Vegetarian Protein Packed Breakfast Bowl
Start your day off with a nutritious and delicious vegetarian protein packed breakfast bowl! This easy-to-make meal is full of flavor and good-for-you ingredients that will give you the energy you need to get through your day. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you feeling full and satisfied. You can customize this breakfast bowl to fit your own taste preferences by adding your favorite vegetables, herbs, spices, and more. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply a fan of plant-based meals, this breakfast bowl is sure to be a hit.
- 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup cooked black beans
- 1/4 cup cooked or canned chickpeas
- 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup diced bell peppers
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 1/4 cup diced mushrooms
- 1/4 cup diced zucchini
- 1/4 cup diced kale or spinach
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional garnishes: chopped fresh herbs, avocado, shredded cheese, crumbled tofu, or your favorite hot sauce
Begin by rinsing the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, add the rinsed quinoa and reduce to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, and zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are softened. Add the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Add the diced tomatoes, cooked beans, and cooked quinoa to the pan. Stir to combine and cook for another 5 minutes. Finally, add the kale or spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes until the greens are wilted. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Divide the vegetarian protein packed breakfast bowl into individual bowls, garnish with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!