Quinoa For breakfast? yes, please!
Healthy Breakfast ideas: Breakfast quinoa
Quinoa is super-popular, and for good reason, it’s a protein that you can eat as if it were a grain. A lot of people think that quinoa is a grain, but it isn’t, it’s actually seeds. Quinoa is healthy and gluten-free, so it’s an excellent alternative to grains for those of you who are grain free. And, even if you aren’t grain free, quinoa is nutty and delicious and very satisfying.
I make a huge batch of quinoa up every week to add to my meals. I make it directly in my under-$30 rice cooker, just following the basic directions for rice and it comes out perfectly every time.
I toss it in my salads for protein. I make quinoa and veggie bowls for dinner. And, I have Breakfast Quinoa on mornings when I want something warm, homey and filling.
1 1/2 c cooked quinoa (from your weekly, pre-made batch)
1/2 c halved cherry or grape tomatoes
2 c baby spinach
1 egg prepared to your liking—I like poached best
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian herbs
2 tbsp olive oil
Put halved cherry or grape tomatoes in a deep-sided bowl and season with salt, garlic powder, and Italian herbs.
Stir in olive oil
Add warmed, cooked quinoa to bowl.
Top with spinach and egg.