Greek yogurt and quinoa breakfast bowls are a simple and delicious way to eat a healthy breakfast that is high in protein.
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Does anyone else like a ‘non-traditional’ breakfast once in a while?
Sometimes random foods just sound good for breakfast and you need to nip that craving in the bud (totally had to Google that phrase to make sure I said it right). Ya know, like that leftover pizza in the fridge. That might actually be the only totally ‘random’ thing I’ve had for breakfast, even though I’m 99% sure I am not alone in that category. I did have chicken noodle soup for breakfast a couple times when I was first pregnant, which is super random. But it was also the only thing I could eat until I discovered I could eat bagels. Life changing moment right there!!
Quinoa for breakfast seemed completely random to me at first. I know Kyle isn’t a big fan of quinoa in the morning, so I only ever made it for myself in this veggie quinoa breakfast skillet. And THEN I put it in a yogurt bowl—and was even more amazed. And got even weirder looks from the hubs. But let’s be honest, I get those on a fairly regular basis because I am kinda weird after all.
He might love that I admitted that. 🙂
So anyway, Greek yogurt and quinoa breakfast bowls are pretty legit. They’re a great way to get a good dose of protein for breakfast (27 g!!) if you can’t or don’t want to eat eggs in the morning. And if you’re also skipping protein powder in a shake. Basically it’s one of many ways you can get protein for breakfast, but it tastes AMAZING and you can top it with whatever the heck you want….like melty peanut butter, bananas, chocolate chips and chia seeds. YUM!
These are super easy to throw together if you include quinoa in your food prep routine. Cooking quinoa is insanely easy to do, and only takes about 20 minutes total—15 of which you don’t even need to pay attention to it! Plus, prepping quinoa ahead of time makes it easy to throw in your lunches and dinners, too.
Short on time in the mornings? Toss it together in a mason jar and eat once you get to work!
Greek Yogurt and Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
- 3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and eat!
Serving Size 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Sodium 103 mg
Total Carbohydrates 49 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 19 g
Protein 27 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.