Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowls are a protein packed breakfast that is full of flavor. This breakfast bowl recipe can easily be doubled for meal prep for a busy week!
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Oatmeal is usually my go to breakfast food of choice, but occasionally I'll change it up and make some scrambled eggs for something a little different. I made these savory breakfast bowls one morning when my mom was coming over. We both loved the creamy goat cheese paired with the egg and the vegetables mixed into the quinoa enhancing all the flavors. My new breakfast egg bowl was definitely a success and a welcome change to all of the oatmeal recipes I typically make.
Ingredients in a Savory Quinoa Breakfast bowl
- cooked quinoa
- olive oil
- grape tomatoes
- goat cheese
- salt and pepper
These ingredients can be modified for what you have on hand or for your preferences are. You can easily substitute another cheese for goat cheese, add mushrooms, red bell pepper, squash or zucchini. The flavor combinations are endless!
how to prepare breakfast bowls
This is an easy breakfast that can be prepared ahead and warmed up the next day. Just wait to add the avocado until after you have warmed up the bowl. Quinoa can be made several days in advance, simply cook on the stove top following the package instructions. Everything comes together quickly so make sure to prep all ingredients first.
What is Quinoa?
Okay, first lets pronounce this right! It's pronounced Keen-wah! I hear so many people saying this incorrectly. Perhaps because it is relatively new to main stream restaurants in the US. However, quinoa is far from new. It is actually considered an ancient grain that has been used for centuries in the Andes.
Now even though it's considered an ancient grain, it really isn't a grain at all. It is actually the seed from a plant. We treat it like a grain though because it cooks similarly to rice.
However, this little seed is power packed. It is considered a super food because it contains all essential amino acids. A serving contains 8 grams of protein, making it a terrific choice for vegetarians and vegans. If you are looking for other quinoa options try my Chicken Quinoa and Kale Soup!
Can I eat Quinoa for breakfast?
Because most people serve quinoa as a rice alternative it seems a little odd to eat this for breakfast. However, I find that quinoa has such a mild taste that it can be paired with almost anything making it a great alternative to oatmeal. Quinoa can be used in a sweet or savory breakfast dish which is why I paired this with eggs and veggies in my breakfast bowls. This power breakfast bowl is packed with protein to keep you fueled all morning!
If you try this recipe for Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowls, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bluesbestlife on Instagram! Seeing your creations makes my day.
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Egg Breakfast Bowl
- 1 cup cooked quinoa * see package instructions
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 12 grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 whole eggs, scrambled
- 1 tablespoon goat cheese
- ½ avocado, thinly sliced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- First begin by preparing all ingredients. Eggs cook fast so it's good to have everything ready. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Scramble 4 eggs in a large bowl. Prepare tomatoes, spinach and garlic. Slice avocado right before serving to prevent browning.
- Heat two small skillets on medium heat. In skillet for veggies add olive oil and sauté tomatoes. After 2-3 minutes add spinach and garlic to wilt. In the other skillet spray with cooking spray and add eggs. Use a spatula to push the eggs around as they cook to fluff them and make sure they do not stick. Once the eggs are cooked, add goat cheese to melt.
- Once everything has finished cooking, assemble the bowls with half of the ingredients added to each bowl.