In the times we are living in many different diet regimes have been coming up and it might not be easy to distinguish which one is the best to go for. Still, our general advice would be that you don’t stress too much over the details and simply implement three principles of a healthy lifestyle – regular exercise, balanced and nutritious diet, and a positive mindset. Now, a balanced and nutritious diet means excluding refined sugar, greasy and transfat foods, as well as reducing alcohol and other sugary drinks intake. On the other hand, you should include foods like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, fish and some types of meat (moderate red meat) in your diet.
One of the diet regimes that is becoming quite popular nowadays is the vegan diet plan. Now, it is a diet plan that excludes all the products that derive from animals or include killing animals in the process. This means that you shouldn’t eat fish, seafood, meat, dairy, eggs, and even stuff or even honey (as bees are exploited to make it). On the other hand, it also includes leather and a wool-free policy. Though some people are going vegan for ethical reasons there are those who think of it as a great way to improve general health. And it is true that with the vegan diet you are mostly eating whole grains, vegetables, nuts and fruits which are all detox foods and great for your wellbeing. For those people who think that you can’t build muscle on vegan/vegetarian food, they are wrong – with the right combination of whole grains and legumes you will be getting all the essential amino acids that your body needs. With that in mind, it remains your choice if you will be a part of this regime or you think you are better with a balanced diet that includes a little bit of everything.
Without further ado, whether you are vegan or not, we have a healthy couscous salad that will blow your tastebuds off. Let’s take a look at this great recipe!
Fast And Simple Couscous Salad
This is a great prudish or even a main dish in some cases and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes of simple work. You will need only the next ingredients: tomatoes, vegan sausages (optional), cucumbers, parsley, green onions, red pepper, arugula, shredded carrots, olives and of course couscous. All of these ingredients are highly nutritious and you are getting a well-balanced meal out of it. Parsley, cucumbers, green onions and red peppers are all nutritional powerhouses and have more Vitamin C than you would need even for a few days. Along with that, you will get the great Vitamin A from carrots, heart-healthy lycopene from tomatoes, and healthy fats from olives (omega-3 and omega-6). Last but not least couscous is a great protein and fiber-rich grain base for your dish.
First and foremost you should pour an adequate amount of water over your couscous and let it sit for around 10 minutes, before fluffing it using a fork. And after that the remaining process is quite simple – mix everything in a large bowl and combine well. Add spices up to your taste such as curry, black pepper, cayenne, and salt. Drizzle some olive oil on top and you are ready to eat!
The couscous salad is a great and healthy dish that will keep you satisfied and full for hours to come. It will not take a lot of your time while you are getting a balanced and nutritious meal that is vegan-friendly as well. And remember with the right diet, and regular exercise you are on a sure path to having the body you have always dreamed of!