What is quinoa?
Quinoa is like a grain but actually is a seed and 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.
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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. Basically, we are talking about healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
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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 have enjoyed your quinoa breakfast bowl then more information about quinoa can be found here. 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.
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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.
Fry a sunny side–up egg.
Transfer the quinoa to a bowl, then top with the egg.
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