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Breakfast Couscous

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

Not only is couscous a great side, but it also makes a great breakfast, too. A creative version of cream of wheat, try this on a cold morning with whatever nuts or dried fruit you...


  • 1¼ cup milk or almond milk
  • ½ cup whole wheat couscous
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cardamom pods or cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped prunes
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
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Nutrition Facts


294 cals


7 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


53 g


10 g


6 g


9 g


113 mg


  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 10 minutes, or until the milk has been absorbed. Stir in chopped almonds and dried fruit and enjoy warm.

Chef Tips

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.


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Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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