Warm & Nourishing Breakfast Bowl




A simple savoury breakfast bowl is a great way to start your day.  Filled with vibrant greens, protein and healthy fats, this nourishing bowl will keep you feeling energised and satisfied all morning.  It's also a great lunchtime option for your meal prep routine! Add a slice of wholegrain bread to your bowl for a slower release of energy throughout the day. 



Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves 4

1 cup plain unsweetened Greek yoghurt
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-4 poached eggs
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa (aim for 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, per person)
2 cups spinach leaves, washed and drained
1 avocado, sliced
100g goats cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup sun-dried tomato wholegrain mustard
Sesame seeds and fresh dill, to serve
Sea salt and cracked black pepper, to season

Wash uncooked quinoa under cold water.   
Combine 3/4 cup washed quinoa with 1 + 1/4 cups of water and place in a small saucepan. 
Add a very small pinch of salt and bring to the boil. 
Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. 
Simmer quinoa for 15 minutes over low heat or until all the water is absorbed. 
Once absorbed, turn off the heat and rest quinoa for 10 minutes.  Fluff up with a fork before serving.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the Greek yoghurt, dill, parsley and garlic.  Season with a pinch of sea salt and pepper.  Stir until combined and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
With 15 minutes of the quinoa to go, in a separate medium saucepan, fill with 3/4 water. 
Bring water to the boil. 
Reduce heat to low and poach 2-4 eggs.  You may need to do 2 at a time.
Divide the quinoa among 4 bowls and add a large spoonful of the yoghurt mixture on top. 
Then add the spinach leaves and avocado.  Add 1-2 eggs per bowl and garnish with the mustard, fresh herbs, sesame seeds, lemon zest and goats cheese.


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Georgia Houston is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who believes in cutting through the dieting BS and teaching others how to fill up on delicious and nourishing foods in order to make peace with the plate. Read more on her website here, or follow her on Instagram.