Portion sizes can be tricky right? I sometimes end up cooking enough pasta to do a week or too little couscous for lunch prep! I am very conscious about food waste and I try to only cook what I need to use. The Carb Spoon* by Spoonit is just the kitchen tool I needed, it can be used to measure out raw or cooked grains and also comes with a handy portion size booklet.
Ingredients (serves one)
Couscous 1 level Carb Spoon
Cherry tomatoes 80g
Feta cheese 30g
Mixed salad leaves
Cumin 1 tsp (optional)
Olive oil 1 tsp (optional)
Dash of balsamic vinegar (optional)
Prepare couscous according to packet instructions, I use wholewheat couscous and add cumin for extra flavour (optional), I measured 1 level Carb Spoon* of raw couscous, then plated with 1 measured level Carb Spoon of cooked couscous and had the other portion the next day.
Slice cherry tomatoes in half, cube feta cheese and serve on a bed of mixed leaves.
Measure 1 tsp of olive oil and add a dash of balsamic vinegar and drizzle over salad (optional).
This recipe contains one portion of carbohydrates and is one of your 5 a-day. For extra protein roasted chickpeas could be added.
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