Skinny Broccoli, Egg, and Cheese Bites

Skinny Broccoli, Egg, and Cheese Bites

I know we all have very busy schedules and limited time for cooking. It seem this lack of time has led to bad food choices just because we reach for the quick fix. I created this recipe for those of you whom love breakfast food and have limited time. My suggestion is to make these yummy little omelet bites on a Sunday night, and you will be covered for breakfast and/or snacks for at least 3 days! Remember, it is all about preparation, whether it be making these or any other low glycemic recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook 1 1/2 cups of quinoa. If you are not sure how to cook quinoa, first rinse the quinoa. Next, add 3 cups of water to the 1 1/2 cups quinoa and bring to a boil in a saucepan. Once you bring the quinoa/water mixture to a boil, cover with a lid and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Remove lid when the quinoa is done, and remove from the heat. While the quinoa is cooking, rinse and chop the broccoli into small pieces. Add the chopped broccoli and 1 cup of water to a large pan and cook on medium to high heat until all of the water is gone. This typically takes about 10 minutes and I like to brown the broccoli slightly. Browning the broccoli gives it a great flavor in my opinion! While the broccoli and quinoa are cooking, add eggs, egg whites, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, spray butter, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to a large bowl. Whisk the egg mixture for at least 2...
Healthy Eggs and Quinoa

Healthy Eggs and Quinoa

I know, I know…you are probably asking yourself if these two foods could possibly taste good together. Well, let me tell you, they taste incredible together! This was just a random pairing one morning…and it has turned into a household favorite! I make this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, WHENEVER! It literally takes 5 minutes to make if you have the quinoa cooked and ready to go. I typically make about 2 cups of quinoa on Sunday nights and this is kept in the fridge for quick use during the week. This is a great way to speed up your meals if you plan in advance! First, I spray a pan with pam. Crack one whole egg into the pan and add 3-4 egg whites to the pan as well (depending on how hungry you are). I do not waste time dirtying another bowl!lol Put stove on high heat and keep a close eye on the eggs because they will start cooking FAST! Mix around with a spatchula for about 3 minutes (breaking up yolk). The eggs should start browning within a few minutes. When they do, add 1/4 cup of cooked quinoa to the pan. Mix around well and turn burner off but keep pan on burner. Add 2 tbsp of parkay spray butter, a sprinkle of black pepper, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes if desired. I tend to put those darn flakes on EVERYTHING!!!lol Mix around well and pour egg and quinoa mixture onto a plate and serve warm. ENJOY!...
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