Another alternative to having couscous or quinoa, Bulgur is a cereal food made from many wheat species and is a kind of dried cracked wheat. It is half cooked, and therefore provides many benefits due to this. It is naturally high in fiber, contains a source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. As a step up from refined carbohydrates or sugary foods, it also contains gluten! (watch out)However in moderation Bulgar has many advantages:
- Due to it being partially cooked, it is quick and easy to prepare at home,
- Slows down absorption of sugar due to the high content of fiber. It also slows down the rate that the carbohydrates are digested, and therefore also improves digestion by the fiber absorbing water and taking with it waste and detoxing the body,
- Helps you feel full, and therefore can help weight loss from the extra vitamins and minerals,
- A good source of magnesium.
How to cook it:
- Place the bulgar wheat in a saucepan, cover with cold water.
- Bring to the boil, simmer for 8-10 minutes
- Drain well before serving
1 cup of Bulgur Wheat;
0.4 g fat
Pair it with:
Sweet Potato and Vegetables or a Salad
Here’s what I had it with the other day:
(Cauliflower, mushrooms, beans, pepper, potato)