Q is for Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Q is for Quinoa

Happy Friday readers! Any fun plans for the upcoming weekend? Whatever you have planned, this quinoa breakfast bowl is sure to fuel you up!

Quinoa has gained popularity in the past few years and it’s no surprise why. This edible seed is high in protein, fiber and antioxidants, and as an added bonus, it is gluten-free. I like to cook up a large batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week and toss it into salads and wraps for lunch as it keeps me fuller longer due to its amazing properties. Why limit yourself to lunch though? Quinoa is great for breakfast and when topped with an egg and fresh salsa, you’ll be sure to add this into your morning recipe rotation. This quick quinoa (bonus points for two q’s?) breakfast is a great way to use up any veggies, cheese or meat in the fridge; there are no limits to your breakfast creation!

Happy weekend adventures!

Suggested Bowl Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 egg, cooked over-easy
    • Can’t flip that egg yet? Practice makes perfect and the key is to flip with confidence, you’ll get it! In the meantime, a scrambled egg works just as well!
  • 1/2 an avocado, sliced
  • 2 pieces of cooked bacon, roughly chopped
  • Salsa of choice
    • I made a quick fresh salsa from diced tomatoes, diced sweet peppers, diced pineapple and a squeeze of lime juice. Adds a nice freshness and crunch!
  • Sprinkle of paprika

If you are a fan of quinoa, make sure to try these quinoa patties too!