Laura Hanley

Gluten-Free Veggie & Egg Quinoa Bowl

by Laura Hanley on April 1st, 2014


Gluten Free Veggie and Egg Quinoa Bowl

In my search for healthier food options that don’t make me feel like I’m missing out on flavor, plus my goal of following Lent to a certain extent this year (a.k.a. not eating meat on Friday), I ended up with this delicious recipe. It’s inspired by The Happy Healthy Hippie and is pretty darn easy, which is always a plus.

So here’s the deal, you can throw a lot of different veggies in this gluten-free recipe and still come out on top, but I just used what is in my fridge/freezer. So take a look at what I have going on here and think about how you could either make the same gluten-free quinoa bowl, or modify the recipe to your liking.

Ingredients:                                                                              

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (I cook mine ahead of time in large batches)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 – 1 ½ cup peppers & onions (I used frozen)
  • ½ tsp. minced garlic
  • Kale (handful)
  • Spinach (handful)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

Instructions:

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and start throwing your veggies on. I put my frozen peppers and onions in first on medium so they could heat up a little.

Add the kale, spinach, and minced garlic. Let cook.

Gluten Free Veggie Bowl

In a smaller pan, cook your two eggs. I did sunny-side up, but scrambled would work too. It’s up to your taste buds!

While the veggies and eggs cook, reheat your quinoa. As I mentioned, I precook quinoa and then use as necessary, so I measured out 1 cup and reheated in the microwave.

Gluten Free Veggies

Add quinoa to the veggies and let all of the goodness blend together.

Quinoa and Veggies

Quinoa and Veggies Mixed

Add your eggs on top and take a picture to share on Instagram, because you should probably brag about how tasty and healthy this meal is. If you do brag, please mention me @GFreeLaura and tag #gfreelove!

Gluten Free Veggie and Egg Quinoa Bowl

Plop the gluten-free veggie and egg quinoa mixture into a bowl and enjoy!

Veggie Quinoa Bowl

I ate every last bite of my gluten-free bowl and can’t wait to make modifications to this recipe as I stock my fridge with different ingredients. Having a meatless dinner didn’t bother me at all. I advise anyone searching for gluten-free Lent recipes to test this baby out, you won’t be sorry!

G-Free Laura

What’s your favorite version of this recipe? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Author Information: Laura HanleyLaura Hanley, known as G-Free Laura, has been gluten-free since 2009. She reviews gluten-free products, restaurants, posts simple recipes, and writes about gluten-free experiences onwww.gfreelaura.com. Laura also blogs for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. You can follow Laura’s young, wild, and [gluten] free updates by finding her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Google+.


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