Was your New Year’s resolution to get fit and eat healthy? It can be hard to stick to resolutions, especially when the year is filled with occasions that make you indulge and binge on unhealthy food. You don’t have to break your resolution this Valentine’s Day with our V Day treat meal!

Over the next three days, we’ll give you all the details on how to make a healthy 3 course meal that is super low on calories but high on taste. Treat yourself and your Valentine to this simple yet awesome meal. And make sure to come back the next day to find out what the next course is going to be! Today we’re starting off with a refreshing appetizer that’ll have your taste buds craving for the main dish of this Valentine’s Day Treat meal!

Couscous Salad (150 Calories)

3 Course Meal Under 500 Calories - A Valentine's Day Treat

3 Course Meal Under 500 Calories - A Valentine's Day TreatIngredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup cherry/grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 3 pearl onions
  • 3 strips of lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare the wet ingredients.
    Add olive oil, lemon zest and mint leaves to a small pan and add a little water (just enough to soak all ingredients) and let it boil for a minute or two.
  2. Prepare the veggies.
    Cut the tomatoes into half and add them to a salad bowl. To this, add the diced cucumber and toss.
  3. Put together the carbs.
    In a separate pan, add the oil and mint mixture while its hot to the cooked couscous. Give it a quick stir and cover it with a lid to allow the heat to stay trapped.
  4. Roast the nuts.
    Heat another pan and add the pine nuts to it. Roast it for just around 30 seconds and scoop out the nuts. Be careful, the nuts burn very easily.
  5. Put it all together.
    Add the couscous mixture to the sale bowl containing tomatoes and cucumbers. Top it off with the nuts and toss the salad. Garnish with mint leaves.

Are you excited for the main dish of the Valentine’s Day Treat meal?

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