Bring 1 cup each skim milk and almond milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and a pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 3/4 cup whole-wheat couscous, 1/2 cup dried cherries and 1 cinnamon stick; cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, 8 minutes. Fluff with a fork, remove the cinnamon stick and divide among bowls. Top with toasted sliced almonds and honey, if desired.
Serves: 4 (does not include the optional garnish); Calories: 263; Total Fat 1 grams; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Protein: 8 grams; Total carbohydrates: 58 grams; Sugar: 28 grams Fiber: 5 grams; Cholesterol: 1 milligrams; Sodium: 136 milligrams
Photograph by Antonis Achilleos
Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine