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Quick and Healthy Comfort Food

The other night I found myself hungry and wanting to go out and buy dinner. I also wanted to eat something healthy and knew that anything I bought would not be as good as something I made. I took a look in my fridge and decided on something that could be made in 15 minutes. The following recipe is for two servings.
Egg meal

Ingredients:
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
2-3 carrots
2 medium-sized zucchini
1 cup crimini mushrooms
2 eggs
1-2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt, pepper, and any other seasoning you like

I took out my package of tri-colored quinoa and put one cup of water and 1/2 cup of quinoa in a saucepan. Once it started boiling I covered the pan and set a timer for 10 minutes and lowered the heat to a simmer.
quinoa

While the quinoa cooked I put a pan to heat at medium, peeled the carrots and then cut all the veggies in large pieces. I then tossed all the veggies in a bowl with some EVOO, salt and pepper, and threw them all in the pan. I let the veggies cook for the same time as the quinoa, stirring occasionally until they were just fork tender – I like my veggies with a bit of crunch .
veggies

Once the timer went off, I checked the quinoa to make sure all the water had cooked off and then turned the heat off. I split the cooked quinoa into two bowls, added the veggies, and then put the pan back on the medium heat to cook two eggs over-medium.

Once the eggs finished cooking to my liking, I slid the cooked egg over the quinoa and veggies, added a bit of salt and pepper and VOILA! Enjoy 🙂

Breakfast for Dinner

Some nights you just don’t feel like cooking. You need something fast and healthy  STAT. So my solution? A little breakfast for dinner. For this dish I used what was in my fridge for veggies (zucchini and orange peppers) but you can always use what you have – broccoli, peppers, sprouts, kale, etc. And for those that just can’t live without meat – you can always add a small amount of steak, bacon, or sausage.

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