Breakfast Couscous

Breakfast couscous is a naturally sweet, easy to make, nutritious and quickly made delicious bowl of goodness to start your day. Try it! You’ll be surprised!

Breakfast couscous is a naturally sweet, easy to make, nutritious and quickly made delicious bowl of goodness to start your day. Try it! You’ll be surprised!

Breakfast couscous? You mean, like, couscous for breakfast? Yep, I most certainly do and this is one of my favourite breakfasts – especially at the weekend!

Of course you can have this breakfast couscous any morning, not just the weekend, and I actually love it as one of my mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack options. It’s just that you need to lightly steam some milk so the use of a stove is required and during the week I’m not always near one!

Let’s re-cap here. It’s all here in the blog but as this “life diary” is getting bigger,Hi all 😀 ! I feel I should at least quickly summarise where everything is! I get up at 4.10am daily. Monday it’s a visit to the gym upstairs from my work. Tuesday home Pilates and exercises. Wednesday back to the gym to run for an hour. Thursday home Pilates and exercises and then Friday back to the gym again.

I should also add here that as I’m currently in training for the Great Scottish Run 10k in 12 days (eek!) I do two 2 hour runs of approximately 11.5k per week. One of these as mentioned above on Wednesday and the other I do on Saturday mornings when Lynne and I get to the local Glasgow gym together. My current 10k time is about 52mins. I’ll be really happy if I can finish in around an hour on Sunday 5th. So that’s why I’m not always near a stove.

I should have dedicated my upcoming 10k run to a specific charity and got folks to sponsor me but unfortunately I really only thought of that at the last minute (doh opportunity lost)! I definitely want to have a specific sponsored charity on my blog for future but in the meantime the charity work or volunteering time I do, like my recent Commonwealth Games time goes towards CHAS through my work.

And that excellent link takes me onto the work my work buddies and I did at Ayrshire Hospice yesterday. Below in the photograph are Allison McClenaghen, Elaine Mcfadyen, yours truly (looking like a nuclear scientist in my overall) and Loraine Elder. One of the rooms in the hospice needed re-painting so it was on with the old clothes and up ladders and out with the paint to give the place a shiny new look and feel. 😎

Ayrshire Hospice Painting Day 24.09

It’s always good to have days away from the office especially worthwhile ones spent like this, giving time to good causes and just speaking about normal every-day family stuff, life challenges and hang-ups and leaving the day to day office stuff behind. And once we had finished paining the room we all went for a really excellent Indian meal in Ayr at Ayr India.

And with another excellent link (albeit not a breakfast one, but it is at least food related) here is today’s recipe….. 🙂

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Breakfast couscous is a naturally sweet, easy to make, nutritious and quickly made delicious bowl of goodness to start your day. Try it! You’ll be surprised!
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Breakfast Couscous
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
This delicious breakfast couscous is a naturally sweet and filling alternative breakfast option to porridge.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 55 g Couscous
  • 30 g sultanas
  • 30 g dried cranberries
  • 30 g chopped dried apricots
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds optional
  • 150 ml skimmed milk
  • No fat Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Place couscous, sultanas, cranberries, dried apricots and flax seeds into a breakfast bowl and mix together.
  2. Heat the milk in a small saucepan, constantly stirring it, and once it begins to steam, remove the pan from the heat and pour the hot milk into your breakfast bowl. Mix together a little.
  3. Cover the bowl with a plate and leave it to stand for 10 minutes untouched.
  4. Top with yogurt and serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition label is without flax seeds. With is 406 calories.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Couscous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15.5mg 5%
Sodium 74.1mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 75.2g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g 20%
Sugars 61.1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 21%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This delicious breakfast couscous is a naturally sweet and filling alternative breakfast option to porridge. Just 5 minutes to prep, 10 minutes cooking and 10 minutes standing time then top with yogurt and you're ready to eat. Only 351 calories per bowl and full of nutrition, this is guaranteed to set you up for the day!

Woohoo! Blog mailers fixed! I breathed a sigh of relief when I received notification they had gone out properly when I did the last post, the grilled fish provencal,  I’d moaned about it in that recipe posting. So that’s one thing scored off the list. Blog mailers via Mailchimp can wait for the future, as you can easily subscribe in so many ways now. I’ll prioritise now setting up a new easier blog recipe menu. That’s the next step to making things easier to find here I feel is needed.

Until next week, have a great weekend. And if you’ve time, why not make your weekend indulgent pudding my Strawberry Whisky Cheesecake? I re-did my photographs recently. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and if the photos I do don’t initially get accepted into one of my foodgawker or tastespotting galleries I mark them to be re-done. Its great food photography practice for me. Always onwards and upwards as they say.

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This delicious breakfast couscous is a naturally sweet and filling alternative breakfast option to porridge.

Comments

  1. I never in a million years would have thought to have couscous for breakfast but WHY NOT?? It’s so logical?? This is a great idea, thanks for sharing! Pinning so I don’t lose it!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hello Nagi, thank you for stopping by, checking out and commenting on my recipe. I know what you mean, Couscous is such a simple, easy and inexpensive alternative for breakfast. I absolutely love it! Thanks for pinning and sharing. I’ll be checking out more of your site and it’s fabulous pictures later (just started work here). 🙂

  2. Hi there!
    Just dropped by to say I love your posts!
    Very interesting and some great ideas.
    I’m curious though, how do you create a printable version of the recipe? It it a app module or?
    Keep up the great work! 🙂
    X
    PS- Thanks for the taking the time out to like our latest post regarding Apple Cider Vinegar and it’s health and beauty benefits over at aknutrition.com . Much appreciated 🙂

  3. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    Hello Kaelli, thank you for dropping by and taking the time to check out my little corner of the internet. I enjoyed reading through your blog! 🙂
    Delighted to help regarding printable version of recipes. My blog is “self-hosted” that is, it was originally, with wordpress.com, but now Bluehost host it for me.
    When I was with wordpress, you can use this link http://en.support.wordpress.com/recipes/ and use their code and explanation to have your recipes printable. It worked for me.
    As I am now self hosted, yes I have an “app” or “plugin” which is called “Easyrecipe”.
    I hope this makes sense for you, if not just ask! There’s so much stuff to understand when you are writing a blog! 🙂

    • So good to hear 🙂 I have a new website being constructed so keep your eye out for the launch 🙂
      Thankyou so much! It worked and looks so good!
      I agree, but thats whats so exciting haha
      X

      • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

        Hey, I’m glad the print recipe code worked for you! Looking forward to seeing your new website. 🙂

  4. This is an excellent breakfast recipe, Neil! So mouth-watering!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey Agnes, thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on my recipe, and for your kind words! 🙂

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