a bangin’ lunch

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Bang Bang Cous Cous is easy to make and boasts a healthy mix of almost every food group. Since it contains a satisfying mix of vegetarian protein, several veggies, and whole wheat carbohydrates, this lunch kept me full for hours, even though I had a small portion. This meal would be an excellent dish to take to work and reheats well (you’ll be seeing leftovers soon, I’m sure!).

Bang Bang Cous Cous

  • Prepare 1/4 cup of whole wheat cous cous according to package directions.
  • At same time, saute 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes, 1/8 cup cooked edamame, 1/8 cup chopped onions, and 1/8 cup chopped green pepper in 1 tsp. of EVOO. Cook under peppers are tender, stirring constantly.
  • Mix in 1/8 cup garbanzo beans to the tomato mixture, stirring under garbanzo beans are warm.
  • Add cooked cous cous to the tomato mixture and add S&P to taste.
  • Mix in 1/8 cup goat cheese (the banging ingredient!).
  • Remove from heat and top with 1/2 tbsp. raw pine nuts.
  • Enjoy!

On the side, I had a medium purple plum. So sweet and delicious!

Snack 3 PM

Before a 4 PM meeting, I was suddenly struck by a strong, strong sense of hunger. I knew I needed a combination of fiber and fats to hold me over. Two whole grain Wasa crackers, two tbsp. of hummus, and a handful of grapes did the trick!

Tonight’s plans include a work out and something warm and satisfying for dinner! Future Husband is a little sick and is craving some good old fashioned home cookin‘. See you for dinner!

Edited to Add:

I forgot about breakfast! How could I–its my favorite meal of the day! 🙂

This morning I had a wonderfully satisfying cup of coffee with half and half and Stevia. I also made a yummy bowl of oatmeal (1/2 milk, 1/2 water, 1 small banana, 7 pecan halves, and 1tbsp of brown sugar).

Snack – 10 AM

Although the oatmeal was yummy, it didn’t hold me over for more than a few hours. I took a break from working and munched on some apricots.



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