Lose Weight for Good with “Healthy Roasted Pumpkin Salad and Couscous”

Hi everyone,

You’ve got to try this incredible, colourful, low calorie and “bursting with health”, easy to make dinner for 2 (Of course your friends are invited. If needed, just double the amounts).


  • ½ Butternut pumpkin, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 red  onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 zucchini, washed sliced and cut into 2 cm halves
  • 125 g cherry or grape tomatoes, washed and cut in halves
  • 80 g Baby spinachRoasted Pumpkin Salad by Sandy Bröcking / Think Smart & Lose Weight
  • 1/2 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (prefer unsalted option)
  • Some cashew nuts
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, washed and cut in small pieces
  • Rosemary, Cumin seeds
  • 1 cup couscous, 1 cup water
  • 2 small teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 baking tray
  • Baking paper

How to do it:

  • Preheat oven to 200
  • Line baking tray with baking paper
  • Spread cut pumpkin pieces, on tray, brush with little coconut oil and season with rosemary. Roast for 20 mins.
  • Place onion and zucchini in small bowl, brush with little coconut oil and season with rosemary. Add to baked pumpkin. Sprinkle some cashew nuts amongst the lot and roast for another 20 min


  • Heat 1 small tea spoon coconut oil in sauce pan on medium heat.
  • Add crushed garlic and some cumin seeds, cook briefly for 30 seconds.
  • Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil.
  • Add 1 cup couscous.
  • Cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes.
  • Separate grains with fork before serving.

Prepare 2 large bowls with baby spinach.

When cooked, add roasted vegies, couscous and tomatoes, sprinkle basil leaves on top and serve immediately.

Tip: Rather than any other drink, serve with iced lemon water to get the full flavour of this colourful, energy and health bursting dish.

This is a treat! Enjoy!

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Take care of your body – It’s worth it!



About Sandy Bröcking

I’m a health professional, author and motivational speaker who is passionate to help people lose weight the healthy way. As I used to be heavily overweight myself a long time ago, I believe that successful weight loss comes from motivation and knowledge. My passion is to stop people being fooled by often expensive diet regimes. Believe me - losing weight for good is not as difficult as most people think.
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