Lemon Breakfast Parfait

Makes 6 servings

This creamy fruit parfait is good for breakfast – or dessert! The unexpected tang of crystallized ginger will wake up your taste buds any time of day.



  • 3/4  cup fat-free milk
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/3  cup couscous
  • 1/2  cup lemon low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2  cup reduced-calorie dairy sour cream
  • 1  tablespoon honey
  • 1/4  teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3 cups assorted sliced fruit or berries
  • Chopped crystallized ginger (optional)
  • Fresh mint (optional)


Peel and slice the fruit and mix with chopped crystalized ginger in a medium bowl. In a medium saucepan bring the milk and salt to boiling, then stir in the couscous. Simmer, covered, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork until fluffy. While the couscous mixture continues cooling, combine the yogurt, sour cream, honey, and lemon peel in a small bowl. Stir into the cooled couscous.

To serve, spoon some of the couscous mixture into each of six parfait glasses. Divide half the fruit topping among 6 glasses, then spoon more of the couscous mixture over the. Top with remaining fruit. If desired, garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Make-Ahead Tip: The couscous mixture can be made ahead, then covered and chilled up to 4 hours. Fruit can also be prepared ahead of time, then covered and chilled until needed.

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Nutrition Information

Lemon Breakfast Parfait

Servings per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories:  127

Calories from Fat:  

Total Fat:  2g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  6mg

Sodium:  70mg

Carbohydrates:  22g

Dietary Fiber:  2g

Protein:  5g

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