September 20, 2018
It’s always a good feeling when you prep a meal for the week, and it not only looks and tastes great, but took minimal time and effort.
This recipe below was inspired by searching the internet; however, I added certain ingredients for my needs and curiosity (lime and coconut).
Coconut-Lime Couscous, Kale, and Beta-carotene
(Makes 3 meals): 69g carbs – 11g fat – 15g protein
I found this recipe to be especially fun to make because of the wide variety of colours. There is just something so satisfying about a dish that looks pretty (but that might be my inner-designer talking).
When I prepare my meal for the week, I try to choose foods that don’t all need to be cooked (if any) with the same method. For example, I like to sauté zucchini, boil potatoes, and oven-bake butternut squash. This prevents the prep-time from dramatically increasing, unless the meal is intended to be entirely baked, pan-fried, etc. Another meal prep tip that I have come to put into practice, is cutting up all the items I need, so I am not splitting my focus between a knife and the hot stove elements. I find this to be safer and more efficient.
Lastly, as stated in my last post, I count macros; therefore, I will provide the macro-nutrient amounts for informational purposes. However, the intent of this post is to provide a quick, healthy recipe idea (whether you count macros or not) that helps fuel you throughout the day.
Notes: I baked the sweet potato (beta-carotene for the win) and left the kale raw
Now, let’s get to the good stuff...the food (image + ingredients below)!
(To make approx. 3 servings)
- 1/2 of a sweet potato
- 1 bundle of kale
- 1 small container of blueberries
- feta cheese
- 1/2 a box of whole wheat couscous
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
(individual weights to create a meal with 69g carbs – 11g fat – 15g protein)
- 100g sweet potato
- 40g kale
- 30g blueberries
- 15g feta
- 60g (dry) whole wheat couscous
- drizzle of lime
- 5ml coconut oil