We’re headed to Thailand and Singapore this month! YAY! It’s January and we are not in shape. EEK! That means it is time for us to do another round of 21 day fix. This is also known as the container diet. Last year we completed a round of this health plan and Karen lost 8 pounds and 8 inches in three weeks. Read about her experience here.
When it comes to salads, a simple lettuce and balsamic salad will not do! We will be starving in no time and not satisfied. Our favorite salads include pasta salad, potato salad, and all the other salads that are calorie laden. That is why we came up with this couscous salad recipe that is approved on the 21 day fix plan: a salad that doesn’t suck! It is an easy way to trick yourself into eating healthy veggies, it includes protein and it is seriously satisfying. If you are looking for a vegetarian 21 day fix recipe, just omit the chicken! Whether you are trying to eat healthy or not, we can bet you’ll like this as a lunch or as a side dish!
2 cups couscous
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
6 oz. container of fat free crumbled feta cheese
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 cucumbers, diced
3 shallots, minced
40 kalamata olives, chopped
¼ cup olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
Pepper, to taste
Start by bringing 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Remove from heat and add in the 2 cups of couscous. Cover it and let it sit for 5 minutes. When cooked, fluff with a fork. Cook your 4 chicken breasts. Feel free to start by seasoning them with onion powder, garlic powder and herbs of your choice. In a large bowl, add the couscous, cubed chicken, chopped cucumber, feta cheese, shallots and olives. In a separate bowl, prepare the dressing by adding the olive oil with the fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, oregano, and pepper. Once well combined, add the dressing to the rest of the ingredients, stirring well so the dressing is evenly distributed. Chill in the refrigerator.
This will make a LOT of couscous salad, as it serves 8. According to the 21 day fix plan, each serving will count as 1 yellow, ½ green, ½ red, ½ blue, ½ orange, and 2 teaspoons.
If you are looking for more 21 day fix dinner ideas, check out these other great ideas:
Cheesy spaghetti squash bake
Zucchini and onion frittata
Caramelized onion and mushroom cauliflower crust pizza