Here at Premier Fitness Camp, a weight loss resort in Utah, we LOVE trying new foods. This helps us amp up our food with nutrition and taste!
Bulgar is a great example of trying something new, having great taste and nutrition. Bulgar is often used in Middle Eastern cuisine. It has a light nutty flavor. Which is great to use in soups and baking. You can also use bulgar as a substitute for rice. It is a complete protein that is high fiber (double bonus!).
Here are nutrition facts on 1 cup of bulgar:
25.6 g fiber
17.21 g Protein
574 mg Potassium
3.44 mg Iron
Add this ingredient into your very own Premier Meal Planner and get the most out of your meals! You can find bulgar in the grain section in your local grocery store. Trying Bulgar for your first time? Try this Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad!
LEBANESE TABBOULEH SALAD
1 cup fine bulgar (burghul crushed wheat)
1/2 cup finely chopped mint
1 1/2 cups finely chopped parsley
1 cup finely chopped onions
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup lemon juice
Sea Salt and pepper
– Soak bulgar for one hour in warm water (this helps soften the grains)
– Drain and press out excess water
– Mix bulgar with all other ingredients
– Feel free to add more lemon juice if you want added flavor
– Serve on lettuce leaves or cabbage leaves