In this post I’m going to give you a scrumptious quinoa breakfast recipe.
But, first of all, what is quinoa?
Quinoa is actually a seed, not a grain, that is a part of the spinach and chard family.
It’s also gluten free and a great food choice for people who suffer from food allergies.
The carbs in quinoa are low-glycemic, which also makes it a great food for those who suffer from Diabetes.
Quinoa is a plant based food that is considered a complete protein.
It contains 220 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein per cup,
Two words: Super Food!
So, after trying it for the first time and seeing how healthy is is for you, I am now officially on a quinoa kick!
Recently I tried a spring herb quinoa patty recipe that was absolutely amazing.
With a hug bowl of cooked quinoa leftover, I decided to search for more quinoa recipes.
Quinoa Breakfast Scramble WW SmartPoints
Please note that I calculated the points based on the fact that I prefer larger servings.
However, I’ve heard from fellow Weight Watchers members that 1/2 of this recipe is plenty as 1 serving.
Therefore, this recipe is 3.5 SmartPoints per serving.
I found this particular Quinoa Breakfast Scramble recipe on a site called Fine Cooks, which isn’t available online anymore. Bummer!
Because I didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand from the Fine Cooks recipe, such as feta cheese and basil, I tweaked the recipe somewhat.
In addition, I used eggs brought to us by my sister-in-law, who lives in Cape Cod and whose husband raises chickens.
Can’t get any better or fresher than that!
Quinoa Breakfast Scramble Recipe
Quinoa Breakfast Scramble Recipe – 3.5 WW SmartPoints
- - 1 cup cooked quinoa I used red quinoa, but you can also use white or black quinoa
- - 3 eggs
- - 2 t. half & half
- - 1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro
- - 1/4 c. chopped tomato
- - 1/4 c. sliced spring onions
- - salt & pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and the half and half together.
- In a skillet over low/medium heat, add the eggs and begin to scramble as they cook.
- Add the other ingredients.
- Continue to gently scramble until eggs are cooked through and ingredients are mixed together.
Tips for Making This Recipe
So, it isn’t the prettiest dish in the world!
In addition, when I make this again, I will probably use white quinoa (Amazon) so that it blends in with the color of the eggs.
Also, because I used small eggs I felt like the egg-to-quinoa ratio wasn’t exactly how I would have preferred.
So, next time I will use larger eggs or more than 3.
But oh my goodness, this is one tasty breakfast and also very satisfying!
If I had the feta cheese on hand, I would have added that too.
I didn’t add the cinnamon, allspice or butter because I didn’t think the recipe needed these ingredients.
So, if you’ve never tried quinoa, you really need to!
It’s healthy, tasty, and very satisfying.
Yesterday I added cooked quinoa to my Cowboy Caviar recipe that I had made over the weekend.
It really tasted to good in the recipe!
Who knows, maybe I’ll start making quinoa cakes, smoothies, and whatever else I can do with it!
That’s how much I love this stuff!
I would love to add more tried and true quinoa recipes to my arsenal.
So if you know of any, please let us know in the comments!
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