For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to be more fiber-rific. It’s all about the poop. I’m tellin’ ya – my life revolves around missing socks and poop. Can I just have an effing endless supply of matching, hole-less socks and a daily bowel movement? Is that too much to ask?
So this whole fiber-rific movement (ha – a poop joke without even trying!) is going,ummm, better than I had expected. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not even close to having a normal digestive tract, but it’s much better.
I kinda feel like a psycho when I look for food because I’m always counting the grams of fiber and protein. The fiber is to help me poop – and the protein is to help me feel fuller for longer. And this week I discovered a SuperFood! It’s like the land of milk and hon…err protein and fiber! It’s whole wheat couscous!
I was wandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s – as I normally do every Sunday afternoon – and I saw a box of whole wheat couscous sitting on the shelf. I’d had couscous before at restaurants, and I knew it tasted good – but who knew it was a poop maker?! We’re talking 7 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein! I had no clue what I was going to do with this stuff, but by god, I was going to do something!
When I arrived home feeling very proud of my discovery, I got some pretty disdainful looks from Keithy and SNM (Short North Mom). But I was not going to let any haters derail my plans! So, SNM and I cooked some orange chicken and veggies over whole wheat couscous, and it was delish! Even SNM thought it was a winner! It tasted great and gave the same type of feeling you get from eating rice.
Good job, couscous!