How to: Quinoa Veggie Scramble

I eat breakfast everyday. It’s really a nonnegotiable at this point.

I’m actually one of those weirdos who wakes up hungry. (I may have an actual problem.)

But the point is, breakfast — it happens.

My problem is that I usually end up in these ruts of eating the exact same thing every day for months. A protein smoothie. An egg sandwich. A bowl of Kashi or Special K Protein cereal.

It’s a bit uninspiring.

So when I manage to whip up something even remotely creative, I like to share with you guys. Plus, it’s been a while since we had a Kitchen Adventure, right?

My latest creation? A Quinoa Veggie Scramble.

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The “quinoa veggie” part was actually leftovers from one of my favorite dinners to make. Here’s how to make the Quinoa Veggie Stir-Fry:

Ingredients:
3 bell peppers (I usually pick a mix of red, yellow, and orange), chopped
1 large white onion, chopped
2 heads of broccoli, chopped
Garlic salt
Paprika
Salt and pepper
2-4 T olive oil
3-4 cups cooked quinoa (prepare according to package directions)

1. Heat 2 T of olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add chopped peppers and sauté for 1 minute.
2. Add chopped onion, broccoli, and 8-10 shakes of garlic powder and paprika each. Saute for 1 min, stirring regularly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. I like to put a lid on the pan for 3-5 minutes to let the steam cook the broccoli a little quicker.
4. When peppers and onions are cooked through, combine veggie mixture with quinoa. You’re done!

I personally love adding a bit of feta and some buffalo hot sauce to this mixture before eating. But you can skip that step if you’re making the scramble.

All you have to do to turn the above into breakfast is put about a cup of the veggie mixture and half a cup of quinoa in a microwave-safe bowl and add an egg. Mix it together and microwave for one minute. Mix again, and then microwave for 1-2 additional minutes. The bowl will be hot when you go to take it out, so be cautious.

I put my scramble in a tupperware hot and took it to work. By the time I got there, it was the perfect eating temperature. (It probably helped that it’s blazing hot outside so it couldn’t really cool down.)

And that’s it!

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What are some of your favorite quick breakfast recipes?