So…..what do you do you with leftover quinoa? You make a pizza, obviously! Well, maybe not so obvious.. but it's a darn good idea
Making breakfast pizza, with our friendly super food, Mr. Quinoa, and his fine friends egg whites, spinach, flax seeds, and almond cheese creates a well balance, substantial and satisfying first meal of the day. There are a a lot of terrific benefits from consuming most of your calories from breakfast, followed by a moderate lunch, a snack, and small light dinner. First, you have a much better chance of burning those calories throughout the day. Secondly, a big breakfast wakes you up and revs up your metabolism. And third, over time, creating this pattern of consuming more calories early in the day might help lead to sleeping better and keeping off those extra pounds!
And let's talk about quinoa a little more... while it looks and cooks like a grain quinoa is technically a seed. AND it happens to be a grain-like seed that's loaded with protein. In fact, it’s actually one of the few plants that is considered a complete protein. That means it has all of the essential amino acids that a human body needs. On top of its protein goodness, quinoa has a ton of fiber. Fiber-rich diets have benefits that include: lowering cholesterol, helping to control blood sugars, and helping in reaching or maintaining a healthy weight. As an extra bonus, quinoa also happens to be gluten-free!
Yay! Everyone wins with quinoa! And with pizza! This quinoa breakfast pizza is the best way to have a happy cooking, happy tummy, happy day ahead!
QUINOA BREAKFAST PIZZA
- olive oil spray
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup liquid egg whites (about 6 egg whites)
- 5 sprays Bragg's liquid amino acids
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach
- 1 tablespoon flax seed
- 1/4 cup shredded almond cheese (or your preferred non-dairy cheese)
- pinch of black pepper
- fresh basil leaves
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Spray a medium sized non-stick pan with olive oil spray on medium heat. Using a spatula, press the quinoa into the pan in an even layer and let it cook for 1 minutes. Spray the quinoa with liquid amino acids, and add the chopped spinach evenly over the quinoa. Next, sprinkle the spinach with flax. Pour egg whites into the pan, and top with pepper and the shredded almond cheese. Place the pan in the oven for 15 minutes or until the eggs have completely set!
Garnish with basil leaves and Sriracha if you like things spicy and enjoy!