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Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl

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Are you looking for breakfast ideas? Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl is quick, easy to make, and a healthy breakfast we tried recently. With back to school in sight, we have a few breakfast ideas to share with you, including this breakfast bowl. Honestly, I think you are going to love this new recipe we tried. You can have it with hot sauce like we did or omit it. Do you like to spice up your recipes?

It’s recipes like this that will make it easy so you don’t skip breakfast. Sit down, and connect at the table before heading off to work and back to school

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Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl

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Are you in a hurry in the mornings? Do you like easy breakfasts? How about healthy recipes? This and these breakfast recipes tick all the boxes to add to your healthy meal plans. 

  • If you are in a hurry on a weekday morning, substitute hard-boiled eggs that have been made in advance. *a tip taken straight from the recipe
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For a quicker breakfast make your quiona in advance. See breakfast bowl recipe at DearCreatives.com

Did you know that cooked quinoa stores well in the freezer? I didn’t know that until I grabbed the tips from the recipe. You can make a big batch and freeze in Ziploc® bags. Add a few teaspoons of water and warm in the microwave. Or, let the frozen quinoa defrost in the refrigerator for a day. 

Diced avocados for a healthy breakfast recipe. DearCreatives.com

I made the quinoa fresh for my recipe, it takes about 15 minutes. Then I portioned it in my bowl. While the quinoa was cooking I chopped my veggies. Since the recipe only calls for half the avocado A handy, eco-friendly avocado food saver to keep the other half fresh. Have you ever used them? 

Eggs cooking in a non stick skillet for Southwest Quinoa and Eggs Breakfast Bowl DearCreatives.com

Then I cooked the eggs. For this recipe you can make them sunny-side-up, or however you like your eggs. We picked over medium, done in about 4 minutes. What’s your favorite way to cook eggs? 

Tomatoes, corn, cilantro on top of quinoa for a Southwest breakfast recipe Dearcreatives.com

Next, we started adding the vegetables, tomatoes, corn, green onions, and cilantro right on top of the quinoa that we portioned onto the plate. 

Quiona, corn, tomatoes, avocados, green onion, cilantro, topped with an egg for a breakfast bowl. DearCreatives.com

And topped the cooked egg right over the ingredients. 

Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl DearCreatives.com

Finished with the optional hot sauce. The thing I love about Southwest cooking is the meals are so flavorful.

Southwest quinoa egg breakfast bowl with a fork in food, ready to eat the breakfast bowl. DearCreatives.com

Every bite was so good! We added mild hot sauce to our breakfast bowl. Would you? Do you like hot, medium, or mild sauces? I’ll be the first to admit that breakfast time is the hardest time to connect at the table for us during the school year. We have night owls in the family. Sammie is always studying late, and that is when I write or edit photos. Can you relate?

  • We are pledging to connect more at the table, especially in the mornings. What is the meal that you struggle most to sit down with as a family?

National Family Meals Month

Did you know that research shows that family meals can greatly benefit the health and well-being of our children? 

Family Meal Pledge

  • Eggland’s Best and the American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good™ movement are calling on families to take the Family Meals Pledge and commit to spending an additional “dozen” minutes together around the table. 

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  • I think you’ll love this Southwest Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl I love that today’s recipe is heart-healthy. It’s packed with nutrition, easy to make, and so yummy! 
Yield: 4

Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl

Southwest quinoa egg breakfast bowl with a fork in food, ready to eat the breakfast bowl. DearCreatives.com

An easy, flavorful way to start the day is by making this Southwest Egg Breakfast! Breakfast Bowl that is packed with protein, healthy, flavorful, and an easy-to-make breakfast idea. See how to cook the Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl...

You can make the quinoa in advance! This shortens the recipe time and is great if you are in a hurry.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1/4 cup raw quinoa
  • 1/2 avocado pitted and diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup no-salt added frozen corn thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro optional
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • hot sauce optional


  1. Cook quinoa according to the package directions. Remove from heat and let sit.
  2. Prepare the remaining ingredients: pit and dice the avocado half; chop the tomatoes; rinse the canned corn; chop the scallions, and chop the cilantro.
  3. Divide quinoa between 4 bowls. Arrange the avocado, tomatoes, corn, scallions, and (optional) cilantro between each bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat.
  5. Crack each egg into the skillet and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with a lid and cook until egg whites are set but the yolk is still runny about 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Use a spatula to carefully transfer each sunny-side-up egg into each bowl.
  8. Garnish with hot sauce and serve.


Original Recipe used with permission is Copyright © 2018 American Heart Association, Healthy For GoodTM, heart.org/healthyforgood

Go here for all the tips that come with the recipe, and more great recipes for your family meals. https://recipes.heart.org/recipes/2008/southwestern-quinoa-and-egg-breakfast-bowlMy

I made my quinoa the same day, it only takes 15 minutes. I set the quinoa to the side while prepping the vegetables. It only took 5 minutes to prep veggies. I decided to make our eggs over medium, 4-5 min.

Adapted from Southwestern Quinoa Egg and Breakfast Bowl.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 181Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 186mgSodium 28438mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 9g

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