Healthy Recipes for a Vegan Pregnancy : Sides (part 6) - Millet and Butternut Squash Casserole, Orange and Raisin Curried Couscous

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Millet and Butternut Squash Casserole

Slightly sweet, slightly savory, this millet medley goes well with some Easy Fried Tofu  to make a main meal.

SERVES 4

1 cup millet

2 cups vegetable broth

1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped

12 cup water

1 teaspoon curry powder

12 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

12 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

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Vitamin D: NA

1. In a small pot, cook millet in broth until done, about 20–30 minutes.

2. In a separate pan, heat butternut squash in water. Cover, and allow to cook for 10–15 minutes, until squash is almost soft. Remove lid and drain extra water.

3. Combine millet with squash over low heat; add curry and orange juice, stirring to combine well.

4. Heat for 3–4 more minutes; add nutritional yeast and season with salt.

Per Serving

Calories: 242 | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 767mg | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 7g

 

Orange and Raisin Curried Couscous

This is another whole-grain salad or pilaf that can be served either hot or cold. Cranberries, currants, or dates may be used instead of raisins.

SERVES 6

2 cups water or vegetable broth

112 cups couscous

12 cup orange juice

1 onion, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

12 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon curry powder

2 scallions, chopped

34 cup golden raisins

34 cup sliced almonds or pine nuts

Folic Acid: 

Vitamin B12: NA

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Iron: 

Zinc: 

Calcium: 

Vitamin D: NA

1. Bring water to a boil; add couscous and remove from heat.

2. Stir in orange juice; cover, and allow to sit for 15 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and couscous is soft.

3. Heat onion in olive oil for 1–2 minutes; add spices and heat for 1 more minute, until fragrant.

4. Combine couscous with spices; add scallions, raisins, and nuts.

Per Serving

Calories: 520 | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 483mg | Fiber: 7g | Protein: 14g

 
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