We are working with Melanie on our new SB123 group training and nutrition programmer. Melanie is a qualified nutritionist and here is another of her healthy recipes. “Tabouleh is a traditional Lebanese dish, which I grew up with (there was a lot of Lebanese migrants to Sydney during the 1970’s, hence we have ). It is so healthy as bulgur is low in fat, high in minerals like manganese, magnesium and iron, plus it’s a good source of plant-based protein. It is also high in fibre. Tabouleh is great for a meal on its own or as a salad. Traditionally, it would have been eaten with flat bread and houmous. It is great to have with chicken or fish. It is very quick and easy.”
Nutritional highlights of this summer seasonal diet dish -Bulgur is low in fat, high in minerals like manganese, magnesium and iron, plus it’s a good source of plant-based protein. On top of this, bulgur wheat provides a very good dose of the dietary fiber you need for digestive and heart health — over 25 percent of your daily needs in every one-cup serving!
Serves 2 people
- 1 cup bulgur
2 cups boiling water
4 spring onions, finely sliced
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons chopped mint
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Place bulgur in a heatproof bowl,
- pour boiling water over and leave for 15 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork,
- Then add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Now enjoy your diet dish!