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Breakfast Couscous
Servings: 2
Prep time: 15

Couscous is very versatile. Not only is it a great side, it makes a great breakfast too, an exotic form of cream of wheat if you will. Try this one cold morning for a taste of sunshine. Use whatever nuts or dried fruit you have around, these are just some of my favorites. If you are on a bland diet, you may want skip the dried fruit and nuts and stir in a little applesauce or poached pears instead.

Preparation

1.In a microwave proof bowl, combine the milk with cinnamon, honey, ground ginger, and cardamom. Cover and microwave for 2 minutes, until the milk is very warm and steaming.

2. Remove the bowl from the microwave. Remove the cardamom pods and stir in the couscous. Cover and let sit for 3-5 minutes, or until the milk has been absorbed. Stir in chopped almonds and dried fruit.


Ingredients:


  • 1¼ cup milk or almond milk
  • ½ cup whole wheat or regular couscous (see Ann’s Tips)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cardamom pods or cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped prunes
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins

Nutritional Information

Calories

292 cals

Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g

Carbohydrates

58 g

Sugar

15 g

Fiber

9 g

Protein

8 g

Sodium

110 mg

*per serving


Ann's Tips and Tricks

If you do not usually cook with a microwave, simmer the milk with the spices in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for about 4 minutes.

Use regular couscous if you are on a bland or low fiber diet.

 


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