Quinoa Porridge and Soy Sausage
Quinoa is a high protein grain with all the essential amino acids. It has a mild flavor. Give a try as a replacement to oatmeal or your boxed cereal. One cup of cooked quinoa has 24 g of protein and 12 g of fiber (almost half of your daily needs).!
Here is a great breakfast that can be made with two min of prep time. I suggest making a pot of quinoa and keeping it in your fridge to eat all week. When you wake up, throw on the stove and add a little bit of water. It will heat up while you get dressed. There is no extra mess or dishes. I keep a small mini cast iron skillet on my stove at all times. It can heat up quickly in the morning and cook an egg, or here, your sausage without much supervision. The high protein in this breakfast will set up your energy needs for the day and keep you going for the next 3-8 hours with just a small snack later on.
Pot of Quinoa for porridge:
2.5 c water, brought to boil
1 c quinoa
Cook on low for 20-30 min
I prefer Hearty Vegans Tempeh Sausage. It is very low in fat and has a delicious flavor. You do not have to be vegan to enjoy it.
Pour a dash of oil in your skillet.
Turn on Medium Heat to
Medium Low depending on how long you want to leave it alone.
Place sausage down.
Flip in 5-7 min and let cook 30s -1 min more.
It should get nice and crispy on the outside.
Place on top of your quinoa to which you may add either coconut oil and salt or honey.
If you like to eat macrobiotic you may add some seaweed flakes (dulse), as I have done here: