HEALTHY MEAL PREP: MIDDLE EASTERN

Make a healthy version of fattoush and couscous bowls.

Athletes know that planning out meals in advance is one of the keys to success in achieving wellness goals. That’s why we created our healthy meal prep series. Previously we shared ways to make creative versions of spring comfort foods and veggie bowls. This week, how to get the most out of your spice cabinet for Middle Eastern-inspired dishes.

SUNDAY PREPARATIONS:

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Shop for the ingredients and allow two hours to cook. View the shopping list here.
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Roast the garbanzo beans and the beets.
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Prepare the Ras el Hanout spice blend.

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FIT CHEF HOW-TO: TOAST SPICES

“Toasting spices is an easy way to amplify their flavor,” says Philadelphia-based recipe developer Robert Luessen. “Whole spices like cardamom pods and peppercorns are ideal for toasting since they can best stand up to heat.” You can still toast ground spices over medium heat, he says, just make sure to pay close attention and remove them from the skillet as soon as they start to become fragrant so that they don’t burn.

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