Are you looking for new breakfast ideas? This Quinoa breakfast bowl recipe is from fellow blogger Rebecca and sounds amazing so I wanted to share it with you.

What is quinoa?

Quinoa is like a grain but actually is a seed and is pronounced keen-wah. It is used in a similar way to couscous.

Quinoa is high in protein and as such keeps you feeling fuller for longer which is great if you are trying to lose weight. It is usually used in main meals but can also be used for breakfast or in sweet desserts. This quinoa breakfast bowl is delicious.

Quinoa is cheap and great for budget meals. It can be found in the same area of supermarkets as couscous and dried pulses. Read more about quinoa.

Cooked Quinoa
Cooked quinoa

Budget shopping tips

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible to everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard-to-find ingredients.

I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?

Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too! Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money. Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.

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Etsy for weight loss

If you are like me and like buying fun new items to motivate your weight loss, then here are my favourites. Etsy is great for items for the kitchen and weight loss goodies. I could spend hours browsing there.

There are so many great food diaries too so you can record your meal plans and track your weight loss to keep a record of the good and bad weeks. Click the photos to have a look for yourself.

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Why you need vegetables to lose weight

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density.

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

Rebecca – veggie quinoa breakfast bowl recipe creator

Rebecca is the owner of the blog Imperfect Mummy. Here where you will find only realistic parenting advice along with reviews, parenting tips, tricks and family recipes.

Rebecca is just about managing as a stay-at-home Mum to 3 boys and after living in Australia for 14 years now calls England home again. Rebecca also shared this quinoa burger recipe.

More recipes you may enjoy

If you are a fan of quinoa why not try my Tex-Mex quinoa recipe or my quinoa and black bean burgers?

Other recipes I would recommend are stuffed peppers and roasted plum salad.

If you are vegetarian or want to eat more vegetarian or plant-based meals I have a full list of vegetarian and vegan recipes.

Which meal do you struggle with ideas for on your weight loss plan? I have lists of breakfast ideas and lunch ideas if that helps you.

Plum quinoa salad
Roasted plum quinoa salad

I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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Quinoa breakfast bowl

Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Portion 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Hob
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Quinoa breakfast bowl for an easy breakfast for one



1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 cup of water

Broccoli, cut into florets

Mushrooms, sliced

Cheddar cheese, grated

Salt & pepper, to taste

1 egg


Heat a little bit of olive oil in a pan over medium-high. Add broccoli and mushrooms, and stir-fry until cooked (around 5 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside. 

Combine milk, water, and quinoa in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring regularly, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

Add vegetables, cheese and salt & pepper to the pot of quinoa and stir to combine. Cover and set aside. 

Fry a sunny side–up egg. 

Transfer the quinoa to a bowl, then top with the egg.

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