavor and little fat that would help sauté the sprouts. I’m trying not to fear the traditional “off limit” foods of typical diets. One slice of bacon is not going to kill me.
The result was fun, tasty, and pretty. Oh! and surprisingly filling. I’m guessing from the higher fat content.
Here’s what I did…
- 1oz Uncooked Whole Wheat Couscous (28g)
- 1oz Boiling Water
- 15 Brussels Sprouts (about 225g)
- 1 Slice of Bacon cut into smaller pieces
- 1 tbsp Water
- Kosher Salt
- 3 Walnut Halves chopped (7g)
Add the couscous and boiling water to a small container that you can cover tightly with plastic wrap. It will “cook” while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Cut the tips off the Brussels Sprouts and run a knife through them creating small slices. They don’t have to be perfect. Just a loose chop is fine.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high and brown the bacon.
Add the cut Brussels Sprouts.
Toss the sprouts and cook for 2-3 minutes. Now add a tablespoon of water and cover for 2-3 minutes.
This will help steam the Brussels sprouts, cooking them faster.
While the Brussels Sprouts are steaming, uncover and fluff the couscous with a fork. .
Uncover the sprouts and sprinkle liberally with salt. Then toss a few times.
Shut off the heat, add the couscous and walnuts.
Toss everything together and eat!
It was delish!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|295||10g||12g||old: 6||new: 8|