This spicy quinoa breakfast bowl is filled with protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber, and flavor! It’s made with minimal ingredients and is the perfect savory breakfast bowl.
Hi friends!! Apologizes for no post on Friday- I moved into college the day before, and things were CRAZY. In all honesty, the idea of waking up early Friday after my first night there was the last thing I wanted to do, so I decided to just wait until today. Quality > quantity, my friends. Thank you for all your support as I go through this transition; it means THE WORLD to me, and I’m so excited to take you all on this journey with me!
Now, let’s get onto this spicy quinoa breakfast bowl.
If there’s anything I love, it’s a quality egg yolk. Sounds weird, right? Well, my friends, egg yolks are one of gods greatest gifts. Okay, I can name a few other things that may be SLIGHTLY better, but you get my point.
I was going to go into one of those “egg yolks get a bad rep but they’re good for you!” rants, but let’s be honest- I’m sure you’ve heard all that before. All I will say is that eggs are one of the best foods you can feed your body, as they’re high in protein and healthy fats. Okay, I’m done- I’ve given my two cents on eggs. Onto the bowl!
I’m not much of a savory breakfast person. I think you can tell by the content that I post on here, that I’ve got a pretty big sweet tooth. Most of the time, my breakfast consists of oatmeal, peanut butter, fruit, granola, and/or yogurt. BUT, nine times out of ten, I eat something egg related for lunch.
My body is 200% breakfast foods, and I have no shame in admitting that. I remember talking to one of my friends and telling her that I had peanut butter for breakfast and eggs for lunch. She looked at me with confused eyes, like she saw a ghost. I guess I never realized how much I loved breakfast foods until then?
ANYWAYS, if there’s anything I love more than breakfast foods, it’s spicy foods. I have a very high spice tolerance, so personally for me, spicy foods don’t effect me. So, I apologize if this quinoa dish is too spicy for you; personally for me, it’s just right!
I love the combination of this spicy quinoa with the soft-boiled egg, plus the sautéed quinoa and avocado. This dish is filled with healthy fats, protein, complex carbs, fiber, and is DELICIOUS. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in vegetables thanks to the kale, but honestly, it adds such a great flavor. I love meal prepping this bowl for lunches or making it as a simple, easy meal. If you have leftover quinoa or kale, use it to make this salad for even MORE delicious meal prep!
When you make this, don’t forget to send me a photo on Instagram @tennishealthfitness.
- Spicy quinoa:
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp hot sauce
- ⅓ cup diced cilantro
- For the bowl:
- 1 lb kale, de-steamed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 avocados
- Cook your quinoa normally. While it's cooking, prepare the sauce by whisking the sesame oil, chili powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and hot sauce.
- Once the quinoa has cooked, mix in the sauce and diced cilantro. Let cool
- Meanwhile, heat up the olive oil on a large skillet. Chop your kale up and sauté it for 5-10 minutes, until tender. Set aside.
- Cook your eggs however you'd like (I did mine soft-boiled, but poached, over easy, or scrambled would be delicious!)
- Assemble the bowls by evenly dividing the kale, quinoa, avocado, and eggs.
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