Quick Veggies and Quinoa

Satisfying Gluten free, Dairy free, easy dish for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!

Especially during the cooler seasons when I desire and need warm, nourishing foods, I keep a container of cooked quinoa in the fridge for this simple meal preparation.

You can make it with all kinds of veggies. It’s a great quick meal for kids and vegan too!

Adding mushrooms give it a meaty flavor and texture without the meat (of course!).

Quick Veggies and Quinoa

Free of Dairy, Gluten, Nuts, Corn, Eggs (opt.), Soy

Servings

1 medium to large serving

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cook time

10 minutes

Ingredients

*Use all organic and/or farm-raised ingredients.

1/2 cup of quinoa, cooked, cooked in chicken broth and/or with a bit of salt tastes best

1/2 to 1 cup vegetables chopped to sauté (spinach, onions, garlic, garlic scapes, onions, ramps, zucchini- or your favorites) olive oil to coat pan

1-2 eggs

Directions

  • ***Cook a couple of servings of the quinoa in the morning. This will take about 20-30 minutes and can gently simmer while one is getting ready. If quinoa was prepared the night before, warm a serving gently for this dish.
  • Sauté vegetables on medium-low from firmest to lightest (ex. spinach) until slightly crisp or soft.
  • While veggies are sautéing, warm pan to cook egg(s).
  • When veggies are nearly done, cook 1-2 eggs to liking.
  • On a plate, spread out the warmed quinoa in the shape of a pancake, layer on the cooked veggies and top it off with the egg(s).
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

I find the egg yolk to be a very nice type of sauce for the whole meal. Contrary to dogmatic belief, the yolk is a very nutritious and healthy part of the egg.

Body-type and Wellness Insights

This dish allows each Type to make adjustments to their liking.

Earth-types can add more veggies and may even decide to not have eggs. Of all the types, Earth-types are the most likely to skip breakfast as their system does not quite feel ready to digest. Listen to your body. Keep it light.

Fire-types, is this is a great breakfast meal for you! Get healthy fats and protein in the eggs which will also help keep you going with good energy.

Air and Water-types, keep it moderate even if you’re very hungry. Good, thorough digestion is most important for you. This is a great one for you too!

Learn more about Body-typing in the book,

You-niversal Self-care: Improved Health Through Self-Understanding. 

The foods, exercises and habits that help each Body-type feel more balanced and well.