Monday, August 14, 2017

Quinoa and Sausage Breakfast Bowl


Savory and spicy Quinoa and Sausage Breakfast Bowl is a fun and filling way to get some extra protein at breakfast time.
As much as my kids love pancakes for breakfast, they also really love a savory breakfast.  I am a savory breakfast person so this is my go to way of eating in the morning.  I also like to try and start the day with something that will keep me full until lunch time so that's why this quinoa breakfast bowl is so great.  It's full of healthy grains, protein and veggies. 

In our house, school day mornings are always a mad rush to get everyone dressed and fed before heading out the door for school.  I need a breakfast that takes no time to make since I'm busy packing lunches for the kids.  This dish can be made the night before (or days before) and I don't have to think about it in the morning madness.  The kids can simply heat up a bowl full and all I do is fry a quick egg to top it off.  It's an easy meal to get the day off to a good start.

3-4 cups cooked quinoa (See my instructions on how to cook quinoa perfectly here)
1 pound sausage (I used links her cut into small bite size pieces)
1 medium onion chopped small
1 large carrot peeled and cut into small dice
1 red or green bell pepper chopped small (or you can use sweet peppers)
1 medium zucchini cut into a small dice
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp granulated garlic
red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
1-2 Tbs soy sauce

1.  Cook quinoa (follow directions here)

2.  Cut sausage and brown well on medium high heat in 1-2 Tbs canola oil. If the sausage you use has a lot of excess oil, drain and keep only 2 Tbs in the pan.  

3.  Add cut onion, carrots, peppers and zucchini to browned sausages and saute until softened. 

4.  Season with thyme, granulated garlic, red pepper flakes.  

5.  Add cooked quinoa to pan and toss well with sausage and veggies.  Season with soy sauce to taste.  

6.  Cook eggs (any style: fried, boiled, scrambled or poached) to top each bowl full of the quinoa and sausage. 

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