Mo-Rockin’ Monday Special

Ingredients:moroccan special

1 (10-ounce) box quick couscous
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ onion, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon minced garlic
1 (12-ounce) package ground veggie soy crumbles
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
2 cups shredded carrots
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 cup chopped dried apricots,
or dates or golden raisins
1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach
About 8 romaine lettuce leaves, for serving

Preparation:

Prepare couscous according to directions on box. Fluff with fork, cover, and set aside.

In a large skillet warm the olive oil over moderate heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Add veggie crumbles and heat until
warmed, about 3 minutes. Add chili powder, salt, cinnamon, cumin, ground ginger, and ground cloves and thoroughly combine. Add carrots, chickpeas, and
dried fruit to skillet and stir until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

Put into large bowl and add couscous and spinach. Serve with romaine leaves for scooping and eating the Mo-Rockin’ meal!

Yield: 4-6 servings
Nutrition facts per serving: 393 calories, 15 g fat, 43 g carbohydrate, 15 g protein

Source: Source: The 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook

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