Eggland’s Best sponsored this post-Easy Family Meals: Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl. All thoughts and reviews are my own. #EBEggs
As the kids have gotten older, finding time for a family meal has become harder and harder. When they were little, things were more regimented and since they went to bed earlier, it was easy to serve dinner as a family. Now we are lucky to find one evening that we can sit and eat together. This school year we plan on taking the Family Meals Pledge and try to schedule more sit down meals with the five of us. I hope you will join us with this easy family meals recipe too. Full disclosure: My husband and son initially put their noses up at this dish, but then gobbled it up.
Easy Family Meals
Information about the Family Meals Pledge
Research shows that family meals can greatly benefit the health and wellbeing of our children. Together, Eggland’s Best (EB) and the American Heart Association have teamed up to help educate families on the importance of spending time together and eating healthy and nutritious meals.
In honor of National Family Meals Month™ in September, Eggland’s Best and the American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good™ movement are calling on families across America to take the Family Meals Pledge and commit to spending an additional “dozen” minutes around the table while enjoying nutritious meals together.
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Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl
If dinner is an impossible meal to gather, consider breakfast and making this Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl that can easily be prepped ahead of time and just assembled when ready. (wait to cut the avocados until you are ready to serve)
We have been using Eggland’s Best Eggs for years and can typically find a carton or two in our fridge. More awesome Egglands Best Recipes include Old Fashioned Ice Cream Roll Recipe and Egg Sausage Casserole Bake
Getting your family fed could not be easier. You can prep almost everything the night before and just cover it in the fridge. The Quinoa does not have to be hot. Then you can assemble the bowls while making your eggs.
The final ingredient is the egg which can be poached, over easy, hard boiled and sliced or sunny side up. It is up to you. This dish was a refreshing and filling breakfast that we know is heart healthy too.
Information about Eggland’s Best (EB) Eggs:
Eggland’s Best (EB) is the #1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of vitamins D, B12, E, B5 and riboflavin. EB eggs have six times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, 10 times more vitamin E and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs. Independent testing has also confirmed that Eggland’s Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
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Easy Family Meals : Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast filled with fresh vegetables and high protein grain Quinoa is easy to prep and feed a family. Make your eggs poached, over easy or straight up for a tasty breakfast.
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1/2 avocado pitted and diced
- 2 medium tomatoes chopped (about 2 cups)
- 1 cup no-salt-added frozen corn (thawed)
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup cilantro optional
- 4 eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- hot sauce optional
cook quinoa according to the package directions. Remove from heat and let sit.
Prepare the remaining ingredients: pit and dice the avocado half; chop the tomatoes; rinse the canned corn; chop the scallions, and chop the cilantro.
Divide quinoa between 4 bowls. Arrange the avocado, tomatoes, corn, scallions, and (optional) cilantro between each bowl.
Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat. Crack each egg into the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and cook until egg whites are set but yolk is still runny, about 3 to 4 minutes. Use a spatula to carefully transfer each sunny-side-up egg into each bowl. Garnish with hot sauce and serve.
I enjoyed breaking up the yolk and eating it as a mash too. The sriracha sauce was a great touch too. These would be perfect for meals for overnight guests.
Pin this easy weeknight family meals idea.