Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl With Egg (Dairy & Gluten-Free, Healthy)
Healthy, easy to make, and topped with a creamy sesame dressing. This savory quinoa breakfast bowl makes a delicious brunch or even lunch. Made with bok choy and avocado this healthy breakfast recipe is the perfect way to kick off your day!
Indulge in a savory breakfast but without the time commitment! This quinoa and egg breakfast bowl whip up in just fifteen minutes.
This breakfast recipe makes the perfect kick-off to your day because:
- It has a healthy balance of macronutrients
- Topped with a savory, creamy, dressing
- Comes together quickly
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Ingredients In The Bowl
A breakfast that will leave you full and fueled. This healthy bowl is perfectly balanced to start off your day.
Eggs: a great source of nutrients and protein
Avocado: waking your body up with healthy fats
Quinoa: complex carbohydrates and loaded with plant-based protein
Bok choy: giving you a nutrient boost of a low-oxalate vegetable early n the day
All topped with a creamy sesame dressing that can be made ahead of time and used on a salad or stir fry.
Are Breakfast Bowls Good For You?
Of course, this all depends on how they're made!
When starting off the day your body is looking for nutrients and most specifically: protein. This is what will fuel up your system as well as keep you full until your next meal.
This quinoa breakfast bowl has both eggs for protein. Likewise, plant-based protein from the avocado and quinoa.
Breakfast bowls, when made correctly as a great way to end a fast and kick off your day. However, don’t limit them! They also make a tasty brunch or lunch.
Is Quinoa Better Than Oatmeal?
It’s rare you’ll see an oatmeal bowl with over-easy eggs but it could be done I suppose.
Both quinoa and oatmeal come with their own set of nutrient profiles and can be part of a healthy breakfast.
Quinoa, however, is a bit denser in the protein department as it’s a complete protein (contains all nine essential amino acids). Learn more about the benefits of quinoa and why you may want to include it n your diet.
Thus, while it’s not better or worse than oatmeal (it’s still a carbohydrate), it does have some great attributes.
Really, it just depends on what you’re looking for in your breakfast.
How To Cook The Eggs
Cooking the eggs for this breakfast bowl is a personal preference and can be done in a variety of ways.
Over-easy eggs make it so some of the egg yolks will mix in with the quinoa giving it a comforting texture. However, hard-boiled eggs work just as well.
If you’re in a time pinch, hard-boiled eggs may work best as you can cook everything ahead of time and simply reheat and top with the already cooked eggs.
However, cook your eggs according to how you like them.
The dressing for the quinoa breakfast bowl is made from creamy tahini sauce mixed with sunflower seeds, garlic, and sesame oil.
This gives a savory taste to the bowl.
Plus, you can use the dressing for other recipes as well. It tastes delicious on:
- Everyday salad
- Stir fry
- Buddha bowls
One thing to note is that the nutrition breakdown does not include the dressing—just the bowl. This is because the recipe makes a full batch of dressing (1 cup) and you only need a few tablespoons for the bowls.
While this quinoa breakfast bowl with egg is perfectly topped already with sesame dressing and avocado, you may want to add more.
It also tastes delicious with:
- Roasted vegetables
- Fermented vegetables (like carrots)
Don’t limit this recipe to just what's listed. Feel free to mix and match a bit and create a slightly new bowl each time!
FAQ’s & Tips
To make this breakfast bowl a 15-minute meal, simply have the quinoa cooked ahead of time. This way, you just need to re-heat it.
Adjust the texture of the dressing to your preference. With the recipe listed, the dressing is very thick. Add more water of you prefer it to be thinner.
Ingredients In The Bowl
- ¾ cup quinoa, uncooked
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 baby bok choy, ends sliced off
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 4 eggs
- Oil for cooking
Ingredients In The Dressing
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Other Tasty Quinoa Recipes
This savory breakfast bowl makes the perfect addition to your table. Loaded with protein, nutrients, and flavor it’ll become a staple in no time.
Use the breakfast bowl to kick off your morning or as an indulgent brunch recipe. It pairs well with coffee, a side of fruit, and the last Sunday morning.