1 1/4 C low-sodium chicken broth

2 Tbsp raisins

1 C whole wheat couscous

1 Tbsp fresh mint, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)

1 Tbsp unsalted sliced almonds, toasted medium orange, rinsed, for 1 Tbsp zest (use a grater to take a thin layer of skin off the orange)

  1. Combine chicken broth and raisins in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add couscous, and return to a boil. Cover and remove from heat.
  3. Let the saucepan stand for about 5 minutes, until the couscous has absorbed all of the broth.
  4. Meanwhile, toast almonds in the toaster oven on a foil-lined tray for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Remove the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork. Gently mix in the mint, almonds, and orange zest. Serve immediately.
  • This is a great recipe for older children to make themselves. Younger children can help measure ingredients and zest the orange.

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 20 minutes (including 10 minutes standing time)

yield: 4 servings

serving size: 3/4 C couscous

Each Serving Provides:

calories 141

total fat 2 g

saturated fat 0 g

cholesterol 0 mg

sodium 24 mg

total fiber 4 g

protein 6 g

carbohydrates 28 g

potassium 118 mg

vitamin A 0%

vitamin C 4%

calcium 2%

iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.