quinoa breakfast bowls

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Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a proselytizing health blogger — two weeks of clean eating does not an expert make — but after the great response from yesterday’s Hungry for Change post I thought I would share my nutritious favorites now and then.

Starting with a simple breakfast that helped me overcome my morning chicken biscuit dependence.

I first stumbled upon quinoa breakfast bowls on Pinterest (of course I did) and thought, “who the heck eats quinoa for breakfast?

Schooled: Quinoa is a gluten-free whole grain that packs a lot of protein. It’s also a great source of fiber, iron and magnesium; so it’s a perfect way to jumpstart your day.

To save precious time in the morning, I cook a big batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week. I divide it up into Ziplock containers, and store them in the fridge so they’re easy to grab before running out the door. I take a minute to toss in whatever fixin’s I want for the day, and hit the road.

Pretend you’re at Coldstone and whip that quinoa bowl into a nutritious breakfast sundae with any (or all) of these healthy mix-ins:

  • organic honey
  • sliced almonds
  • coconut flakes
  • cacao nibs
  • ground flax
  • fresh fruit and berries
  • Greek yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • a dash of raw sugar

What Do You Think?

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46 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on stoptheclockhealth and commented:
    Like the piture

    Posted 3.25.14 Reply
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  4. Rebecca wrote:

    Great idea – I have some leftover quinoa and will certainly be trying this! If you’re interested a few more healthy recipes, please check out my blog (https://www.bloglovin.com/rebeccabaldassarri)!

    Posted 2.1.14 Reply
  5. Vee wrote:

    This looks like a yummy and convenient idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 1.31.14 Reply
  6. I love healthy eating. ..

    Posted 1.31.14 Reply
  7. Katy wrote:

    Did you make your quinoa with water, milk or a type of broth?

    Posted 1.30.14 Reply
  8. Never would have thought of this! Sounds delicious :) I’ve only tried to make quinoa a couple of times, and somehow, it comes out still too wet even though I made it by the directions. I’m sure this makes me sound like a total twit in the kitchen! HA

    Posted 1.30.14 Reply
  9. Thank you for this post. I’ve had Quinoa in my pantry and haven’t done anything with it. It never occurred to me to have it for breakfast. I’m just glad I still have 2 baggies of strawberries from summer left in my freezer. Your photo makes it look so yummy.

    Posted 1.30.14 Reply
  10. alisonsye wrote:

    I am actually going to give this a try, I really am.

    Posted 1.30.14 Reply
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  13. tessssv wrote:

    Reblogged this on A bit of Everything and commented:
    …In health class we’re learning about good food and bad food….who wants a strawberry over a starburst?? This was a hard health class….haha

    Posted 1.30.14 Reply
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    Reblogged this on Velvet Imagination.

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    Reblogged this on White Lies.

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  16. this looks like the perfect kickstart to the day! thanks for sharing! will be a great recipe to add to my own “hungry for change”. xx – http://www.yankeedoodlesblog.wordpress.com

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  17. gayazahari wrote:

    OMG sooo yummy! I am gonna try this tomorrow morning :-)
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    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  18. arleendee wrote:

    this looks freaking amazing

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  19. This looks good and it’s actually healthy….love it!

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  20. Chloe wrote:

    wow that looks so yummy, I didn’t do very well today…I fell down at the first hurdle and ate chocolate for breakfast…oops

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    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  21. eahlay wrote:

    Great idea! I always have quinoa in the house so I’ll definitely try this. This sounds better than overnight oats.

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
    • I’ve seen recipes for overnight oats. I haven’t tried them; maybe I’ll give those a go soon, too!

      Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  22. Yum that sounds (and looks) good ! :)

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  23. Never thought to eat quinoa for breakfast!

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  24. I’m starting to get into a healthy routine so I’ll be looking forward to more posts like these! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  25. Amy wrote:

    yummy

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  26. elkee wrote:

    Yes! As a Quinoa addict I fully support this recipe. I eat quinoa for breakfast, lunch dinner. Quinoa and Kale are the loves of my life! I cant wait to try it.

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
    • I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy raw kale! Let me know what you think when you try it.

      Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  27. Yummy! I’m trying this recipe. Getting bored of oatmeal.

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
    • I burned myself out on oatmeal a few years ago. After eating it every morning for almost six months, I can’t even look at it now ;) I think you’ll like this as an alternative!

      Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  28. Alexandra wrote:

    Sounds great! I do something similar with steel cut oats.. I’m going to have to try this!

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  29. hmfjewels wrote:

    That looks delicious!

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  30. canberly wrote:

    Looks really good! Do you prep in advance?

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    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
    • I do! I make the quinoa ahead of time and store it in Ziplock containers I can grab-and-go.

      Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  31. Looks so delicious! I just made cookies using only rolled oats, bananas, walnuts and cinammon; completely guilt free snacking!!

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    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
    • That sounds awesome! I’m on the hunt for healthy snacks to satisfy my sweet tooth. I’ll have to give those cookies a try!

      Posted 1.29.14 Reply
      • Yeh they are amazing. Just make sure the bananas are ripe and bake in the oven for 15 minutes! Enjoy xx

        Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  32. L’ha ribloggato su Raguthi.

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  33. yummy ! strawberries in winter though are a bitter illusion =)

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply
  34. Annie wrote:

    Sounds good, I’ll have to try! :)

    Posted 1.29.14 Reply