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I love making my breakfast for the week on Sundays, it makes the mornings sooo much easier. I know that no matter how much of a hurry I am in, I can grab this out of the fridge, heat it up and have a nice hearty meal to start my day. This was a great recipe since it was easy to throw together in a casserole dish and had a great mix of carbs, protein and fat. I found this recipe on Enlightened Cooking and made a few adjustments to it. I really like quinoa because it is a complete protein, but is not a meat…obviously. It keeps me full until lunch time and adding some Tabasco to it really makes my day ūüôā I have also found that by not eating anything sugary for breakfast I don’t crave anything sweet later in the day.

 Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Servings: 6

Prep/Total Time: 45 minute

Nutrition Info: Calories-387g; Fat-11g; Cholesterol-147mg; Sodium-500mg; Carbohydrates-44g; Fiber-5g; Protein-27g; Sugar-4g

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 2 16-oz boxes of frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 cups non-fat cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 green onions
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 11×7 inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook the quinoa according to the package.
  3. Place the spinach in a clean dish towel and squeeze out all of the liquid. Add spinach to bowl with quinoa along with the cottage cheese, eggs, green onions, salt, pepper, cayenne and paprika. Stir until well blended.
  4. Spread quinoa mixture in prepared pan, smoothing top.
  5. Bake 55 to 65 minutes until set and golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack. Cool at least 20 minutes or completely, then cut into 6 bars and store in separate containers in the refrigerator/freezer. Heat in the microwave until warm and add Tabasco (optional).

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