Last year I discovered how delicious raw sauerkraut is in eggs. This combo sounds so strange but actually works perfectly together as the salt from the sauerkraut is just what eggs need.
Since discovering this tasty combo, I've experimented with adding other gut healing ingredients to the mix. Really, the options are endless, but today I'm sharing one of my favorite new breakfast bowl combos- the Quinoa and Eggs Gut Health Breakfast Bowl!
This bowl has so much gut goodness in it that including it a couple of times a week for breakfast will make your gut very happy.
Quinoa- Quinoa is an incredible seed that we think of and use as a grain, but it's packed with protein and has a nice dose of fiber.
Greens- You know that greens are one of the healthiest things you can eat, supporting your body with everything from detoxification to minimizing inflammation, adding a nice healthy boost in this recipe.
Sesame Seeds- Topping this dish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds boosts the fiber content even more and supports bone health with a plant based dose of calcium.
Sauerkraut- The fermented food I recommend eating as often as possible to get in your probiotics and enjoy a bit more fiber.
I hope you enjoy this breakfast bowl as much as I do and that it becomes a new go-to breakfast option for you!
Quinoa and Eggs Gut Health Bowl Recipe
Makes 4 bowls, takes about 15 minutes
1 cup rinsed quinoa
1 1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons avocado oil
1 cup spinach or other green you enjoy, finely chopped
1/4 cup goat cheese or cheese of choice
1/2 cup raw sauerkraut
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste
Add quinoa and water to a medium pot with lid. Bring to a boil on high heat, then turn down to low and simmer, undisturbed for 9 minutes. Don't take the lid off. Turn the stove off at 9 minutes and let sit for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat avocado oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Whisk eggs in a large bowl and stir in chopped spinach and cheese. Add the egg mixture to the hot pan and cook, stirring continually until your eggs are cooked to your liking and remove from heat.
Portion out the sauerkraut into each bowl. Top with quinoa, eggs, and sesame seeds, stirring so the sauerkraut warms up. Add salt and pepper as needed and enjoy!
Naturally gluten free and vegetarian.
Meal Prep: This can be prepped. Just follow the recipe, combining all of the ingredients together other than the sauerkraut. When you want to have it on day two, warm up the quinoa and egg mixture and then add the sauerkraut. You don't want to heat the sauerkraut or it will kill the beneficial bacteria. Should keep in the fridge for a couple of days. Or you could make the quinoa for the week and then follow the recipe from step 2 on every morning.