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published 11/02/2010 | benjis_mum
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"Delicious alternative to potatoes"

Tesco Whole Wheat Couscous can be found in the pasta isle of Tesco with the pulses. It comes in a see-though plastic packet weighing 500g and costs around 90p. On the front of the packet you can clearly see the nutritional values and on the back tells you how to prepare it.

It is extremely easy to prepare, all you have to do is weigh out 50g per person and add some boiling water, (250ml for four servings) then cover it and wait for 5-10 minutes before fluffing it up with a fork and serving straight away. You can also prepare it by warming some water in a saucepan, adding the couscous and leaving to stand for 3 minutes. Then return to the heat and simmering for 3-4 minutes. I would say this is the better method doing it the other way the couscous tends to cool down quite a bit (which is fine when having it with salad)

Being wholewheat this couscous is much more filling than the plain, white couscous and healthier for you, much like white versus wholemeal bread. A 50g serving give you just 180 calories and 1g of fat so it can be part of a healthy lifestyle just like rice or pasta. You have the choice of adding a little butter or oil if you prefer but I like it just made with boiling water.

As couscous has a very light taste it can be served with a variety of food. Chicken and fish are my favourite, you may want to have some kind of marinade or sauce to give it flavour or add herbs. A favourite lunch of mine is couscous, half a can of tuna chunks and some salad. This gives around 300 calories and is a nice, healthy meal. Couscous is also very filling, I find it's much more so than bread.

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  • torriglen published 11/02/2010
    I love couscous and would use it so much more but my husband dosnt care for it.
  • Angela150 published 11/02/2010
    A helpful review..
  • dynamicnurse published 11/02/2010
    I love this stuff!
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Easy to prepare, tastes great

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Can go a bit cold

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Tesco Whole Wheat Couscous can be found in the pasta isle of Tesco with the pulses. It comes in a see-though plastic packet weighing 500g and costs around 90p. On the front of the packet you can clearly see the nutritional values and on the back tells you how to prepare it.

It is extremely easy to prepare, all you have to do is weigh out 50g per person and add some boiling water, (250ml for four servings) then cover it and wait for 5-10 minutes before fluffing it up with a fork and serving straight away. You can also prepare it by warming some water in a saucepan, adding the couscous and leaving to stand for 3 minutes. Then return to the heat and simmering for 3-4 minutes. I would say this is the better method doing it the other way the couscous tends to cool down quite a bit (which is fine when having it with salad)

Being wholewheat this couscous is much more filling than the plain, white couscous and healthier for you, much like white versus wholemeal bread. A 50g serving give you just 180 calories and 1g of fat so it can be part of a healthy lifestyle just like rice or pasta. You have the choice of adding a little butter or oil if you prefer but I like it just made with boiling water.

As couscous has a very light taste it can be served with a variety of food. Chicken and fish are my favourite, you may want to have some kind of marinade or sauce to give it flavour or add herbs. A favourite lunch of mine is couscous, half a can of tuna chunks and some salad. This gives around 300 calories and is a nice, healthy meal. Couscous is also very filling, I find it's much more so than bread.

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torriglen 11.02.2010 21:32

I love couscous and would use it so much more but my husband dosnt care for it.

Angela150 11.02.2010 18:34

A helpful review..

dynamicnurse 11.02.2010 15:14

I love this stuff!

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